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The Berlin Life

by Cheryl Howard

We're a community-minded hub of information and services that makes moving to Berlin and finding work easier. We provide guides to life in Berlin, career coaching services, and connections to a wider community.

Inflation is Low, the AfD Wants a "Dexit", and Germany's Most Expensive Cities

Guten tag Reader - What's on this week? A heck of a lot! New citizenship laws passed another administrative marker. Munich isn't Germany's most expensive city like you may think. Bavaria wants to be the "California of Europe". Inflation fell to its lowest point since 2021. The AfD doesn't only want to deport immigrants - they want Germany to "Dexit". We cover all this and more in our 04/02/2024 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter. Personal News Sometimes, I'm going to overshare. In good...

25 days ago • 5 min read

☄️ ☄️ ☄️ An Asteroid Exploded Over Berlin Last Weekend

Hi there Reader - What's on this week? An asteroid exploded over Berlin on Sunday and you can see the footage. The German population grew in 2023 thanks to an influx of foreigners. An Uzbek Eats review from Exberliner. One German village in Bavaria is a model for migration. We cover all this and more in our 27/01/2024 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter. Community News News from The Berlin Life community. We held our first community mixer of 2024 at Brewdog Friedrichshain last Wednesday....

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Germany Will Finally Allow Dual Citizenship and There's a Tough Fight Ahead

Guten morgen Reader - Happy Monday! What's on this week? Germany finally approved dual citizenship laws. The country is uniting to fight against the rise of the far-right. Berlin has a lot of bizarre museums that you need to visit. Good news is in short supply at the moment. We cover all this and more in our 22/01/2024 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter. Personal News Sometimes, I'm going to overshare. Germany is at a crossroads right now, with racist far-right parties steadily gaining...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Join The Berlin Life's Next Ladies Networking Event ❤️

Hallo Reader - Happy New Year! Hope you are all happy and healthy. 🥳 This marks the first time that I've used this mailing list and I'm excited to announce our next Ladies Networking Event on February 14, 2024, @ 19:00. Let's have a unique Valentine's Day together. The venue is TBD but is likely to be a centrally located restaurant in Mitte that most people can access easily. Attendance is free and you're more than welcome to bring friends. I'm hoping to keep the event to around 15 people...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Leipzig is Rated as One of Europe's Best Places to Enjoy a High Quality of Life

Guten tag Reader - What's on this week? Germany's passport is ranked the best in the world and Leipzig is rated as one of the best European cities to live in for its high quality of life. A list of Germany's most valuable unicorns and perhaps, your future employers. Olaf Scholz got roasted hard by Politico. And a tour of Berlin's most infamous phalluses. 🍆 We cover all this and more in our 14/01/2024 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter. Personal News Sometimes, I'm going to overshare. I'm...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

Bigger and Better in 2024 - Introducing Career Boost Germany

Guten tag Reader - Happy New Year everyone! It's been a long while since we've landed in your inbox. As we have so much to catch up on, this newsletter is way more packed than usual. I suggest sitting down with a coffee and settling in for some good reads. 🙌 What's on this week? We're launching an exciting new online learning platform. Dual citizenship laws may finally pass this month. 🤞 Life in Germany is about to get a lot more expensive. Other important changes in 2024 that you need to...

about 2 months ago • 6 min read

Our Last Newsletter ... of the Year!

Guten tag Reader - What's on this week? I've been living in Berlin for a long time. It's our last newsletter of the year. European tech companies are cutting back on money for new and existing talent. It's Christmas market time. Citizenship laws are back in discussions. And a meme with Ben Affleck. We cover all this and more in our 26/11/2023 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter. Personal News Sometimes, I'm going to overshare. I tried indoor skydiving this week and I'm happy to say I...

3 months ago • 4 min read
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