Do you want to get to know Germany, improve your German and have an experience? Have you ever thought about Work'n'Travel?. Admittedly, Germany is not the first country that comes to mind when one thinks of Work'n'Travel, but it is a possibility.
Germany is amazingly diverse and offers a lot to discover: in the north of the country, the North Sea and Baltic Sea with their numerous islands; in the south the Alps; romantic rivers such as the Rhine and Moselle; and of course pulsating metropolises such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Cologne. It is in some ways comparable to the Work'n'Travel classic Australia, as Germany is reasonable in size and you can get from point A to point B very easily. The chances of finding a job are also good. Germany is therefore an ideal destination for Work'n'Travel adventurers. Work'n'Travel is particularly suitable if you are studying in Germany at a later point in time, as you get to know the language, the country and the people in a care-free and easy way.
Germany is notorious for its bureaucracy. Even if you do Work'n'Travel in Germany, there are some things to consider. Whether you need a visa or a work permit depends on your home country. Important information on bureaucratic issues can be found under Working Holiday in Germany.
Whether cattle herding in the Alps, helping with the grape harvest on the Rhine and Moselle, or bartending in a hip Berlin bar, there are many job opportunities in Germany. Online job exchanges or apps for part-time jobs are perfect for finding jobs for Work'n'Travel in Germany. Large job portals include: Kalaydo, Meinestadt, Jobmensa, Studentenjob.de or the job exchange of the Federal Employment Agency (die Arbeitsargentur). But it's also worth taking a look at university/college posters or local ads in free newspapers.
You will probably arrive at one of the major international airports in Frankfurt, Munich or Düsseldorf. In total there are over 30 airports in Germany, which are connected by many domestic flights, some of which are very affordable. If you would like to see more of the countryside in Germany, you should travel by train. The railway network in Germany is readily accessible, and with the Deutsche Bahn you can reach more remote areas, though this may cost a bit more. If you want to save money, we recommend long-distance bus lines or carpooling agencies. Hitchhiking is not very common in Germany these days.
If, for example, you help with the harvest, there is a good chance that you will be provided with accommodation. If you work in a big city, the search for accommodation becomes more difficult and expensive. You could, however, try staying in a student dorm during the semester break or temporarily renting a room in an apartment with roommates. Otherwise, hostels offer affordable accommodation.
If you are planning to go on a Work'n'Travel trip in Germany, you will need health insurance if something happens to you or if you get sick and need to see a doctor. With Care College,we offer a plan that is exactly tailored to the needs of Work'n'Travel participants in Germany. If you are under 35 years old and are on a Work'n'Travel trip in Germany, you can quickly take out the insurance coverage online, , starting at just 28 euro per month. The best way to do this is to use our plan finder. Simply enter a few details here and it will automatically find the right insurance plan and rate for your needs. You can then take out the insurance directly online. If you still have some questions, you can contact our Sales team at +49 228 97735-44 or firstname.lastname@example.org.