Financial planning for self-employed expats in Germany

July • 9th, 2020
by the HORBACH for Expats Team

You’ve made the decision; you are going to try it on your own in Germany. Congratulations! Happy? Scared? Excited? Ready? Probably a little of bit of everything. We know… we’ve been there! In this article we share what we know for you to properly prepare yourself for self-employment in Germany. Written by self-employed consultants from the HORBACH Expats Team, for self-employed expats!

The Virtual Classroom at inlingua - learn German from wherever you want

July • 9th, 2020
by the inlingua Team

The inlingua School of Languages has been recognized for decades as one of the top names in Munich for high-quality, goal-oriented foreign language instruction. Our proven method places the learner at the center of the lesson and emphasizes the enhancement of his/her communicative skills.


International Summer School at Lake Ammersee, July 25th to August 8th 2020

July • 8th, 2020
by the Landheim Ammersee Team

Landheim Ammersee offers young students - 14 to 16 years old - from July 25th to August 8th 2020 the unique opportunity to be part of an International Summer School. Students fully immerse themselves into German language and culture in one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria.

Free corona tests for everyone in Bavaria: What you need to know

July • 7th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Starting 1 July everyone living in Bavaria can get a free corona test!

Traveling in Germany: our favourite 2020 summer destinations!

June • 22nd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Even though there is a worldwide international travel warning until end of June, it is allowed to travel within Germany! We think this is a great chance to explore this country in new ways you wouldn’t have done usually - and you’ll be surprised you’re not really missing out on anything.

Covid-19 regulation update for Germany - traveling, corona-warn-app, events and more!

June • 18th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

After months of working at home, social distancing and curfew, things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. With the upcoming summer season, Corona restrictions are again loosened more and more. As long as we take the according precautions, it feels like we can almost go back to „business as usual“ - at least for the most part!

From children's bonuses to VAT - What Germany has planned to conquer the Corona crisis

June • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The German government has come up with an economic multibillion aid package to limit the negative consequences of the Corona crisis effectively. For the rest of the year of 2020 and 2021, the package covers financial support for families, municipalities and businesses as well as incentives for consumers.

Tips to Zoom in style and enhance your video call experiences

June • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

From huge national events, to the new ‘traditional’ family dinner on Sunday; there was very little that wasn’t adapted to a virtual, socially distant alternative. Over the last three months, Zoom has become the default social platform for millions of people around the world looking to connect with family or colleagues in an attempt to keep social distance. Here are some tips to enhance your Zoom calls!

Working remote, but not from home: co-working spaces across Germany

June • 10th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

Not ready, willing or allowed to go back to the office again but going a bit nuts at home? Here's an alternative for working remotely: co-working spaces. They are an excellent solution with all the benefits from working from home combined with the perks an office has to offer. Find a list of spaces for 5 cities in Germany.

Investment 101 for Expats – Make Your Money Work for You!

June • 3rd, 2020
by the Horbach Expats Team

Don’t we all want to be able to live the best possible life? To give our children the financial head-start we had, or wished we had? To get our money working for us? We’re quite sure the answer to that is yes! But the more important question is how do you get there? And that answer is rather simple: Forget all about saving, investing is the most efficient and clever way to achieve these goals. Learn how in this article!

10 tips when learning German

May • 29th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team

Are you taking a (online) German course and would like to speed up the process a little? Here are some tips for you when learning German.

Insurances in Germany: keeping you and your family safe!

May • 21st, 2020
by Expat in the City & MW Expat Solutions

Insurances in Germany…of course you know they are important. And you know as an expat you need to get it sorted for both you and your family. Preferably sooner than later. But where to start?

Pentecost holidays, beer gardens and outdoor sports: Corona regulation updates in Bavaria

May • 20th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

With the  upcoming Pentecost holidays, questions about traveling, beer garden and restaurant openings as well as people gatherings come up - here’s the most important facts and information you need to know when planning your start of summer 2020 in Bavaria!


10 tips to stay connected with your loved ones back home during corona travel restrictions

May • 15th, 2020
by Barbara Bijvank

Due to all the Corona measures it is unlikely that it will be possible to fly back home. For expats this can make the actual distance feel much, much bigger. Of course nothing will ever replace seeing them in real life but here are 10 tips that may help to feel connected to them even though you can't be together. 


Bavaria is easing its Coronavirus restrictions: Here's an overview of the status quo!

May • 11th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

As the government is loosening its restrictions regarding Covid-19, we can for now breathe a sigh of relief (wearing a mask, of course)!

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle - Repair: A guide to sustainable living in Munich

May • 6th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

We think what keeps you from living a more sustainable lifestyle is usually not the lack of will, but that you don’t even know where to start - so here’s 7 quite simple ways to get you going :)

We Are All Going to Grow Old. What Should Your Life Look Like by Then?

April • 30th, 2020
by the Horbach Munich for Expats Team

Did you know that in Germany you are legally obliged to conduct long-term financial planning? No? Then there is no time like the present to get it all sorted. And even (or especially) in these crazy time of Corona measures there are some benefits to start now! 

NEW!! LOHAS in the City, inspiration for lifestyles of health and sustainability

April • 22nd, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

LOHAS in the City – Green is the new orange! From how to separate your waste correctly, to local flea markets and vegan recipes to green innovations, global facts and news you can use in your every day life. Our goal is to inspire and inform about healthy and sustainable lifestyles. 

Hang In There, Everyone! The most important lockdown updates in Bavaria

April • 20th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The German government has given official press conferences last Thursday regarding the current development in the Covid-19 crisis. Since everyone is currently waiting for life to go back to ‘normal’, we still have to face the fact that we need to stay patient on the way

We love you for loving local - support local Munich businesses even at home!

April • 19th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The corona virus turns our everyday life upside down - and that of Munich’s  shop owners, restaurateurs and company owners. We show you how and where you can still shop and which service providers are there for you!


No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone: volunteer work in Munich

April • 17th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The further the Coronavirus spreads, the more important it gets to stay positive and help people that are affected most by it. 


#stayinghome on Easter during Corona - how to make the easter holidays even as special

April • 8th, 2020
by the Horbach Munich for Expats Team

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life. During these times we are going through a lot of changes and this is why we think it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on and celebrate hope and change in a new way!

How virtual school really works - Distance Learning at BIS Munich

April • 7th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team & BIS team

Bavarian International School (BIS) as a source of inspiration:  A tailor-made and balanced program inspires students, parents and teachers.


Staying Happy During The Covid-19 Crisis - advice from our Happiness Coach #3

April • 3rd, 2020
by Julie Leonard

Being far from home during the current COVID-19 crisis can feel extra distant as you don't know when you will be able to see them again. Three ways to maintain social resilience during social distancing.

A survival guide for parents who are home with their children during self-quarantine

March • 26th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

The coronavirus has forced many parents across the country to stay home for their work and their children. The self-quarantine will give parents and children another chance to be together during the day but it’s also a full time job - so what should parents do?


Quarantine and Social Distancing - a few thoughts and tips on the current situation

March • 19th, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

We know these are strange times that can make you feel scared or worried. Here are a few thoughts and tips on the current situation that will hopefully give you hope and inspiration. 


An Expat Guide To Happiness - advice from our Happiness Coach #2

March • 10th, 2020
by Julie Leonard

When you want to meet new people in a new place, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out potential new hobbies and experiences whilst making new friends along the way.

Negotiation Skills Seminar now also open for non-MBA's

March • 10th, 2020
by MBS Team

An interview with the Lecturer of Negotiation Skills Seminar Wolf Diederichs. Find out what this seminar is all about and how you can benefit from improving your negotiation skills!

Selection of online resources about coronavirus in Germany

March • 9th, 2020
by Expat in the City Team

A selection of online resources about the corona-virus.

Six ways getting an MBA will boost your career

February • 27th, 2020
by Björn Schlesinger

In a competitive job market it can feel impossible to stand out. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a powerful tool that helps you to rise-up the ranks and kickstart your career. Here are six reasons why.

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