Lying in the heart of Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany is a cosmopolitan country with an impressive tradition and a lively present.
There are 16 Länder [states] that together make Germany.
Competitively placed jobs with lucrative salaries, a good public transportation system, a clean environment, and diverse cultural attractions prompt many to migrate to Germany.
Nevertheless, the primary reasons behind an increasing number of migrants selecting Germany as their new home are strong welfare and economic systems.
The biggest German cities based on the total number of inhabitants living within them are Berlin, Hamburg, Gardelegen, Möckern, and Zerbst/Anhalt.
The fourth-largest economy in the world — after only the US, China, and Japan — Germany is globally renowned for its innovation, with a strong focus on exports.
Responsible for over 99 per cent of all companies in Germany, small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] form the backbone of the German economy.
As laid down in an official estimate of the Federal Statistical Office [Destatis], there were approximately 83.2 million people living in Germany at the end of 2020.
In recent years, population growth in Germany has been based on immigration alone.
Here are the top 10 advantages of migrating to Germany
Be the apprentice
Germany possesses one of the lowest youth unemployment rates in Europe. A primary factor behind it is the much-lauded apprenticeship scheme offering a dual programme of training that runs alongside education for numerous vocations. Foreign EU citizens are eligible.
The right of the worker
Generally, workers in Germany are believed to have a good deal cut out for them. According to the 2012 OECD figures, workers in Germany worked comparatively fewer weekly hours as compared to their UK and US counterparts.
Greater possibility of landing a job
Germany boasts the strongest economy in Europe, the fourth-largest in the world.
For a skilled worker with a university degree, Germany offers a reasonably good chance of them landing a job.
Unemployment is low in the country. Companies throughout Germany are always actively seeking out skilled workers, especially in the health, engineering, business management and IT industries.
Access to Europe and beyond
Sharing its border with nine countries, Germany is well-connected to the rest of the world, offering convenient access to countries across Europe and beyond.
If you move to Germany, you gain access to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Prague and Zurich.
Float your own company
Germany has consistently been ranked among the top countries most conducive for entrepreneurs.
The country’s beneficial regulations for starting a business and the presence of a highly skilled labour force make Germany a great place for launching a new start-up or opening a new satellite office.
Take your pick among cities
There are many big cities spread out throughout Germany, offering a diverse metropolitan landscape. From the financial centre of Frankfurt on one hand to Berlin with a flourishing art scene on the other, there is a lot that Germany has to offer for a newcomer that chooses to settle within the country.
Small cities galore
Bonn and Leipzig are among the many historically rich, yet small cities area-wise, that can be found throughout Germany. Such little cultural gems are ideal for a newcomer looking for a unique experience to settle in.
The public transportation system in Germany keeps the country well-connected. Metro lines and tram traverse the majority of the cities. Likewise, the smaller urban areas generally tend to have a good network of buses.
Recyling is quite prevalent in Germany. Many Germans either bicycle to work or take the train in place of driving to their destination.
Some of the best universities in the world can be found in Germany. These include the Humboldt University in Berlin, Heidelberg University, and the Technical University of Munich.
Moreover, public universities in Germany are either free or charge a nominal tuition fee.
Another charm that Germany holds is for the history enthusiast. With a rich and famous history, Germany has a wide variety of sites that can be considered to be significant purely from a historical point of view.
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