New in Hamburg? Our step-by-step guide for newcomers

Welcome to Hamburg! Isn’t it exciting to be in a new country? I know it’s a bit scary – I’ve been there myself. Don’t worry, we’ll lead you through the most important steps you need to follow upon moving to Germany and more specifically, Hamburg.

We have compiled a series of articles about the various hurdles and challenges you will be facing as an expat. Some of them are necessary evils, some are tips you will be happy to know about in order to save time and energy. Without any further ado, let’s have a quick overview!

Accommodation: an essential topic. It is probably not easy back home, it’s likely to be more complicated abroad. How to find accommodation in Hamburg – follow the guide!

Registration. Or how to deal with pencil pushers. There is no way around paperwork in Hamburg, so you might as well know what to do!

Opening a bank account. You are here for business, right? Then you will most certainly need a bank account.

Commuting. The Hanseatic city is fortunately a very well connected city and you will find many ways of getting around in Hamburg.

Learning German. Tough language, but not impossible. Choose the best school for you to learn German in Hamburg!

Source: John Barré

Source: John Barré

We will strive to keep this list up-to-date and add more topics in time. If you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to reach out to us or leave a comment below.

Hamburg: Facts & Figures

Full name: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Population: 1,800,000 inhabitants (2016)

Area: 755 km²

Language: German (and sometimes low German)

Demonym: Hamburger (get used to being one)

Twin cities: Chicago (USA), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Dresden (Germany), León (Nicaragua), Marseille (France), Osaka (Japan), Prague (Czech Republic), Shanghai (China), St Petersburg (Russia)

Second largest city in Germany

Eighth largest city in the EU

Second largest port in Europe

16th most livable city (2015)


Copyright: public domain

Copyright: public domain





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