Hey there, we're Lena and Vastrik.
We moved to Berlin more than three years ago and came a long way from being completely lost and confused to starting our own business.
Like every newcomer, we made a lot of mistakes and stressed out. In the very first days all we wanted was to have someone to hold our hands and in plain English explain to us how everything works.
That's why we created How to Berlin. to help you relocate comfortably and smoothly, find an apartment and do not freak out from the paperwork, find yourself and start loving Berlin as we do.
From the first days you'll start diving into a lot of papers, letters and complicated taxes. We'll explain to you:
We have read every guidebook we found on the internet before we relocated. Nevertheless, we have made many mistakes and paid for them from our pocket. We will help you to:
Relocation is always difficult. Dozens of tasks pop up suddenly at the same time and you may think they'll never end.
We'll support you and explain you the rules and share lifehacks to help you not to freak out and not get caught in the tricks of the brokers.
Every case is unique. Here are a few of our popular packages for your convenience. We'll discuss all the details with you (online or in person - as you wish) to understand what kind of assistance is needed and tell you how long it will take.
Tell us what you need and we'll help you.
We can help not only newcomers but also local mates. We also have many useful contacts in other cities.