Life in Germany

Importance of German language

Importance of learning the German language

Not all jobs in Germany require German language skills. Same way, it is very common that most international students prefer the study programs in English to avoid learning the German language. But there is a big question. Is it good to avoid learning the German language? I will explain the importance of the German language in this post. I will also share a few of my experience of how the German language helped me to survive in Germany. Why learning…

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New electricity contract in Germany - Complete information

New electricity contract in Germany – Complete information

In this post, you can know detailed the step by step process to get a new electricity contract (Stromvertrag) in Germany. You can also get complete information regarding the changing of electricity provider. I would like to share some of my experience in this post which will be helpful for you too. Why it is good to change the electricity provider? How to get a cheap electricity contract? Where you should be careful to save money? Energy consumption How to…

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Cleaning a greasy kitchen chimney - Easy, quick & cost-effective

Cleaning a greasy kitchen chimney – Easy, quick & cost effective methods

It’s quite common that we use oil for cooking. We might have noticed that the oil had deposited like grease over the chimney. Especially, when we use oil for frying. Therefore proper cleaning is essential to have a good looking kitchen. Cleaning kitchen chimney surface Who likes the messed kitchen? I hope that almost every one of us doesn’t like it. Here are some of the tips to clean the surface of the chimney. Dishwashing Liquid Hot water All-purpose cleaning…

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Mould (Schimmel) - Prevention & repair

Mould (Schimmel) – Prevention & repair

People who are living for a few years in Germany or any other cold countries may know that there are few household issues, which we have to overcome during winter. One of the most common issues is the mould issue. What is mould? Mould is a type of fungus that grows well in damp and poorly ventilated areas. Moulds can grow in and on any materials like walls, paper, woods, pipes, foods, furniture, carpets, etc. Actually, the cold season like…

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Kündigung - Wohnung Mietvertrag

House contract Termination – Sample letter template in German

To terminate the house contract, it is also necessary to add some important details. It is good to follow the below structure so that you can include all the necessary information. House contract termination information Requesting for the acceptance letter from the landlord Requesting to terminate the house rent deduction Visiting appointment for the new tenant Appointment for the hand-over of keys Your new house address to get the additional costs bills Your bank account details House contract termination information…

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Food safety warning - Lebensmittelwarnung

Food safety warning (Lebensmittelwarnung)

If we go to the supermarket, we can find hundreds or thousands of products. Are all these products are always good? How can we trust the quality? How we will know when something is not good? If you have the above questions, then you can find the some useful information in this post. Product quality All the products that are used in close contact with humans are obliged to follow certain rules and regulations to provide good quality. However, sometimes…

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Where can you buy fresh meats

Where can you buy fresh meats?

If you have read my previous post, you might have understood the necessity of this post. In case, if you haven’t, do read my previous post “Animal husbandry labelling – Things to know before buying meat”, click here or the below image to access it. You might also have a question about buying good quality meat. I will explain it in this post. You can buy the meat from: Weekly market Butcher shop Weekly market Weekly markets are available in…

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Animal husbandry labelling - Things to know before buying meat

What is animal husbandry labelling – Things to know before buying meat

The people who have been living in Germany might have noticed that the consumption of meat in daily life is high. Especially it is common to see meat in various forms for breakfast. There are different type of meat available in Germany. Most of us might have noticed and also familiar with the differences between bio meat and also non-bio meat. There are also a few other differences in the meat which we consume in Germany. If you consume meat…

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Pfand - Bottle deposit and recycling - Save money

Pfand: Bottle deposit and recycling – Save money

Due to the increase in the consumption of plastic, paper, glass, etc in our daily life, recycling has become one of the essential aspects of today’s life. In Germany, there is a deposit system which is called Pfand in German word. It is actually a deposit system for bottles made of different recyclable materials. What is pfand? While buying certain products in plastic bottles, glass bottles and tin, you should pay an extra amount of money, on top of the…

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Drinking water in Germany

Drinking water in Germany

Drinking water in Germany Almost every house in Germany has a separate drinking water connection. The drinking water is the same water which we use for other purposes. That means it is the same water which we use for drinking, bathing and all other purposes. Most people in Germany use water from the tap for drinking purpose. If you would like to drink water from the tap but you don’t feel safe, you can use the water filter. Click the…

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