Live and work in Germany


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Life in Germany

Germany offers a wide range of activities to enjoy. You can explore historical sites, such as castles, museums, and landmarks. Enjoy the streets of Berlin or Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. Nature lovers can hike in the beautiful Black Forest, biking along the Rhine River, or enjoying the lakes in Bavaria. And of course: taste traditional sausages at a beer garden, indulge in a pretzel at the famous Oktoberfest, or try pastries like the Black Forest cake. Pair these  with a beer brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Law), a testament to Germany’s beer culture.

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Quick facts about working in Germany

  • Average working hours per week: 36 to 40 hours, 7 to 8 hours daily
  • Typical working day: Monday to Friday from 8.00 or 9:00 am to 5:00 or 6:00 pm
  • Number of Vacation days: 20 days / 4 weeks
  • Commute: Mostly by bus, train, metro/U Bahn, and tram/S Bahn
  • Work culture: Slightly hierarchical with a top-down hierarchy.

You will have colleagues from everywhere, but you will speak in your own native language, supporting customers from your country.

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Quick info about Germany

Typical food

Bratwurst (grilled sausage), Schnitzel (breaded cutlet), Brezeln (Pretzel), Sauerkraut (cabbage), Schwarzerwálder Kirschtorte (black forest cake), Berliner (donut)


~83.2 million people


Germany is situated in central Europe and borders the Baltic and North Seas, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austra, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The capital city is Berlin.



Famous people

Ludwig van Beethoven, Michael Schumacher, Heidi Klum


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Avg. working week

36 to 40 hours 
7 to 8 hours daily


German healthcare is considered to have high standards on a global scale. Healthcare is partially free because of the social contributions to the public healthcare system.


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No, you do not need a work permit if you are an EU/EEA/Switzerland citizen. You just need to go to the town hall (Einwohnermeldeamt or Bürgeramt) to register your residence in Germany.

Germany has various weather because of the great area it covers. Generally there is a temperate climate, which provides warm summers and cold winters. If you live in the southern part of Germany it’s slightly warmer all year round and vice versa if you move to the northern part of Germany.

Germany has an excellent and efficient public transportation system. The country is well-connected with an extensive network of trains, buses, trams (S Bahn), and metro (U Bahn). The national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, operates an extensive train network that covers both regional and long-distance travel. Regional trains are reliable and connect smaller towns and cities, while high-speed trains like the ICE (InterCity Express) provide fast connections between major cities. Public transportation within cities is also highly developed, with comprehensive bus and tram networks, as well as efficient subway systems in larger cities like Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg. The public transportation system in Germany is known for its punctuality, cleanliness, and ease of use, making it a convenient option for both residents and visitors

Germany has a highly regarded healthcare system that provides comprehensive coverage to its residents. The system is based on mandatory health insurance, with both statutory and private health insurance options available. Statutory health insurance covers the majority of the population and offers a wide range of medical services, including doctor visits, hospital care, and prescription medications. The system is known for its high quality of care, accessibility, and a strong emphasis on preventive medicine. Additionally, Germany has a robust network of hospitals and medical facilities, including specialised clinics and research centres.

Still not convinced about Germany?

Living in Germany means embracing a society that values education, sustainability, and social welfare. Benefit from world-class universities, comprehensive healthcare systems, and a strong focus on environmental consciousness.

Germany is also known for its beer gardens, festivals, and vibrant nightlife, providing opportunities to socialise and experience the local culture. Additionally, the country offers a variety of recreational sports, including football, skiing, and water sports, to keep you active and entertained. Berlin also has more bridges than Venice, making it a city of waterways and hidden corners waiting to be discovered. And you know that Germany is the birthplace of the automobile? Take a drive on the picturesque roads of the Black Forest or visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart to trace the history of automotive engineering.

You can also immerse yourself in the arts and culture scene that Germany is famous for. Enjoy world-class opera performances at the iconic Semperoper in Dresden or visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, which inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. With over 6,000 museums, you’ll never run out of opportunities to indulge your artistic side.

If you are a nature enthusiast you will also be fascinated by Germany’s diverse landscapes. From the dramatic cliffs of the Baltic Sea to the picturesque Bavarian Alps, outdoor adventures await at every corner. Hike through the mystical Black Forest, cycle along the Rhine River, or relax in one of the numerous tranquil parks scattered across the country.

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