Removals to Bonn
An increasing number of people from the UK are embarking on removals to Germany. It's estimated that around 100,000 British expats live in the country, and the historic city of Bonn is among the most popular destinations. Freedom of movement within the EU means it is easy to take the plunge and move from the UK to Germany. The country's many attractions include its strong economy, excellent standard of living and infrastructure, and relatively affordable property prices.
If you are planning shipping to Germany, Greens are the people to contact. We have been arranging moves to Europe for more than 40 years, and can manage removals to your individual requirements, getting your household contents to your door quickly and efficiently. We make regular trips to popular destinations in Germany by road, but we also cover the whole country, and offer a choice of full load or groupage services, depending on your needs.
We can carry out professional packing and unpacking, including fragile items such as glass and china, or provide packing materials for you to use if preferred. Storage at our modern facilities is also offered if needed before your move, and comprehensive insurance is another service we provide. We can also organise removals from Germany to the UK for people making the return trip, for instance at the end of a work contract. Contact us now to get a quote and find out how we can make your move go more smoothly.
Moving to Bonn, Germany: About Bonn
Bonn is best-known for its role as the former federal capital of West Germany, before the seat of government moved back to Berlin in 1991, following the country's reunification. However, the city has a history going back much further, to Roman times. It is also famed as the birthplace of legendary composer Beethoven, holding a major festival every year in tribute to its famous son. Bonn's population is about 310,000, but, together with the nearby city of Cologne, it is also part of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan area, which is home to more than 11 million people.
The picturesque riverside city is a popular choice with foreigners moving house to Germany, and has an English and American expat population. A popular international school is among the attractions, and there are also regular classes and get-togethers for expats living in Bonn. Career opportunities include working for the many international companies with bases in the area, as well as teaching English as a second language. Germany is also becoming increasingly popular as a retirement destination, and it's believed around 40% of British people living in the country are over-60s. Germany is known for its high standard of public services, ranging from transport and healthcare to education and the social security system.
Moving to Bonn, Germany: Living in Bonn
Bonn has a fairly small city centre, so it is easy to get to many places on foot, but there is also an excellent transport system, including buses, underground and trams, as well as the nearby Cologne-Bonn airport. The city centre includes one of Europe's largest pedestrianised areas, making it easy for shoppers to wander between hundreds of different stores. There is also a daily market selling all kinds of fresh food, while the Kaiserpassage shopping mall is well-known for its fashion boutiques. Bonn is sometimes said to have an Italian flavour because of its many street cafes, and there's also a good range of restaurants, clubs and beer gardens.
Housing prices vary depending on the neighbourhood, but a three-bedroom flat could cost between around £675 in monthly rent on the outskirts to £850 in a more central area. Once you have completed your removals to Germany and settled into your new home in Bonn, you will find there is plenty to see here. The main sights include Beethoven's Birthplace Museum, which has the largest collection in the world dedicated to the composer, and the Beethoven monument. The botanical gardens surrounding Poppelsdorf Palace are another must, with thousands of different plants and a pool where turtles live. There are also some great museums to visit and plenty of historic buildings, including Bonn Cathedral, plus family attractions such as the free-to-enter Venusburg Wildpark, where you can see deer and wild boar up close.
Festivals to visit after your move to Germany include Bonn carnival in February, the Rhine in Flames every May, where spectacular fireworks seem to set the river alight between Bonn and Linz, the Beethoven Festival from September to October, and major Christmas markets in the city all through December.