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For English-speaking expats in German-speaking Europe!

It is only when you leave your own country to travel or live in a different one that you fully appreciate how much we humans are not only creatures of habit, but also of culture. Travelers and expatriates in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or other countries often feel a loss of things they once took for granted. The most significant of these are language and daily culture.

See our resources for TRAVELERS or EXPATS below!

Polizei

A police car in Austria. PHOTO © Hyde Flippo

NEW! Advanced German Vocabulary

Our new German vocabulary archives are a collection of advanced and intermediate German vocabulary with model sentences in German and English – plus audio. The archives have been transferred from our former AboutGerman.net site, which is now closed. Over the next weeks and months we will continue to add more vocabulary. Also see: German Language resources.
MORE > German Words of the Day – Previous advanced German words (das Wort des Tages)

Expat “How To” Guides for Germany

If you’re new to Germany (or maybe even if you’re not), you’ll find our step-by-step expat “How To” guides very helpful. The “How To” guides cover many topics related to living and working in Germany. Sample topics include: Getting a residence permit, using your cell phone in Europe, German grocery shopping, taking pets to Germany, moving to Germany, and even having a baby in Germany! More…

Even if you are currently an experienced German auto driver, cruising in your BMW or Scottsdale VW in the US is a completely different experience from driving on the autobahn. Utilize this site to educate yourself before you put rubber to the road in Germany.
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International money transfers

An ATM in Germany.
Photo © Hyde Flippo

International Money Transfers

The best way to transfer funds either to or from Germany (or Europe) depends on several factors, only one of which is cost. The method you use will depend on the amount, type and timing of the transaction. Certain options are more suitable for certain kinds of transfers than others. There are three main providers of international currency transfers: (1) banks, (2) remittance companies, and (3) foreign exchange brokers (forex or FX for short). Each option has its advantages and disadvantages.

Banks: Although your first thought when considering an international money transfer might be your bank, a bank or credit union may not always be the best choice. However, certain banks do offer competitive rates and services… | More…

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A one-euro coinThe Euro | The story of the euro (der Euro)

On January 1, 2002, twelve European Union countries, including Austria and Germany, put a brand new currency into circulation. Fourteen years later, the euro is making headlines again (along with the Swiss franc), but for very different reasons. What will the euro do in 2016? – Euro Trivia: Did you know that the attractive euro banknotes were designed by an Austrian? If so, you’re ready to take our 10-item Euro Quiz. There’s also a Euro Timeline and much more…

Sagebrush Singers bookThe Sagebrush Singers
A modern retelling of the Bremen Town Musicians
by Herb Kernecker
Published by Humboldt American Press

Based on the classic German folktales collected by the Brothers Grimm, The Sagebrush Singers is the amusing and uplifting story of four animals who comfort and support each other by banding together. In this modern retelling of the Bremen Town Musicians, author Herb Kernecker has set the story in the American Southwest. | Buy it from Amazon.com!
Also available from your local bookseller.

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