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A cheap alternative to Airbnb in Berlin: temporary renting

Thursday, 11. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

You are in Berlin for 2 months or longer and need a furnished flat for short-term rent quickly and flexibly? Airbnb has often been the first port of call, but it gets quite expensive over a period of months and is not exclusively available for you if you want to extend. A temporary housing agency is a cheap alternative to Airbnb and also quick and easy. Read more about all the pros and cons of renting on time vs. Airbnb in Berlin
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The best indoor playgrounds in Berlin

Wednesday, 10. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

We know what it’s like to be trapped indoors by Berlin’s often rainy, grey weather. When going outside with your kids isn’t an option, restlessness can ensue.
Have no fear – we’ve got you covered with some amazing indoor playgrounds and activities so you don’t have to feel guilty about popping on another movie or having to endure ‘just one more’ episode of Paw Patrol.

Below are some of Berlin’s best indoor playgrounds and activities to enjoy when the weather is less than ideal.

Perfect fun for you and your tots alike, these kid friendly cafes allow you to enjoy some coffee and cake or brunch, while your little ones can play and make new friends. They often have slides, games, indoor sandboxes, ball pits and toys...

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Find the best International Schools in Berlin plus Info on how to apply

Saturday, 06. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

In this article, you find everything you need to know about the different private and public international schools located in Berlin. Private schools have varying tuition prices, public schools are free. Most of the schools run for full days. Many of the schools also offer a variety of different after-school extra-curriculars including sports, languages, and music programs. We provide you with a handy list of schools and a handy list of detailed information on when and how to apply.
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Wedding - the insider tip for temporary renting in Berlin

Thursday, 04. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

Wedding is the insider tip for temporary living. If you are moving to Berlin and still want to get to know the original Berlin and a largely authentic neighborhood, Wedding is a good choice. Gentrification in Wedding is still not so advanced and living space remains cheaper than in other districts. Wedding also surprises newcomers with many large parks that invite them to relax and unwind. Those interested in culture will find something interesting in Wedding, off the beaten track.
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Which are the best Neighborhood to live in Berlin?

Thursday, 04. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

Which are the best districts to live in Berlin? Which are the best neighborhoods for renting an apartment? The answer always depends on personal preference, and no district of Berlin is homogeneous. Berlin is a historical city, and each neighborhood has a different character. To help you decide where you would feel most at home, we've compiled a guide to a range of popular residential districts in Berlin.

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Public Transport in Berlin: How to get around

Thursday, 04. March 2021 | Living in Berlin

Traveling within Berlin by public transport is very easy. Much easier than by car. NO matter where you live in Berlin, it is never far to the next U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus - or tram station. The S-Bahn is convenient if you want to cover a larger distance, you take the U-Bahn within the city center. In the eastern part of Berlin, trams are the most convenient. In our in-depth article, we explain the different tickets you can buy, the hours of train service and much more.

How to Open a German Bank Account

Tuesday, 23. February 2021 | Living in Berlin

Opening a bank account in Berlin is one of the first things everyone needs to do upon moving. Without a German bank account, you won’t be able to rent certain apartments, get a cell phone or Internet contract. In addition, your employer won’t be able to send you your salary. In other words, opening a German bank account is very important! For people new to Berlin and Germany in general this may be a daunting task. However, don’t despair. We have provided a variety of options for you to look, in order to find out what the best option is for you.