New in Hamburg? This is what you need to know...

binnenalster100.jpgHamburg is an easy-going place. People from Northern Germany are not easily upset. No stress, is their motto, going about things in a “suutje” way (Low German for gentle).

Maybe that attitude is caused by the closeness of water, which is known to have a soothing effect.
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Finding accomodation – the way to your first Hamburg apartment

wohnung2No other German city has rental prices that are increasing as fast as Hamburg’s. The city is a more popular place to live than it has been in a long time and naturally this means rents are rising.

The latest available rent price comparison index published in 2011 lists an average rent of € 7.15 per sq m, which is 5.8 percent higher than in 2009. The highest-ever comparison index is expected in 2013...
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The experts for settling in: Moving & relocation address

umzug1_klOnce you have found a new residence, you might need help moving. To make room for the moving truck, you can ask your local Ordnungsamt for permission to put up no parking signs. But do not forget to contact a “Schilderdienst” (sign service) because the adminis tration does not provide the signs.
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Literally great – language schools in Hamburg

sprachschulen1 Language schools in Hamburg have helped foreigners from over 200 different nations including Brazilians, Croatians, Swedes and Chinese to express themselves in German. There are over a hundred schools specialising in teaching German as a foreign language.
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