Practical Information

Practical Guide to Living in Berlin
Practical guide for newcomers to the city offering advice on living and working in Berlin, education, childcare and health.
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
Official DAAD website with lots of practical information for students studying in Germany. Comprehensive course details and advice on university selection, learning German as well as online application forms.
maternita Maternity Concierge and Baby Planner
The maternita Maternity Concierge and Baby Planner service supports and guides growing families with information and organizational and practical help during pregnancy, after birth and beyond. We help families start their journey into parenthood well-...
Intercultural Women's Refuge and Emergency Shelter
Emergency shelter, counselling and legal advice for migrant women. Counselling office of Interkulturelle Initiative at Teltower Damm 4 in Zehlendorf, free legal advice by appointment, drop-in centre open Tuesday and Thursday mornings. English website.
Welcome to Berlin
This official site of the Berlin Senate provides a substantial practical guide to living and working in Berlin and has lots of useful contact addresses.
Berlin Inside
Insiders guide to Berlin with online directory of local businesses, addresses and events. Berlin-related online bookshop.
LA Consulting
Lorna Ather: Maternity Concierge, Baby Planner and family relocation expert.Supporting families with their move to and new life in Berlin. Bureaucracy, healthcare, daycare, schools, translation and interpreting and admin support.
Out of Hours Post Offices
Weblink giving the addresses and opening times of the out of hours post offices in Berlin as well as a link to all post offices in Berlin. Post Office general opening hours are 08:00-18:00 and Saturdays from 08:00-13:00.
Needle Berlin
Regularly updated online guide to living in Berlin including practical aspects of city life.
Welcome Center Germany
Informational platform designed for expatriates to help them make an effortless move to Germany By offering them solutions and information regarding Visa, Health Insurance, Housing and Rentals, Taxation, Higher Education etc. 
Practical information for visitors to Berlin including accommodation booking, tips for sightseeing and discovering Berlin with information tailored to individual or group requirements.
Young Germany
Website aimed at young people with global tips on career services, information and insider tips for living in Germany.