Daily life in Germany
Once you have arrived in Germany, you'll surely have many questions. Shopping, eating habits, insurance, waste separation, mobile phone contracts - and these are probably only a small number of the topics you have already had to deal with.
That's why we present you with information material regarding everyday issues here. The topics range from law and regulations (How do elections work in Germany? What are the police's tasks?) to consumer protection (Which insurances make sense)? What do I have to consider when concluding contracts?).
Germany from A to Z: This page provides information about life in Germany. Under the categories Living, Learning, Law and Work you will find information on a variety of topics.
Definitely interesting is the information about law and regulations (the electoral system, the police's tasks) available in German, English, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Turkish and French as well as the "everyday life" part, with articles on shopping, traffic rules, driving licence or insurance. This area is also available in the languages German, English, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Turkish and French.
You can find the complete page here:
Consumer counselling centre
The consumer centres counsel all people on private contracts, shopping and plenty more.
There are multilingual "checklists" for many topics, e.g. on
Opening an account
Mobile phone contracts
Apartment rental contracts
In addition, there is also is an own Youtube channel, where many consumer topics are explained - in various languages and also with subtitles in Arabic, German and English (can be selected in the settings).
Saving energy, avoiding mould
The non-profit climate protection agency energiekonsens has compiled multilingual information on saving energy and environmental protection. Here you can find a flyer on the topics of.
Saving electricity - electric devices
How to heat and ventilate correctly
Saving electricity - illumination and devices on stand-by
My way to Germany
The Goethe-Institut has set up a homepage that provides information on "normal life" in Germany in many languages. On this page you will find articles on topics such as work, school and education, but also on living with children, multilingualism and health. In addition, topics such as a bank account and finances, insurance and shopping are covered, but tips are also provided for leisure activities.
The "German Road Safety" app offers information on the topic of "Traffic". Bus driving, traffic rules and cycling are covered, as well as the driver's licence topic. The app and the material on the homepage are available in the following languages: German, English, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese. Here you will find the online version.
Metzinger waste disposal app: