City Fact Sheet: Berlin, Germany

City Fact Sheet: Berlin, Germany

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To help our students and graduates make a smooth transition to their new lives teaching English abroad, we've enlisted our ITA Ambassadors to provide us with insider facts and tips for making the most of life in major cities around the globe like Berlin.

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Whether it's finding an English-speaking doctor, opening a bank account, or simply finding a supermarket where you can find the odd comfort food from home (peanut butter!), our ambassadors have actionable on-the-ground-tips to help you feel at home in your new home city.  Please note that things change and we will do our best to keep these "Fact Sheets" updated over time and that current and future ambassadors will continue to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

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Meet our Berlin Ambassador - Tina!

City Berlin
Country Germany
Visa Type Work Visa
North American Comfort Food Locations  

I'm about trying new foods, but sometimes it's nice to have American comfort food, which is why I love shopping at these two grocery stores! There are plenty of them throughout Berlin, and you can typically find one in each neighborhood.

          1. Penny Market: Prinzenallee 55 13359 Berlin, Germany
          2. Lidl: Prinzenallee 75 13359 Berlin, Germany

Practical tips for living in Berlin, Germany


The number one way to get around is public transportation. Berlin is an enormous city with roughly 3.6 million people, so traffic can be horrendous. I recommend buying an unlimited monthly transport pass for 80€.

Biking is also very popular in Berlin and can be a good alternative to public transport.

Hospitals & Doctors (English Speaking)

Krankenhaus (Hospitals):

1. Charite Campus Mitte: Chariteplatz 1 10117 
2. DRK Kliniken Berlin: Salvador-Allende-Strasse 2-8 12559 
3. Vivantes Klinikum am Friedrichshain: Landsberger Allee 49 10249

Beauty Supply Stores, Hairdressers & Barbers African Beauty Shop
Sesenheimer Strasse 16 10627 Berlin, Germany 

City Fact Sheets: Living in Berlin, Germany

Bank Account Location

ComDirect: Online bank, no brick and mortar locations.


Some restaurants I like to frequent are:

1. Doner Kebap
2. The Bird
3. Curry & Chilli
4. Auf Der Susche Nach Dem Verlorenen Gluck
5. Umami


Some places I enjoy visiting during my free time include:

Wilma: Cozy Irish bar in the Wedding neighborhood.
Club Pearl: Great Hip Hop music on Friday nights.
Mauerpark: A great place to go on Sundays.
McFit Wedding: The local gym in my neighborhood.
TV Tower: This is in Alexanderplatz.
Nikolaiviertel: An adorable historic section of Alexanferplatz.

Berlin, Germany Fact Sheet

Permanent Housing Resources

I used this amazing website to find a flat: 

Expat Community Resources

I've met one other expat from the U.S. through the ITA Alumni Germany Facebook Group.

Additional Information  

MeetUp and expat pages on Facebook are a great way to meet people!

Tips for Teaching English in Berlin

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