Bringing pets to Germany For many people, a pet is part of the family. But there's no need to leave a family member behind when you move, as each person moving to Germany from outside of the EU is allowed to bring up to five animals with them. These animals must be household pets and cannot be brought to the country to be sold or traded. This can be any combination of five animals, except in the case of rabbits as any more than three is considered commercial trade in pets. Although how anyone could possibly run a successful trading business with just four or five rabbits I do not know. A fairly large range of creatures can be brought into Germany as a pet but if your pet is a little less conventional it is probably best to check it isn't mentioned in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) website. Just like in many countries around the world, ownership of certain breeds of dog is restricted in Germany. Although it varies a little from state to state, … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany
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Ever since ex-mayor Klaus Wowereit coined that fateful phrase - arm, aber sexy (poor but sexy) - in 2001, thousands of people from around the world have been drawn to Berlin by the promise of cheap rent and low-cost living. Naturally, things have changed rather a lot since the days when squats ruled the city and housing was in plentiful supply. Living in Berlin today, hardly a week goes by when you don’t hear of flat viewings with hundreds in the queue or sneaky landlords jacking up the rent to extortionate levels. SEE ALSO: Berlin has the fastest growing rents in the world, study finds Stacked up against other major European cities, however, Berlin remains one of the cheapest to live and work in - as long as you’re a little savvy. From transport to paying your bills, we’ve put together some tips and tricks for keeping costs down in the city, so you can live in true bohemian arm aber sexy style. Housing, bills and insurance Finding a flat here is a hard slog, so … [Read more...] about The complete guide to how you can (still) live cheaply in Berlin
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Using a foreign licence One of the first things foreigners think of when they move to Deutschland is whether or not they’re allowed to drive without restrictions in the country. That depends on where you got your driver’s license and how long you’ve been here. If you’re 18 years of age or older and you have a licence which was issued from a member state in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you may drive motor vehicles in Germany of the category that’s indicated on your licence without restrictions. And if it’s on the verge of expiring or for whatever reason you’d prefer to exchange it, you can get your hands on a German one of the same category upon request. The cost is around €35 but it varies across the country. A German driving licence. Photo: DPA You should note as well that when it comes to renting cars … [Read more...] about What you need to know about getting a German driving licence
By Adam Satariano Published 2:50 pm PST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Drivers wait in the taxi lot at Düsseldorf’s airport. Uber’s app was popular there even with no cars on the road. Drivers wait in the taxi lot at Düsseldorf’s airport. Uber’s app was popular there even with no cars on the road. Photo: Ksenia Kuleshova / New York Times Photo: Ksenia Kuleshova / New York Times Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Drivers wait in the taxi lot at Düsseldorf’s airport. Uber’s app was popular there even with no cars on the road. Drivers wait in the taxi lot at Düsseldorf’s airport. Uber’s app was popular there even with no cars on the road. Photo: Ksenia … [Read more...] about Needing growth, Uber expands in Germany. This time on best behavior
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior. Supported by ByAdam Satariano Nov. 19, 2018 DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Guido Goebel stopped driving for Uber three years ago when the company abandoned his hometown, the German city of Düsseldorf, after a battle with regulators. Several weeks ago, the ride-hailing service reached out to him again. Uber told Mr. Goebel that it was returning to Düsseldorf and offered him a bonus of 500 euros, or about $560, if he hit certain driving targets. “It’s good. I’m busy,” Mr. Goebel, who had taken work driving patients to medical appointments, said from behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class. “People are happy Uber is here.” Düsseldorf is the start of an effort by Uber’s … [Read more...] about Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior.