Situated in the north-eastern part of Germany, Berlin is a city that has undergone tremendous development and rejuvenation since the fall of the Berlin Wall and communism in the east. This new-found freedom has attracted a new generation of creative individuals which have in turn transformed Berlin into one of Europe’s most dynamic and multicultural city’s.
Like the rest of Germany, Berliners enjoy a high standard of living and the city has a very large expatriate community, and is blessed with educational institutions, plentiful retail and leisure amenities. Rental property is still relatively cheap in Berlin compared to other European capital cites, particularly in the neighbourhoods of Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain.
At the heart of Berlin lies the Potsdam, a beautifully harmonious landscape of palaces, parks, hills and lakes that was at one time home to a succession of German emperors and Prussian kings. To the south of the city there is the forest of Spreewald and the breath-taking lakes of Uckermark which offers Berliners a retreat to tranquillity.
Like many German cities, English is readily spoken in Berlin, which makes moving there a breeze. However, it is important to stress that a German bank account is a necessity, as it is hard to obtain my services without one. Happily, however, it is possible to open a Deutsche Kredit Bank account online from abroad.
Lastly, remember that home is what you make of it and if you need assistance organising your relocation then give the team at Pollards a call. We specialise in taking the headache out of the moving process, so you can focus on more important things, like getting acclimatised to your amazing new city.
The climate in Berlin is similar to Britain with pleasant summers and cold winters.
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