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Au pair in Berlin? Do you want to work as an au pair in Berlin?

 

Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Berlin.

Information at a glance

City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Language: German
Surface area: 891,85 km2
Population: 3.401.147 (2013)
Country code + area code: 0049 30
Website: www.berlin.de

 

Au pair stay in Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and is divided into twelve districts. Berlin is also a state (Bundesland) and the cultural, political, scientific and media center of Germany. It is a very diverse city and there are always a lot of things to do.

 

As an au pair, you can go to different sports or cultural events,  visit many interesting museums, or, if you like nature, you can explore the many parks of the city.

 

Berlin attracts people from all over the world. Many artists come from different countries to live and work in Berlin, which gives the city a very cosmopolitan and artistic vibe. Therefore, Berlin is a city of art, architecture, colorful festivals and is also known for its vibrant nightlife.

 

Being an au pair in Berlin

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 25-35 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: at least 65 Euros per week, or 260 Euros per month
  • duration of au pair stay: 3-12 months
  • health insurance: the host family has to pay for the health insurance
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: not required

 

What to do in your free time in Berlin

Au pairs in Germany get at least one day off per week. Take advantage of this time to get to know the city and meet new people!

 

Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day since there are many things to do and see in Berlin.

 

You will find it hard to choose what to do in your free time in Berlin. From clubs to theaters, to museums, to restaurants and sports facilities – you'll be spoilt for choice!

 

Also, Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Germany. If you like nature, there are many parks, fields, zoos or even farms where you can escape the city life.

 

Take advantage of your free time— Berlin is waiting for you!

 

The most important sights in Berlin

  1. Alexanderplatz (important square)
  2. Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
  3. Berlin memorial church and Kurfürstendammavenue
  4. Brandenburg Gate
  5. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  6. Museum Island Berlin (World Heritage Site)
  7. Potsdam Square (Potsdamer Platz) & Sony Center
  8. Reichstag (German parliament)
  9. TV tower (Fernsehturm)
  10. Victory Column

 

Language Schools in Berlin

One important goal during your au pair stay in Berlin is obviously to improve your German skills. Apart from practicing the language with your host family, you can also take language classes.

 

One possibility is to take German classes at a Volkshochschule. The Volkshochschulen are adult education centers and you can find them in every bigger town in Germany.

 

As these schools are subsidized by the state, their courses are usually very cheap. In Berlin alone there are 12 Volkshochschulen.

 

 

Language Schools in Berlin:

  • VHS Berlin (Volkshochschule)
  • Humboldt-Institut
  • DAAD
  • Die Neue Schule
  • GLS Campus Berlin
  • Did Deutsch-Institut

 

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Sports in Berlin

  1. gyms
  2. running
  3. bowling
  4. beach volleyball
  5. mini golf
  6. indoor climbing
  7. skateboarding
  8. tennis, badminton, squash

 

Our tip for sports fans: Check out the “TURM Erlebniscity und Erlebnisbad in Berlin“ a big sports center with an indoor pool.

 

Exploring the surroundings of Berlin

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Berlin.

 

Some popluar destinations are:

  • Baruth – open air museum Glashütte
  • Barnim – great for hiking in the woods
  • Dahme-Seen-Gebiet – lakes and streams
  • Eberswalde - garden
  • Havelland – museum of the community of painters of Havelland
  • Märkisch Oderland – lakes and rivers
  • Potsdam
  • Seeland
  • Spreewald – lanscape shaped by beautiful rivers
  • Uckermark – 400 lakes

 

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