Are you paying fees for your bank account? Fees for money withdrawal on foreign ATMs? Fee for a credit card? Here I’ll give you an overview of free online bank accounts and how to open a bank account in Germany – no matter if you are a German or a foreigner.
The photo below was taken from my balcony. I just moved into my apartment, paying 270 EUR for a tiled kitchen and bathroom, central heating, two supermarkets and bus stop in front, and a U-Bahn connection 14 mins away from Alexanderplatz, and 8 mins from the Friedrichshain pub area.
Especially when renting a flat, you need to show your landlord your Schufa information / Schufa score. Here I show you how to get it for free, directly from your computer.
Public or private – especially as a freelancer/self-employed you have to choose your health care option in Germany. Read here about their costs, practical usage, and setup process.
As a new Berliner, you might come from a country where it’s warm enough in winter, so you don’t need to heat; or where radiators and heaters work differently. Here I introduce you to the German way of heating and ventilating.
It’s winter time in Berlin, and besides the annoying cold outside, the other big minus of this season are its short days: The sun starts going down already around 4 pm. But with a little trick, I extended it to 6pm! Here is how.