New in the city? Welcome to your new home!

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If you are planning to move to Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg or Stutgart, this website is the right place for you.

NEW IN THE CITY, the bilingual city and relocation guide, is the ideal magazine for anyone who has moved to a new city or is about to – whatever their nationality.  NEW IN THE CITY will quickly give you the best overview of your new home. We also provide useful information about moving and help you to find a place to live. And, of course, locals can also use our magazine to learn new things about their home town.

Find out more about the NEW IN THE CITY magazines in our shop.

Relocation agencies – the experts for settling in

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Companies are the main users of relocation agencies to make moving a lot easier for new employees. Most relocation agencies offer a complete relocation package. An agency can save foreign newcomers a lot of stress. The agency helps you find the perfect house, room or apartment and even takes care of the time-consuming bureaucratic registration process.

Relocation experts do not only organize the move itself, they can even help with cultural integration, e.g. finding a language school or organizing cultural events. 

New in the city – moving is easy with the moving checklist

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Before moving to another city, a lot of things has to be organized and prepared. Often one underestimates the effort and time that such an undertaking takes. To make sure that no one loses track of what is going on, we would like to give you some help here in chronological order with the most important things to consider before and during the move. 

Language schools teaching German

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Scientifically speaking, there are two ways to learn German as a foreign language: the unsupervised method – picking it up on the street – or the structured approach in classes.

A mixture of both is probably best. Experienced language institutes prefer to use a varied blend of exercises for speaking, listening, writing, reading and vocabulary as well exercises as for pronunciation and grammar in their learning programs. These are supplemented by elements of regional studies.

Classes are in German right from the beginning, which creates an authentic feeling. The goal is to give students a basic knowledge of everyday German. Then they can go out onto the street to practice and improve on it.

In case you want to learn perfect German, Munich’s “Spotlight Verlag” publishes the magazine “Deutsch perfekt” (www.deutsch-perfekt.com). Every month, correspondents from Germany, Austria and Switzerland write articles about society, politics and other topics. In addition, the magazine provides advice for people who want to live or work in Germany.

There are articles for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Thus, students of all levels benefit from the magazine. New words are explained in simple German and there is an extensive vocabulary section with cards you can collect. “Deutsch perfekt” costs € 7.50 per issue at the newsstand. A one-year subscription costs € 80.40.
›› www.deutsch-perfekt.com

›› More information on language schools in Berlin, MünchenHamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf an Ruhr Region

 

Help with apartment hunting

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There are many companies that offer quick help on the Internet if you’re looking for a new apartment.

It's best to move into an apartment with a temporary rental contract arranged through a letting agency so you can take your time to find your ideal place to live. Or you can move into a room with a small kitchen in an apartment hotel for a short period.

Apartments for rent are listed in all major newspapers. The Süddeutsche Zeitung is particularly popular.

Landlords or housing agencies can also be approached directly. Or you could join a residential building cooperative where you will no longer be just a renter but rather a communal owner of the respective cooperative.

 

›› Here you can find the most important contact addresses for looking for property in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr Region

World press – news from Germany and the rest of the world

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Click here for the latest news from the most important newspapers and magazines in Germany and the rest of the world.