Are You Looking For Removals Companies Covering Frankfurt?
If you are looking for removals to Frankfurt, White & Company should be your first choice. When moving to a new country it is essential to appoint a removals specialist that you can really trust.
White & Company are BAR, FIDI & OMNI registered, which means they meets the highest standards within the removals industry. All removal staff are fully trained, experienced and work to the highest professional standards. With over 145 years of experience, White & Company offer a full removal and storage solution for anyone moving to another country.
White & Company Removals, Shipping & Storage
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Removals to Frankfurt: An overview
Frankfurt, or officially Frankfurt am Main, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse. It is a global hub for commerce, culture, education and tourism. The public transportation system is second to none, even in the outlying towns and villages.
Employment is one of the main reasons Brits head for Frankfurt, there are plenty of job opportunities. Budding entrepreneurs also see it as a great place to start their own businesses. The City is also very beautiful. Crammed full of historical sites and world class theatre and opera shows to enjoy. The lifestyle is very good, the cost of living is high but generally salaries are higher too.
The city’s skyscrapers have earned Frankfurt the nickname “Mainhattan”, referring to the river Main. Sachsenhausen is south of the river Main and home to many museums. The Senckenberg Museum is a must. The architecture and restored historic buildings are stunning. If you want to get away from the city, there are plenty of places to visit. The Taunus Mountains are about 20km away where you can enjoy hiking and cycling. The region is dotted with picturesque castles and pretty forests. Another bonus is that living in Germany means that it is only a short flight back to the UK and relatively inexpensive.
Property prices & Removals Frankfurt
The cost of housing in Germany is generally quite high but property prices vary depending on the area. The vast majority of Germans rent rather than buy. Only around a tenth of people living in Franfurt own their homes. While there are no major restrictions on non-Germans buying property, most expats choose to rent. Rental costs commonly take up to half of a person’s monthly salary. Expat accommodation tends to be fairly expensive as it’s typically furnished or partly furnished.
The population growth, combined with the country’s booming economy and the city’s limited supply of housing is driving real estate prices up. To purchase a modest home in the city centre would cost upwards of €600,000. Among the neighbourhoods with the highest home prices are the Westend, the East End and the Diplomatic Quarter. Here properties are for sale for millions of Euros.
Property Purchase Advice & Removals Frankfurt
There are no restrictions on foreign buyers in Germany, apart from the requirement to have a German bank account. But, it is advisable to contact a local real estate agent if you do intend to buy, they can help you through the whole process and avoid any of the pitfalls. Here are a few agents:
BNP Paribas Real Estate GmbH
Goetheplatz 4 · 60311 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 298990
Remax Skyline Real Estate GmbH
Alte Gasse 32 · 60313 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 21006883
HIH Real Estate
Bockenheimer Anlage 46 · 60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 247542350
Education & Removals Frankfurt
In Germany, children only attend school in the mornings. There are no government funded school meals so students go home and are encouraged to return in the afternoon for extracurricular activities, these differ from school to school. Because the government does not get very involved with education in Germany, it means that there can be huge differences from school to school. The curriculum, teaching style and facilities each school offers is varied as is the quality. As a guide there are 5 types of schools:
• Gymnasium – secondary school which is designed to prepare students for tertiary education and finishes with final examination after grade 12 or 13.
• Realschule – this type of school offers a broader education for intermediate students. Realschule offers a range of vocational subjects in addition to the traditional academic courses. There is a final assessment after grade 10.
• Hauptschule – this type of school offers students a vocational education and the final examination takes place after grade 9 or 10.
• Gesamtschule – school which combines academic courses with vocational ones and allows the student to transfer to either Hauptschule or Realschule in grade 10.
• Sonderschulen – another type of school which prepares students for Hauptschule or Realschule. Only one in 21 pupils in Germany attends this type of school.
There are several expat websites which can assist if you are concerned about education and finding a good school:
Removals Frankfurt – Overseas Mover of The Year
White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists in the 2017 competition.
If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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White & Company provide specialist removal services to locations around Europe and all international destinations