Living

A row of colourful half-timbered houses with flower boxes and gables in Nuremberg.

Living

Lovely carvings on buildings, colourful flowers on windows and a fantastic vista - living in Bavaria is wonderful. Be it out in the country, or in one of the beautiful cities.

Finding a flat

The path to a new home

New city. New job. It's also important to have a nice new home where you feel comfortable.

The best way to do so is over the Internet, via classifieds in daily newspapers or with a real estate agent. Here are a few tips on the opportunities available to you and on what you should bear in mind.

A young man sits at a breakfast table, reading the newspaper. He is holding a cup of coffee in one hand.

Moving

The countdown is running

Here, you will see what you should take care of prior to your move, step-by-step and week-by-week. Starting with the planning for what you should take along, and don’t forget food and beverages for helpers.

Alternatively, you can also simply contract a relocation service - these moving helpers take care of everything for you. Not just the heavy boxes of books.

Four young people smilingly pack moving boxes into a furniture van.

Lease contract

Legally binding

In a lease contract, you are concluding a legally binding contract in writing. After all, it lays out important things like the start of tenancy and the amount of rent. That is why you should revise it carefully before signing.

Another aspect that can lead to additional costs or unpleasantness is the agreement on how repairs will be handled.

A couple laughingly receives the key to their new flat. The signed lease contract lies before them.

After moving

Done - nearly!

Boxes are piling up in the new flat, helpers have said goodbye and the project is almost done. But only almost: There are still a few things you should bear in mind.

In addition to unpacking boxes, there are also several visits to be made to authorities. Your first destination should be the residents' registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) or your competent citizens' office (Bürgerbüro).

A woman and a man sit among moving boxes and converse while holding a cup of tea in their hands.