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Rental market Nuremberg – Housing Markets in Germany Part 3

Today’s article is about the housing market of the second largest city in Bavaria – Nuremberg. Together with its neighboring towns Fürth, Erlangen, Schwabach and the bordering communities, more than 1.3 million people live in the metropolitan area of Nuremberg. Among them are also numerous expats. And Nuremberg’s population is growing rapidly. With an increase of 6% between 2010 and…

Dino world Munich

DINO WORLD – A journey into the world of giants in Munich

Now that spring has finally arrived and the holiday season is coming closer, your kids are certainly eager to go out and have some fun. The exhibition “DINO WORLD – Eine Reise in die Welt der Giganten” could be the perfect activity for your upcoming weekend or the vacations in Munich, as dinosaurs rank among the most interesting species that have…

EURA Global Quality Seal Start-Up Services

EuRA Global Quality Seal – Service excellence and quality recertified

Start-Up Services is delighted to announce that we have successfully earned recertification for the EuRA Global Quality Seal. Since 2010, Start-Up Services is the proud holder of this worldwide leading quality seal for relocation providers. By passing the audit, we have renewed the seal until February 2020. Every two years, we are audited by DQS, an external German certification body.…

EEA-Registration Certificate: Entitlement to stay in Austria

You are from the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. from the Member States of the EU, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland, and plan to permanently immigrate to Austria? Then it is important for you to note the following: Since 2006 it is required to submit an application for the so-called EEA-Registration Certificate / Certificate of free movement (= EWR-Bescheinigung) within…

Rental market Frankfurt – Housing Markets in Germany Part 2

The second part of our series about the housing markets in Germany is dedicated to the rental market Frankfurt am Main. The city of skyscrapers, banks, the ECB and the stock exchange is considered to be the financial capital of Germany. There are also attractions such as the important traffic junction Frankfurt Airport and the exhibition center. Thus, Frankfurt is…

Immigration to Austria

Austria: Immigration News

For all Non-EU citizens who would like to come to Austria, there are different kinds of possible work and residence permits. For highly qualified persons, two options are especially interesting if an immigration to Austria is desired: The Red-White-Red Card and the Blue Card EU. What is the difference between the Red-White-Red Card and the Blue Card EU? For the…

österreichischen Mietmarkt

News on the Austrian Rental Market

Good news for tenants in Austria: Up until very recently, for every rental contract in Austria a special fee had to be paid, the so called tax on tenancy. This tax has been removed from the Austrian rental market. This tax had to be paid by either the tenant or the landlord (or both) but in practice it was paid…

Christmas markets in Munich and Munich’s surroundings

It’s Advents season! And that means Christmas markets all over town turn the magic right up. There are 24 Christmas markets in Munich, most of them open everyday. Such as the large Christmas market around Marienplatz, the magical Christmas village in the Residenz or the medieval market on Wittelsbacherplatz.   But doesn’t mulled wine taste the best after a long…

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Driver’s license in Munich – only with appointment

The authority in Munich for driver’s licenses switched to an appointment system Since Monday, November 6th 2017 the driver’s license agency changed its processes. From now on all appointments have to be arranged in advance online by using the following link: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/terminvereinbarung_fs.html. Important to know when you apply for driver’s license in Munich That also means that it is no…

Rental market Berlin - Mietmarkt Berlin

German Rental Markets: Berlin

Today we initiate a new series of articles, dedicated to the rental markets in the most popular cities in Germany. The first article addresses the current rental market in the capital city, Berlin.With over 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is by far the most densely populated city in Germany. And according to the majority of statistics dedicated to this issue, the…