Where to find help about life in Berlin?

Where to find help about life in Berlin?

Where to find support and answers to your question as a new Berliner, whether you speak English or German.

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I try to answer as many questions as I can with this website, but there are still many stones left unturned and many questions left unanswered. Here is how you can find help for the topics I have not yet addressed.

Ask the English-speaking community

You can leverage the support of the following communities and its members.

  • Toytown Germany - THE English-speaking forum. While it's not as active as it once was, it still has thousands of threads you can search.
  • Free Advice Berlin - the largest Facebook support group in Berlin. They have a large user base that quickly answers most questions
  • Berlin EXPATS - another large Facebook group where expatriates living in Berlin support each other.
  • /r/berlin - the main subreddit for Berlin. Make sure you read the rules before posting.
  • /r/germany - the English-speaking subreddit for Germany. They also have a lot of information and a large community that can answer your questions.
  • Quora - a general Q&A website

Ask the German-speaking community

If you can speak German, the following communities can also help you

  • Gutefrage - a popular German equivalent to Quora and Yahoo! Answers
  • /r/de - the main German-speaking subreddit for Germany. It's the largest German-speaking community on reddit
  • /r/FragReddit - a much smaller subreddit where you can ask questions in German
  • Jeder hilft jedem - the largest German-speaking Facebook advice group for Berlin. You must first request access by confirming that you have read the group's rules

Ask a professional

We have compiled a few lists of English-speaking professionals to help you find legal, financial and medical assistance in Berlin.

Visa issues

Medical issues

Financial and legal issues

Ask me

Ask your questions in the comments below, or write to contact@nicolasbouliane.com. I can't answer every question, but perhaps I can point you in the right direction.