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European Attractions

Moving to a new place is daunting etc, but really the best option is to pull your finger out, remind your fretful emotions just how many people would kill to be in your foreign shoes, and go exploring!

Germany
Relocating to Germany is going to give you wonderful access to, amongst other things, some of the best castles in the world. “Neuschwanstein” is arguably the most famous. King Ludwig II designed this flamboyant castle in 1869. In a lovely little fit of eccentricity he employed a theatre set designer instead of an architect. Upon moving to Germany, could you do the same?

France
The French Riviera (Cannes, Nice etc.) is astoundingly beautiful and relaxing. A trip over to the island of Corsica is primarily a popular French jaunt, reminiscent of the way we view somewhere like Cornwall – relaxing, inviting and stunning.

Holland
Moving to Holland is perhaps one of the lowest culture shock risks within Europe. Amongst the history of clogs, windmills and tulip fields, new Dutch culture is blossoming marvellously. Art and music festivals like “Festival aan de Werf” in Utrecht are amongst the most contemporary and unique in the world. The Dutch love festivals – flowers, marches, music, films, clothes, windmills, arts, bicycles – everything has its own celebratory event. Maybe your move to Holland will inspire them to throw a festival in your honour!

Belgium
Cities like Brussels and Antwerp are as chic as they come. The architecture, culture and people are classic and inimitable thanks to the influences of Belgium’s neighbouring countries.

Reality Bites

New country – new tasty explorations! The palette is a fickle thing, but few daily thrills compare to good food. Wherever you’re off to is bound to have a unique menu of oddities for your delicious judgement (except the USA, where everything is just… bigger!), and that are likely to be served in some eccentric restaurants!

Relocating to France
Snails! Ew! Has there ever been a different exclamation from a British person? Helix snails are perhaps the preferred snail in most French cuisine. The best snails are between three and four years old. In answer to any issues with their… digestive parts, the snails are strictly fasted for about two weeks before becoming your dinner to ensure all their tubes are clear of… you know!

Relocating to Belgium
You know about the fabulous chocolate of course. But Belgian restaurant concepts are fantastic and include “Dinner in the Sky” (eat whilst suspended with your table in the air!), a number of converted old planes, and the eccentric “’t Velootje” bar (the seats are all bicycles!)

Relocating to Switzerland
Swiss cuisine is influenced by its neighbours; it presents an eclectic old mix. As for restaurants, “Blinde Kuh” is basically Blind Man’s Bluff… but when eating. Dine in pitch darkness, in the care of experienced (usually blind) staff.

Relocating to Germany
Well they certainly love their themed restaurants in Germany! “Bollesje” (prisons theme), “Knoblauchrestaurant” (everything is made with garlic!), and I’m sure you can guess what the decoration theme is at “Klo” when that name is translated into English… “Loo”

German Glory

If you have decided that you are moving to Germany, your best choice for a professional and swift removals service is European Removal Experts. Our company has years of experience in helping people to relocate all of their household contents and personal possessions to the continent. European Removal Experts are trustworthy, safe and secure, our drivers are highly trained and our vehicles are fully insured and primed and tuned for long distance travel, so moving to Germany will be a stress-free experience with our help and advice.

Whether you are moving to Berlin to immerse yourself in the rich and dynamic culture, or moving to Baden-Baden to work for Mercedes Benz, relocating to Germany is sure to be an interesting an rewarding decision. European Removal Experts is very proud that our staff are both professional and friendly, and we know that our customers appreciate their calm and efficient attitude. We are sensitive to our customers’ needs because the last thing they need when organising a major move is to be worried or concerned about the removals service which they have chosen.

When you meet our drivers, you will immediately feel assured and confident that all of your household contents will arrive intact at your new abode. Many customers have chosen European Removal Experts when relocating to Germany for exactly these reasons, so please ask our staff when you make your inquiry and we can provide testimonies and recommendations from previous clients.

Moving to Germany is guaranteed to be stress and trouble-free when you engage our services, so go for German Glory with European Removal Experts.

Belgium Dull? No Way!

If you are moving to Belgium, you’ve probably heard all the jokes about the country from your friends and family. Belgium has gained an unfortunate – and it has to be said – undeserved reputation for being a country with little going for it apart from sprouts and obscure Euro MPs.

The outburst from a British MEP just a couple of months ago, where he described Belgium as a ‘dull little country’ didn’t help the image, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Those who are moving to Germany don’t have to put up with the same jibes, so why does Belgium get such a bad press?

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it is a relatively new country, or the fact that the main language, Flemish, is impenetrable to those who don’t speak it. On the other hand, it may have something to do with the fact that the national sport is cycling, and the national dish is steak and chips, so we can safely assume that there is a certain amount of snobbery involved with this dismissal of Belgium.

The chances are you will be familiar with steak and chips, but if you are moving to Belgium and you’ve never seen world class cycle racing, then you are in for a treat. They really are mad about the sport, and crowds in excess of one million are not unusual at the country’s biggest race, The Tour of Flanders, which is held every April. So that is just one thing to look forward to if you are moving to Belgium!

Useful Advice for Moving to Germany

If you are thinking of moving to Germany with your job, you will want to make sure you choose the home which is right for you. If you are moving to Germany alone, this is not such a problem, but if you are taking your family you will need to do some homework on how to find the right accommodation.

Depending on the location you choose, finding a flat or house is similar to the way you would do it here in the UK, but there are some differences which you should be aware of before moving to Germany. For example, don’t expect to see a ‘For Sale’ sign outside a property. In Germany, this is not a common way of advertising that a property is available for sale or rent.

Many properties are published in the newspapers, and in the last few years property websites have sprung up which provide extensive listings on apartments and houses for sale as well as rental units. These websites also have extensive information on financing and other topics related to buying and renting property for those who are moving to Germany.

One term to watch out for when looking at property adverts is ‘Grosszügige Räume’, which translates as ‘large room’ or ‘very spacious’. As estate agents all over the world employ the same tactics when it comes to describing a property, this actually means that the house is very expensive to heat, which is something you may want to bear in mind when you are moving to Germany.

Making the Move to Rustic Germany

Whilst moving to Germany or moving to Holland etc will afford you with the same kinds of challenges wherever your going, one of the remarkable things about Europe is that despite the close proximity of nations, there is an unrivalled diversity of cultures and languages.

Perhaps less celebrated than other destinations is rustic Germany, not only for its majestic countryside, but also for is more than similarity to the vernal hills of the English countryside.  However, unlike the UK, which of course is an island, Germany is slap bang In the middle of Europe and therefore by moving to Germany you are literally moving to the centre of Europe.

There is definitely a cliched idea about the German countryside: i.e. Alpine landscapes trawled by ramblers in Lederhosen, however just as the UK has a hugely diverse environment, so does Germany. For example, by moving to Germany you will be moving to a country that not only has Alpine mountain ranges, but also sandy beaches at the Baltic sea.

So, whilst Germany is the strongest economy in Europe there are more reasons to become an emigre than this – and rustic Germany is one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world, let alone Europe. And therefore anyone considering relocating to Germany would do well to consider a rustic location.

At European Removal Experts wherever your destination, whether its rustic Germany or a vibrant capital city like Paris, we are committed to making the moving process as simple and effective as it can be!

Moving to Germany – What to Do About Insurance?

Germany is one of the most vibrant countries in the world, and due to its similar culture/infrastructure when compared to the UK, for a Brit moving to Germany shouldn’t be too much of an upheaval; however, just like with any move, whether you’re moving to France or moving to Germany, careful consideration should be paid to insurance – which will work in your favour down the line.

On one level, it is important – depending of course on the value of what you’re are taking with you – that you insure any particularly valuable item that you are taking with you, of course this isn’t just a consideration when moving to Germany – and insurance is important where ever your moving, but particularly so the further your goods are going, where loss or damage etc are more likely.

Unlike the UK, if you are moving to Germany you will require heath insurance, which will be deducted from your income over there depending on your income; however, if you are moving there from the UK on a temporary basis then there is an EU agreement that you will be covered, providing you have filed the right forms before your trip.

Of course the best way to be sure about whether you are covered or not, and if, for example, your current insurance (ie. from your own country) is applicable in Germany is to check with your provider – remember, despite the collaboration between EU countries there are still significant differences that can complicate temporary or permanent moves.

European Capitals: The Best in the World

Europe has a lot of things going for it – liberal attitudes, a rich cultural heritage – however, the shinning stars in the European experience have to be its capitals, which, quite frankly, are some of the best capital cities on the entire planet.

Berlin

Anyone considering moving to Germany should really consider Berlin. As not only is it at geographical centre of the whole of Europe, but it is also a bonafide cultural epicentre in its own right; and with world beating nightlife and 153 museums, Berlin truly is a world capital of culture.

Amsterdam

Whilst capitals like London or Berlin are world renowned, Europe is also home to less well known but equally fulfilling capital cities; the best of these less pronounced gems is arguably Amsterdam – why? Well whilst it has a cultural heritage to rival any other city in Europe, it really shines when it comes to nightlife. And as the most laid back capital in the world, anyone moving to Holland should really consider moving to Amsterdam.

Paris

Great capitals will speak to you on a deeply personal level, and therefore everyone will have their own favorites, and their own reasons for it being their favourite – however, a sure contender for the best capital on the planet has to be Paris, with its cultural landmarks such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, as well as that certain “je ne sais quoi” that makes a truly great capital.

At European Removal Experts whether you moving to Germany to live an artists life in Berlin or moving to Holland to live the high life in Amsterdam, we like to think we take the hassle out of moving day – getting you there to start your new life as you mean to go on.

Take The Stress Out Of Moving To Germany

If you are thinking of moving to Germany, you’ve probably spent a lot of time considering the many arrangements you will have to take care of before you make the life changing move of setting up home in another country.

The list is a long one, and you’ve probably worried about whether you have considered everything that will need to be completed before relocating to Germany. This process is a stressful period for everyone involved, however there is a way you can make things a lot easier for yourself and those who are accompanying you. You may have many big bulky items to take with you, and you may have thought about taking care of this yourself by hiring a van. But think about this in a bit more detail, and by doing it yourself begins to lose it’s appeal, doesn’t it? First of all, you will have to hire a van or lorry which is big enough, then you have to clear out your house, load the van and do it all again at the other end when you arrive.

So why not let the experts help when you are moving to Germany, moving to Holland or moving to any location in Europe?  You need to choose the best company if you want to get the best service, and you really can’t go wrong with European Removal Experts. We offer a fully-professional service for removals to Europe that can be tailored to suit you, making your move to Germany as stress free as possible.