Cultural Integration

Ease your way into Germany’s way of life with practical insights on cultural integration, customs, and social etiquette and nuances.

Expat Frankfurt

The expat community in Frankfurt

The expat community in Frankfurt enjoys some of the world’s highest living standards for families, with excellent international schools, a vibrant social scene and plenty to do during downtime.

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English cinema Germany

Where to find the best English-language cinemas in Germany

Kiss goodbye to heavy-handed dubbed movies and enjoy them in their original language at one of these English-language cinemas in Germany.

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german etiquette

German etiquette and social culture

Mastering German etiquette is essential for internationals living in Germany, from a proper greeting to do’s and don’ts at the dinner table.

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First week in Germany

10 things to do during your first week in Germany

From getting a SIM card to buying your first currywurst, here’s our list of 10 things you need to do during your first week in Germany.

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Friendships in Germany

Making friends in Germany

An expat’s efforts to expand her network of German friends and deepen her friendships remain frustrated by the slow progression she is making with the German language, but with a little help from her children, she is getting there.

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German birthday

The 7 rules of German birthdays

Your birthday is when it’s all about you – unless you live in Germany. Celebrate in style with these German birthday traditions.

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Living in Germany

Living in Germany: the good, the bad, and the praktisch

It’s hard to hate living it Germany when its full of beer, hearty food and being active but a few more sunny days and better banking wouldn’t hurt.

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German dress code

Dress codes in Germany

Read up about German dress codes, fashion styles, and tips on how to dress in Germany beyond the traditional lederhosen and blaumann.

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Getting your Lederhosen on

Lederhosen and dirndl are serious business in Germany – especially if you attend a festival in Bavaria. Here’s an insider’s guide to stocking your German wardrobe.

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