The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. Featuring the stories of foreigners who moved to Germany - either temporarily or permanently - and tips and advice for life in Germany. Get an inside view of the joys, the frustrations, and the quirks of adapting to the culture and learning German. New episodes every Wednesday.

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Recent Episodes

Dating, toxic relationships, and making friends in Germany (Lulu from Ireland)

May 21, 2023

Dating can be a minefield at the best of times. But what happens when you move to a city like Berlin? Lulu Johnson discovered just this when she moved from Ireland to Berlin - and then wrote a book about it! It's called Dati…

The diversity trend, Misfit Models, and German bureaucracy when starting a company (Del from the UK)

April 8, 2023

Just do a Google search for Del Keens, and you will see that he's someone with a unique story. After moving to Germany, he started a character modeling agency called Misfit Models . He joins me as a guest in this episode to …

Financing property in Germany (with Kerstin Brunner)

March 31, 2023

Kerstin Brunner is a finance coach, and she comes on the podcast to discuss what goes into buying property in Germany. First we look at how to decide if purchasing a property is right for you. Then we consider the additional…

Life in Germany as a gay woman (Kim from the UK)

March 8, 2023

Kim from the UK explains what life is like in Germany for her as a gay woman. She also discusses the difficulties of finding a community in smaller cities and towns. Plus: Kim gives some advice! Kim has created a self-paced …

How German are you? (Nina from Germany)

March 1, 2023

The Germany Experience is back with a repost from Shaun's other podcast, Everyday Germany. Nina joins Shaun to see which one of them is more German. Subscribe to Everyday Germany where Shaun and Nina discuss their observatio…

4GEPADFO charity drive update, and when The Germany Experience will be back

Jan. 4, 2023

Shaun gives an update on 4GEPADFO (spoiler: we made our 500€ goal!). But you can still donate to this great cause (a hotline providing psychosocial support for Ukrainian children and youths: Donate to krisenchat Listen to Sh…

Recent Blog Posts

4 Reasons why 2022 is a good time to find a job in Germany

Despite the ongoing pandemic, now is actually a really good time to look for a job in Germany. Lisa Janz of Job Coach Germany gives you 4 reasons why you should consider it. 1. Germany lacks skilled professionals Businesses are now dependent on th…

Adventures learning German with Dana Newman’s “You go me on the cookie!”

I interviewed writer and YouTuber Dana Newman for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. Listen to the full interview here. Dana Newman, an American living in Germany, is one of the most popular YouTubers documenting life in Germany for fore…

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, and how Germany changed her

I interviewed YouTuber Montana Showalter for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. To hear the full interview, subscribe to the podcast or go here. When Montana Showalter, a high school student, left the USA for Germany as part of an exchan…

About the Host

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Shaun Behrens

Originally a South African, Shaun has been living in Germany long enough to know a thing or two about integrating, but will also never truly feel like he fits in in Germany. He started The Germany Experience because he loves connecting with people and highlighting the stories that we all can relate to as outsiders in Germany.