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

Apologizing in Germany, sauna surprises, and making friends: an expat's guide to living in Germany (Fadi Gaziri from the UK)

June 9, 2021

Fadi Gaziri has written a book about life in Germany for foreigners called, "Ze Germans: An Expat's…

Advice for foreigners in Germany, taken from two years of The Germany Experience

June 2, 2021

The Germany Experience podcast is 2 years old and to celebrate, here is a compilation of some of th…

Three amazing women from German history (Jasmin from HerStory)

May 26, 2021

Jasmin is the host of a podcast called Herstory, which tells the stories of strong women from histo…

Beer, digitization, security, and education: our preconceived notions of Europe (Lawin from the Philippines)

May 19, 2021

Before you move to a foreign country, you inevitably have a picture of what it's like in your mind.…

Planning a summer trip to the mountains (Ceri from the UK)

May 12, 2021

If things in Germany continue easing up, vacation will again be possible this summer. A very popula…

Three key factors for making friends in Germany (Nadja from Germany)

May 5, 2021

Nadja Todt was born and raised in Germany, but spent 11 years abroad. She describes herself as a gl…

Recent Blog Posts

Adventures learning German with Dana Newman’s “You go me o…

I interviewed writer and YouTuber Dana Newman for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. Listen to the full interview here. Dana Newman, an Ameri…

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, and how Germany chang…

I interviewed YouTuber Montana Showalter for an episode of The Germany Experience podcast. To hear the full interview, subscribe to the podcast or go her…

Advice For Finding Jobs in Germany From My Own Experiences

There are a lot of blog posts and resources out there that can help you find a job in Germany. But this post features some tips that I can give from my v…

About the Host

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.