Germany remains one of the most popular countries in the EU for expats from all over the world, including the United Kingdom - and there is good reason for this. These reasons are almost too numeorus to mention but do include that wonderful food which fills the stomach and excites the state buds - Germany is known as the sausage capital of the world and the sheer variety of this favourite foodstuff is reason enough to travel the length and breadth of the country in search of your next sausage based culinary adventure. Those delicious sausages will usually be accompanied by some of the best traditionally brewed beer in the world. The German economy is thriving-which means more job opportunities and workers' rights offer protection and shorter working hours than in the U.K. Germany's geographical location also makes travel to the rest of Europe easy - and the transport system both within the country and across its borders is world-class.
So, if you are thinking of making Germany your base of operations which cities should you be looking at and why?
First on the list must be Germany's capital city, Berlin. Filled to the brim with cultural attractions it is also a melting pot of expats - there's always someone new to meet and learn from. In addition, Berlin is a great place to settle if you are interested in joining a startup. It is known as the 'startup capital of Europe'. For those who are interested in a career involving science and technology companies such as SAP, Pfizer and Volkswagen are headquartered in the city - opportunities abound. The nightlife is great and dining options abound. try 'Restaurant Tim Raue' for a superlative two Michelin Star dining experience (try a light snack of wasabi langoustine - you'll be grateful you did).
Next, Frankfurt. This is one of the finest cities in the world for both education and commerce. It is home to the head offices of the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bank, the German Federal Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For those interested in a financial career Frankfort has much to offer. Its also a snug and welcoming city with only just under 740,000 people calling it home. Great attractions like the Städel Museum and dining options at destinations like the 'Zu den 12 Aposteln' (12 Apostles) with its cavernous dining areas serving traditional German dishes allow the expat to immerse themselves in the foodie culture of Germany. Nightlife is also great with popular venues like 'Le Panther' serving up the beats until the early morning hours.
Munich is another popular choice - in part because it is recognised as Germany's cultural hub. The city is home to BMS, Siemens, and MunichRE, so those in search of financial sector or tech jobs will have plenty of opportunities to follow their dreams. Other companies that have a presence in the city include MAN, Linde, and Allianz. Munich has a vibrant expat scene with around 37% of residents hailing from far away shores. the fact that it plays host to Oktoberfest adds to the attraction.
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