Expat Germany


Germany - Whether you opt for the intriguing contrasts of Berlin, the charm and beer cellars of Munich or the high-tech buzz of Frankfurt, Germany is a country whose lovely landscapes link cities that dominate the quality of living results.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Germany
Courtney Martin
Tom Zachystal

  The International Baccalaureate For Expat Pupils In Germany: Pros and Cons

Articles - Germany

Education in Germany is second to none. In the last few years, foreign students from parts of Europe and Asia have moved to this country because of the quality of education. Germany has many international educational opportunities, affiliated with various universities from around the globe, like the American Board (AP), the British Board (GCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.   more ...

  5 Places You Might Want To Move To In Germany But Have Probably Never Heard Of

Articles - Germany

Germany has always been perceived as a captivating land with its majestic architecture and thriving cultural life. The great German cities of Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, as well as its smaller towns such as Regensburg and Heidelberg, are some of the most visited destinations in the world.

But there’s a part of Germany that is lesser known. These quiet destinations rarely figure in tourist maps, and they sit within the country’s hinterland like undiscovered gems.   more ...

  How Immigrants Boost The German Economy, Drive Start-Up Culture

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Foreigners are flocking to Germany in their thousands. In fact, the rate of immigration is now at its highest since the 90s. While much of the press surrounding this rather controversial topic may be negative, this influx is actually to thank for the country’s sharp economic growth, and in fact, Germany has come to rely on it. What with the ever-growing number of start-ups in Berlin and across the country, the term immigration is taking on a new meaning, and the future of Germany’s economy is all the brighter because of it.

“The new quality of immigration is a godsend,” CDU Minister Ursula von der Leyen professed back in 2013. “It helps our country, making it younger, more creative, and more international. Everyone benefits.”   more ...

  A Guide To Employment Laws In Germany

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Employment laws serve to regulate relations between the employer and employees. In Germany, the law makes it compulsory for employees to have written contracts with their employer. The employee’s salary, benefits, starting date and other such conditions must be included in the contract. A different type of contract is the limited term employment contract, which is used when employment is limited to a specified shorter term, such as when the job is a project. Employers can enter into any of these contracts for up to two years without restrictions. Probationary periods can last up to 6 months and employees must receive at least two weeks’ notice before employment is terminated during this period.   more ...

  Germany – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Articles - Germany

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Germany and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

The Erlangen Expat

A blog that ranges across a wide variety of topics useful to new expats, The Erlangen Expat discusses life in Bavaria. The various sections accessible from the main menu at the top of the site will provide useful insights into different areas of expat life: 'Learning German' takes you through the different ways of learning the language, from short courses to language schools to smartphone apps.   more ...


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