About Germany
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Streaming Services

Watch your home country's TV abroad: a guide to international streaming ser...


With content delivery services that offer access to your favourite TV programmes from your home country around the world, living abroad has never been easier.

Ferries across the Channel

Ferries across the Channel: getting around Europe by boat


Travel between mainland Europe and the UK has never been easier, and if you’re sick of air travel there remains the classic option: take a boat.

Emergency numbers Germany

Emergency numbers in Germany


Which number should you call in case of an emergency in Germany? Make note of these important emergency numbers Germany, alongside useful German helplines for non-urgent emergencies.

German social security

German social security and claiming your benefits


Find out how much you pay to German social security, and what benefits you can claim: healthcare, maternity and child allowances, unemployment benefits, a German pension and accident insurance.

Driving in Germany

Driving and parking in Germany

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Germany is a nation of car enthusiasts, however, strict rules apply when driving in Germany and expats may be required to get a German driver's licence.

Crime and the legal system in Germany


Germany is a relatively safe country with the most widespread crimes relating to theft, and increasingly, sports and politically motivated violence.

How to get a German driving licence


The rules for getting a German driver's license vary greatly depending where you come from, with even individual US states having different agreements with Germany.

Buying a car in Germany

How to buy a car in Germany


If you have settled into German life, you may looking to buy a car in Germany. We set out a road map to car ownership in Germany.

Trains in Germany

Germany transportation: Trains, buses and taxis in Germany


Public transport in German cities is regular, efficient, comprehensive and integrated. It is supplemented by a plentiful supply of taxis. It makes you wonder why anyone bothers owning a car.

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