Your time has come, finally, you are on your way to the airport with your suitcases packed stressing about whether they are going to be overweight or not, but none of that really matters cause your excitement about moving to Berlin is just causing you to smile the whole time.
It is one of the best feelings in the world, you are about to start your next chapter in Life, what a better way than to start in Berlin, the capital city of nightlife, a global hub for artists and creatives, and a city that has nothing to do with Germany, or the rest of Europe. Berlin is Berlin and that is why it is so loved. It will bring you this unique setting, a new way of life to embrace diversity, new opportunities, and new friends.
Whether you are a student moving to Berlin for your studies, or a young professional that just found a job in Berlin, your first steps will be to get settled, find the perfect apartment for you, and get all the necessary documentation ready!
Here on Spotahome you will find all different types of properties available in Berlin that have been verified, photographed, and filmed by our Spotahome home checkers so you don't have to worry about a thing. You can filter by rooms, studios, or entire apartments for whatever suits you best. Rentals are more expensive than in other European capitals, so renting a room in a shared apartment or moving into an apartment with a couple of friends is your best chance to save and pay less on rent. The area and neighborhood are a big factor in the price as well, with a more central location come with a higher price and the other way around.
Here are some of our favorite different neighborhoods in Berlin.
Mitte: Located in the center of the city, surrounded by shops and restaurants and very well connected to public transportation. It is also home to historical buildings and monuments such as the Alexanderplatz for example.
Prenzlauer Berg: An area known as Kreuzberg’s little brother because of its similarities, hipster cafes, bars, and restaurants. However, you can enjoy these beautiful surroundings and also live there as rent is not as expensive as Kreuzber or Mitte. You will encounter a lot of international people here who speak English, Spanish, and even Russian.
If you are wondering what to do in Berlin once you arrive, you are in the right place. We have a perfect guide for you that will go into detail about how to travel to Berlin, what to see and do, where to eat and, much other advice from a local Berliner, just click here and you will be redirected to the guide!
It is totally normal for students and young professionals to find a side job to earn some extra money in Berlin. Not only will you have some extra bucks to enjoy what the city has to offer but you will also gain experience that will stay with you forever. However, if you are going to work, you will need some documentation allowing you to. You will need a German work visa or an EU Blue card depending on your situation, nationality, and more. If you are interested in a more in-depth explanation we highly recommend you to take a look at this informative blog that contains all work, and visa-related information whether you are an EU citizen or not. Check it out!
Finally, if you are looking to work as a freelancer, an artist or a teacher make sure you read this article as it is a guide on how to apply, why you should apply, and all related information: here It will explain to you the entire process and what you need to do in order to be successful in obtaining it!
Now with all this information, I hope you will have a clear understanding of the process of moving to Berlin. Like any other city, the first week is always the most “adventurous” one but with all this information and articles related to the moving process, you can be confident that it will be easy peasy lemon squeezy and you will be out partying in the capital city of nightlife in no time!