Apartment life

Guides for feeling at home in Berlin

How to find an apartment in Berlin How to find an apartment

This guide shows you how to find your first apartment or flat share in Berlin.

How to get a free Schufa How to get a Schufa

If you are applying for an apartment in Berlin, you will almost always be asked to include a Schufa in your application. This is how you obtain a Schufa-Auskunft for free

The Anmeldung - How to register an address in Berlin How to register your address (Anmeldung)

This guide shows you how register your address in Berlin. This is how you get a Meldebescheinigung and a tax ID.

How to move into an apartment in Germany How to move into an apartment

All the little things you should do when moving to a new address in Germany: address changes, mail forwarding and more.

How does the apartment deposit (Kaution) work in Germany? The apartment deposit

Here's how you pay your apartment deposit (Mietkaution) in Germany, and how you get all of it back when you move out.

How to change your address in Germany How to change your address

When you move into a new apartment, you must change your official address. It's not automatic. This guide shows you how to do it.

How to move out of an apartment in Germany How to move out of an apartment

Everything you need to think about when leaving your apartment in Germany: address changes, contract cancellations, moving companies and more.

How to choose liability insurance in Germany What is liability insurance?

All about the second most important type of insurance in Germany: private liability insurance (Haftpflichtversicherung)

What is the German TV tax (Rundfunkbeitrag)? What is the TV tax (Rundfunkbeitrag)?

Why are you receiving this 55.08€ bill, and what can you do about it? Here's everything you need to know about the Rundfunkbeitrag

How to get your DHL, GLS, DPD and Hermes packages How to get your packages

Did your package get delivered to a neighbour, or not at all? Is it completely lost? Here's what to do.

Lost your keys in Berlin? Locked yourself out? Here's what to do What to do if you lose your keys

How to replace your lost or stolen keys, and how to call a locksmith and get back into your apartment.

Should you trust Conny? An objective review Review of Conny rent reduction

A neutral, independently researched review of Conny (once called Wenigermiete), the service that promises to reduce your rent.