There are lots of things you’ll need to arrange before moving to Germany. The country may only be a short hop over the Channel, but there are plenty of logistical issues to take into account. For example, you may need to book Furniture removals to Germany.
Getting set up in your new home overseas is much easier once you’ve got all the items you need from the UK. By bringing in the professionals to help you with this, you can make the task much more straightforward.
Meanwhile, to help ensure the transition is as smooth as possible, it really pays off to do some research into your new home nation. Writing in the Guardian recently, Sandra Haurant provided some information for soon-to-be expats.
She noted that Germany has plenty to offer, with its “free-spirited cities… spectacularly varied landscapes, fairytale castles, magical forests, a good standard of living and… relatively robust economy”.
Given its many attractions, it may come as little surprise that more than 100,000 UK citizens have made this country their home.
The writer noted that British citizens and those from other EU countries don’t need a work permit or visa to live and work in Germany and if you move there in retirement, you can receive your UK state pension either into a British or German bank account.
She also pointed out that there is no need to arrange special vaccinations before moving to the nation.
When you get there
Ms Haurant noted that on November 12th, one euro was worth 79p, while one pound equated to €1.25. She also stated that German taxis are cream in colour and have a black and yellow taxi sign on their roofs. Usually, they are Mercedes or Audis and they can be hailed in the street. However, heading for a taxi rank or calling to book one is “probably a better option”, she suggested.
If there is a gap between when you arrive in Germany and when you get the keys to your home there, you might have to book a hotel. The writer revealed that mid-range hotel rooms cost around €60 per night out of town and at least €80 per night in cities.
If you’re keen to invest in property in the country, you may be interested to note that the average apartment cost €149,700 in June 2012, while a new detached house cost €250,000 and a typical existing house would have set you back €192,950.
Once you’ve selected a house or flat and the transaction is completed, you can arrange removals to Germany.
Here to help
Here at European Removal Experts, we’re experts when it comes to European removals and should be perfectly placed to help you achieve your goals. With us on your team, starting a new life in this vibrant and attractive country could be that little bit easier.
To find out more about what we have to offer, just take a look around the relevant section of our website. You might be surprised by how straightforward the process is.