If you require removals to Germany to settle in Berlin, you are in luck! It's an incredibly vibrant city with so much to see and do from the nightlife (New York isn't the only city that never sleeps!) to the shops, concerts and festivals, museums and art galleries. It is a city of culture, fascinating history and of course, it is a great place for business too. And, the good news is that it leaves a lasting, positive impression on so many expats who have made it their home.
From 1961 until 1981 Berlin was divided by a wall which separated the western counterpart from the communist east. Few remnants of the city wall remain, and after the completion of the move of Germany's parliament back from Bonn to Berlin in 1999, Berlin once again became the capital. Today, it is Germany's second most populated city and has as many as 3.4 million inhabitants.
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Moving to Berlin, Germany: About Berlin
If you are an expat, you are bound to feel at home in Berlin, as it is an extremely cosmopolitan city with 190 different nationalities represented here. And, unlike other cities which can feel claustrophobic and built up at times, a third of the city is made up of parks (2,500 of them), gardens, forests and lakes. It is rich in so many ways, including the diversity of its architecture, sports, culture and business – and if you are moving here for work purposes, it offers a high standard of living.
Berlin attracts over 6 million tourists per year and is home to around 45,000 expats. Among the many benefits of moving to Berlin is the social life, the standard of accommodation, the bike lanes (it's easy to commute to work even in the city), the shopping facilities, coffee shops, and of course, the beer.
Many expats choose removals to Germany for work reasons – its strengths include high tech industries and the service sector, and it is also home to many creative organisations including arts and media corporations. And, in your leisure time, there are so many places to visit, including well over 150 museums.
Moving to Berlin, Germany: Living in Berlin
Rental prices vary but the average price you can expect to pay for a one bedroom apartment in the city centre is around £500 a month, rising to about £1000 a month for a three bedroom apartment. You can expect to pay less, however, if you live outside the city centre. If you buy an apartment in the city, you will are likely to pay an average of around £2,450 a square metre (approximate prices only), but this will vary by location.
It can be quite daunting to move to a new country, even it is still within easy reach of the UK. But if you are moving house to Berlin, the good news is that there will be plenty to keep you occupied, so you will barely have time to even think about life back in the UK.
As with all moves, it is easier if you learn the language, but many people (especially the younger Berliners) know at least a basic level of English. For this reason, it is relatively easy to get out and about and the transport system is good too with the choice of trams, trains, buses, taxis and the underground to get you to your destination.
Outside of work, if you love to shop, Berlin is the place to be; the main department store is the famous KaDeWa at Wittenbergplatz, which has plenty to spark your imagination, including an amazing food department. The main shopping districts are Tauentzienstrasse and Ku'Damm and there are lots of markets too where you can pick up a bargain.
Berlin has attractions aplenty and if museums are your thing, Museumsinsel, or Museum Island is the place to head for. Here, you have all manner of museums to choose from including Bode-Museum, which is the newest museum on the island and houses sculptures and Byzantine art.
However, to find out more about Berlin during the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie Museum is fascinating for both children and adults alike and gives a real insight into what life was like when the city was divided. This powerful museum tells the stories of East Berlin's brave and ingenious escapees – and you will also learn the heart-rending tales about those who died in their attempts to make it over the wall. It is well worth a visit, as it reveals much about the city's 20th century history.