10 facts about moving in Germany

Moving means change. A new period of life begins. One big decision, which should be well thought out and planned.

Yet how often, how, when and where do the Germans move at all?

We want to address these and many other exciting questions about moving on this page and wish you a lot of fun and interesting insights with the 10 facts about moving in Germany.

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1. 25,000 moves per day there is in this country

25,000 moves are there per day in Germany. Over 9 million Germans move every year.

Leader in the comparison of the federal states is there Lower Saxony with a share of 10.5% in 2017, followed by Saarland with 10.1% and Bremen with 9.9%.

This is the result of an analysis by the energy service provider Techem, which was published in June 2018 and is available on Statista.com.

In relation to all federal states, the average relocation rate in 2017 was about 8.8%.

There were particularly few moves among tenants in the city states Berlin and Hamburg.

The relocation rate was here only 5.9% and 7.4% respectively.

2. The preparation begins 1-2 months before

A move should be planned well in advanceso that everything runs smoothly later.

According to the 2021 relocation study by Deutsche Post Adress, 30% of those surveyed begin 1-2 months before moving with the preparations, so relatively early.

18% start 3-4 months before with the preparations and whole 16% are already starting more than 5 months before moving with the plans.

38% of respondents take the move lightly: 23% are just beginning 2 to 4 weeks before with the preparations and 15% even first 2 weeks before.

Owners tend to start planning earlier than tenants.

One tip: create one moving checklist, so you don't forget anything.

3. Germans aged 18-29 years move most often

younger people move more often than older people.

Of the 1,038 respondents to Deutsche Post Adress's 2021 Relocation Study who had moved in the last 12 months, 45% were im Age between 18 and 29 years.

Of the proportion of women was there with 57% higher than the proportion of males (43%).

in the north (38%) and south (44%) was moved significantly more frequently than in the east with only 21%.

A large proportion, 50%, of the 1,038 respondents who had moved in the last 12 months had a high level of education.

According to an article by EnBW, the Germans pull just a little on average 5 times in her life.

4. Love is the most common reason for moving

According to a survey by Immowelt andmoving auction.de published on statista.com in June 2018, there are many reasons to move as an adult.

  • Because of a relationship or love 59% of those surveyed decided to move.
  • Immediately after that ranks with 56% Moving for family reasons.
  • 49% of respondents are for professional reasons moved once in their life.

Other reasons for moving as an adult:

  • Because of a real estate acquisition, say 49% of respondents
  • Out of housing-related reasons, say 43% of respondents
  • 42% of the respondents lead a Education as a reason for moving on

And when will the Germans move to the first own apartement?

According to a 2018 study by the opinion research institute TNS-Emnid, 71% of respondents aged 25 and under at home.

dare Women with a Share of 40% the step significantly more often than men (32%).

Over two thirds of 14 to 29 year olds still lives with their parents.

5. In July and August is most frequently moved

It probably comes as no great surprise that in the warmer months people move more often than in the cold months.

Overall, however, the distribution of nationwide moves across the four seasons is almost balanced.

This was the result of an anonymous evaluation of the forwarding orders from Deutsche Post Adress GmbH & Co. KG.

in the spring draw accordingly 25,4% of the people in Germany around, in Summer 27.5%, in the Autumn 24.8% and in Winter 22.4%.

The most popular moving day is the Saturday and the most popular months July and August.

In particular, the start of studies and training ensures an increased relocation volume.

in the November and February fewer relocations take place.

6. The average distance: 40 km

More than half of the moves (50.4%) in Germany take place within one's own town or municipality, according to the results of the relocation study by Deutsche Post Adress GmbH & Co. KG.

The average moving distance are 1.9 kilometers in town and out of town 77 kilometers, makes on average 39 kilometers.

67,2% find the moves within a district instead of and 86.6% within a state.

There are even rarer International removals (1.5%).

7. A local move costs approx. 500 euro

The average cost of moving is from many different factors dependent.

For example, the decisive factors are location and size of the corresponding object, the Scope of the removal goods and the distancethat is put back.

Of course, it also makes a difference whether you move on your own or hire a professional moving company.

Booked additional services such as a assembly service, painting work or clearing out cause additional costs.

With a living space of 60 square meters and a distance of about 2 kilometers (Local relocation) is usually associated with relocation costs of about 500 euros to reckon with.

At a distance of 80 kilometers are they between 600 and 700 euros.

A move in town (approx. 10 kilometers) with a small living space of 28 square meters is often for under 300 euros Get it from a professional moving company.

8. More than the half finds moving stressful

For more than half of the respondents (56%) According to the 2021 relocation study, moving means above all stress.

Only 20% make the statement that moving is fun.

However, the people who are moving don't like to hand over the organization - only 16% of those surveyed have the move organized by a professional.

However, he is looking for information on the subject of relocation three quarters of those moving in advance.

9. Over two-thirds draws independently

It's the man or woman himself - that's what many people moving in Germany seem to think, especially the owners.

Only 20% of those surveyed in the 2021 relocation study hire one professional service provider for their move.

Almost the half (47%) leads the Move completely on your own (i.e. also the transport of the removal goods).

One third (33%) rents a van or a trailer.

Particularly popular services when using a professional moving company:

  • transportation dit moving goods to the new residence (86%)
  • degradation of Furniture (66%) 
  • Providing Moving boxes (53%)

By the way: Electronics, mirrors, glass and porcelain are the most broken items during a move - the end of a move appropriate insurance is therefore appropriate.

10. Schwalbe removal company - Real superheroes for every move

the Schwalbe moving company realizes a large number of moves in Berlin, Brandenburg, nationwide and internationally every year.

The company from Berlin ensures that everyone private move or company relocation smoothly and well coordinated takes place, with a friendly service, fair prices and a free visit with preliminary offer.

No statistics, but many positive customer reviews there are those who speak for the Schwalbe removal company as a competent service provider.

This is how the company reaches the rating portal ProvenExpert.com with 165 reviews a score of 4.93 out of 5 stars (very good) and has been awarded several times as "Top Service Provider".

If you are planning a move, the Schwalbe moving company will be happy to assist you contact available and answers all open questions.

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