For Individuals

 Home Search 

We actively support you in your search for accommodation and accompany you in up to six home viewings. Apartments in Berlin are very popular. Therefore, having a Relocation Consultant by your side, organizing housing visits for you, writing the application for the chosen apartments, contacting the landlord/real estate agent and advising you on the final contract, can be a great benefit. Furthermore, we are with you during the apartment handover until you hold the key of the new apartment in your hands.

For most of the cases, we also recommend, to rent a temporary accommodation (for one to two months) before you find your right permanent home. This gives you the great advantage of knowing better the city and its districts before signing a long-term contract. Of course, we can also help you to find your temporary flat!

 Registration at the
 Registration Office  
 (Bürgeramt) 

One of the most important first steps in Germany is the registration of your new address (both for your temporary or for your permanent accommodation) at the Registration Office (Bürgeramt). Usually, there are long waiting times for appointments. Therefore we arrange fast appointments for you; then you can be registered as soon as possible. This registration is mandatory for many other governmental or private offices, such as a requisite for opening a German bank account.

 Bank Account 

A German bank account is a major requirement, for instance, to transfer a deposit for the apartment or to pay the rent without delay. We have contacts with banks which also have an international counter. We arrange appointments and accompany you to the bank.

 Insurance 

As in other countries, there are some insurance in Germany that are highly recommended or even compulsory. A health insurance is one of the compulsory insurances. Hereby we can assist you providing good advice and arranging appointments with health insurance companies. Some landlords also require a household insurance, which we recommend in any case. Furthermore, one should consider a liability insurance, which can save you a lot of money, in the event that an accident occurs. We contact you with insurance experts who can help you choosing the right insurance for your particular needs.

 Introduction to Berlin´s 
 Neighbourhoods 
 (Kieze) 

Berlin is a very cosmopolitan, versatile and diverse capital, due to its particular history and in part to the long period of separation by the Berlin Wall. Hardly any metropolis in Europe can offer so many different neighbourhoods, especially in terms of culture, architecture and its inhabitants. All the districts have their special charm, from Prenzlauer Berg with its trendy cafes and small shops to Charlottenburg´s classical architecture and traditional atmosphere. We would like to show you all the amazing possibilities on an orientation tour, so that you can choose your "favourite Kiez". We will do this tour with you by metro (S / U-Bahn), bus or tram, so you also learn about the well-connected public transport system of Berlin.

 Tourist in Berlin 

A big and new city can be scary for some people. We love Berlin and we love to show our new visitors our extraordinary city. It is much easier to explore a new city with local help. Before your visit, we can give you suggestions about planning your trip to Berlin. We give you recommendations for hotels and places, areas, you must visit. Regardless of whether you are coming to Berlin for the first time or if you have some knowledge about the city, we help you starting getting around as a true Berliner!

 School and 
 Kindergarten (Kita) 
 Search 

We have to say this quite honestly: At the moment it is very challenging to find kindergarten places in Berlin. Often there are long waiting times, which we unfortunately have no influence on. However, we can orientate you with an overview about the German and international education institutions available in the city, and help you to fill the relevant documentation necessary to apply for a kindergarten or school for your children.

© 2018 Lars Großwendt

Relocation Consultant

 

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Lars Großwendt

Next Step - Berlin Relocation

Pfalzburger Str. 5

10719 Berlin

lars@next-step-berlin-relocation.de

Tel: +49 174 174 9835