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Guide to Living in Berlin - cover

Guide to Living in Berlin

Steffen Blaese

Publisher: Steffen Blaese

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Berlin is the city where the world goes to party, but also to live and to experiment with new ideas: social movements, technologies, fashion, art, music, sexuality and multiculturalism. The Berliners are creative, hedonistic, weird and some of the most tolerant people on earth. This guide is a road map for expats and long-term visitors on how to settle in Berlin with the greatest of ease. 
It begins with an overview of Berlin's complex and fascinating history, and will continue explaining the daily life and how Berliners tick. Readers learn, how to get a visa and residence permit, rent an apartment or buy a condominium, register with the authorities, get the utilities and telecommunications up and running, open a bank account, find a job, start a business, thrive on a budget, attend the university, enroll their children in school, and keep in the pink of health. And much more. 
It is packed with insider tips on the notorious German bureaucracy and lists key contacts, sources of information and available support. A useful vocabulary and a comprehensive resource list for further research are also included. Finally, the aim of this book is to encourage you to discover this exciting city for yourself.

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