Guides about Germany

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How to mail a letter in Germany How to mail a letter

This is how you send a letter when you live in Germany. This guide also shows you how to mail a letter online.

How VAT works in Germany How VAT works

A guide to the value-added tax (VAT) for German freelancers and businesses.

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 take a sabbatical in Germany How to take a sabbatical

This guide shows you how to take a long vacation in Germany, also known as a sabbatical.

How to take sick days in Germany How to take sick days

What happens when you get sick in Germany. How to take sick days, when to get a sick note from the doctor, and who pays your salary while you recover.

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How to sort trash and recycle in Germany How to sort your trash

This guide shows you how to sort your rubbish and recycle properly in Germany.

Coronavirus in Berlin: rules, quarantine, tests and vaccines Coronavirus in Berlin

The COVID-19 situation explained in plain English, including risk areas, travel restrictions, quarantine rules, getting tested and getting vaccinated.

Where to find foreign cooking ingredients in Berlin Rare cooking ingredients

Finding common baking ingredients such as brown sugar and baking soda can be fairly difficult in Germany. Here is where you can find them.

How to get an Ausländerbehörde appointment

Here's what to do if you can't get an Ausländerbehörde appointment. Where to go, when to go, how long you must wait and more.

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.