CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS LIKE A GERMAN

Typical German customs during the Christmas season Roughly 47 million people in Germany are registered members of a Christian church, close to 56% of the population. 5 million are Muslims by religion, and all other faiths make up for less than 1% of the population. So, one can say without hesitation that 95% of the […]

HOW TO GET OUT OF GERMAN LEASE AGREEMENT PREMATURELY

Photo: Moving Day Boxes (c) Nicolas huk CC-by-2.0 Temporary leases or exclusion of the termination right can be a very inconvenient stipulation in German lease agreements when you are assigned a new job by your employer. Unfortunately, we see this practice very often now as a reaction to last year’s change in law about the […]

MOVING TO GERMANY: THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE

Generally, when moving to Germany, several aspects must be considered to facilitate a relatively smooth transition into your new life and avoid nerve-wracking, bad surprises. The Red Relocators offer their advice.Here’s a short checklist of the most relevant topics to consider when planning a move to Germany: Work permit for Germany Common types of Work […]

EXPERIENCE OF EXPAT CHILDREN WITH PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sending a child to a regular public school is always a challenge – often more so for the parents than for the child. In the aftermath, parents are mostly amazed at how quickly their child adopted to both the different life circumstances and the new language. They made friends faster than the adults did – […]

Happy Independence Day to all Americans!

Yesterday, the managing parties of the popular stadium in the north of Munich send a warm greeting towards the United States! The 2,760 diamond-shaped cushions forming the world’s biggest membrane cladding covering an area of 66,500 m² have been set to mirror the American Flag in sympathy. A great sight for those who drove by […]

The perfect summer spots in Munich

Today I have found the ultimate recommendations for you on how to spend the summer in Munich:

When you have explored all the locations shown in the video – you will have gotten a good idea about the special Bavarian Munich-attitude-to-life!

To  help you to find out what places are shown in the video here are the mentioned hot-spots listed:

  • Englischer Garten
  • Monopteros
  • Chinesischer Turm
  • Leopoldstraße
  • Eiscafe Rialoto
  • Stachus
  • Fußgängerzone
  • Marienplatz
  • Isar
  • Waldwirtschaft

Wish you a perfect SUMMER IN THE CITY!

Yours

Bettina

Social Security System in Germany

Initial Insurance Coverage for Work Permits in Germany

When you apply for a work permit in Germany one of the requirements is a continuous sufficient healthcare insurance. Once you start working, you will either be eligible for regular private or public healthcare insurance, however, for the period until your final work permit is granted, you will also need to be covered. Usually, proof […]

Welcome Culture: Easy living in Germany for foreigners?

The right wing gained sympathies all over Europe and any day we can read about crimes directed towards foreigners. The people seem to hate them. Fire is laid in refugee homes, southern-looking young men are threatened and beaten up on open street, German politicians request that illegal immigrants are shot at the border should they […]

Doing business in Hamburg with a foreigner’s background

Hamburg is a cosmopolitan city, and it has been since the beginning of the last century with numerous waves of immigration. Many foreigners have chosen the hanseatic city as adopted home and have built a living. Currently more than half a million people with an immigrant background live in Hamburg, representing some 30% of the […]

Understanding Germans – No. 5: Dressing up accordingly

Photo (c) Nomad_Soul / fotolia.comThis is an extraxt from a most awesome article published here:”Plan made for the day? Insurances in place? Great. Good work! Now it’s time to change out of your Schlumperklamotten and head outside to face the day head on. You’re going to need to get appropriately dressed.*WARNING! AUSLÄNDER! WARNING!* Outside is […]