Recycling Rules

Environmental awareness in Germany is extremely high. In a country with limited natural resources and high population density, it is not surprising that there is broad consensus on recycling, conservation and renewable energy.

Your Housing Contract

Whether you rent an apartment or a house, a rental contract must be signed. In most cases, this contract is a pre-printed version of the document recommended by the Tenants Society of Germany (Deutscher Mieterbund e.V.).

How to Apartment Hunt

There are many ways to go about apartment hunting. Start by making a list of your “must-have” points, followed by “nice-to-have” points.

The Hunt for Housing

Before you begin your house hunt, take a hard look at your disposable income and set yourself a budget. The reality in Germany is that most people spend up to one-third of their gross salary on rent.