Relocate to Germany
Living in Germany
Germany, the most populated country in Europe, is the second most popular immigration destination in the world.
This European country is blessed with nature’s most beautiful creations right from sandy beaches on the Northern coast to the snow-clad Bavarian Alps on the southern border.
There are also many stunning castles, lakes, forests, and some beautifully preserved medieval villages in Germany.
The people of Germany enjoy visiting the opera and theaters as well as watching and playing sports. The German population is literate and highly cultured and has a liking for all kinds of arts.
Even though most Germans have basic knowledge of the English language, they will be more comfortable if you speak with them in their native language. They really appreciate when the expats living in Germany make an effort to learn German.
Germany is a part of the European Community as well as the Schengen Area.
Politics in Germany
Germany is a federal, parliamentary, representative democratic republic. The legislative power is vested in the parliament of Germany, which is called the Bundestag, and the representative body of the regional states, which is called the Bundesrat. Germany is a multi-party political system, with the major political parties being the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), also known as the union.
The elections in Germany are held every four years to elect the members of the Bundestag and select a Chancellor, who is the head of the government.
The head of state in Germany is the President, who is elected by the federal convention, which is an institution consisting of the members of the parliament and an equal number of state delegates.
Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world.
The service sector contributes to 70% of its economy.
Germany is the third-largest exporter in the world and the leading producer of wind turbines globally. Automobiles made in Germany represent class and quality and are in demand the world over.
Germany is the seventh-most visited country in the world and more than 30% Germans go for holidays in their own country. This is why tourism has also been a major contributor to the German economy.
Buying or Renting Property in Germany
Germany is one of the most developed nations in the world and is the first to commit to the renewable energy transition called Energiewende. Housing in Germany is relatively expensive and so people in the cities prefer living in apartments.
These apartments are modern and are equipped with all the amenities that people from different countries would need. If you move towards the suburbs, you will find bigger houses that are not very expensive.
Visa and Immigration
Schools in Germany
At the age of 6, children in Germany are sent to primary school, before which, they have an option of attending 3 years of Kindergarten.
All children in Germany have to compulsorily attend 6 years of Primary school and at least 3 years of secondary school.
Secondary schools in Germany are divided into three traditional types including Gymnasium for children who are good in gymnastics, Realschule for intermediate students, and Hauptschule that prepares students for vocational education.
The language of instruction in all of these public schools is German.
If you are moving to Germany with your children, you can opt for a private school as many private international schools in Germany provide instructions in foreign languages such as English, French, or Japanese.
Weather in Germany
Germany experiences moderate climate with no long periods of cold or hot weather. January is the coldest month, with a minimum temperature of - 2°C, and July is the warmest month, with a maximum temperature of 20°C.
The Alpine region of this country experiences colder temperature and the mountains are snow clad during winters.
Germany does not experience too much rainfall except in winters. Remember, air conditioners and heating systems are not very common in German homes so prepare for the weather accordingly.
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