• Removals to Germany
  • Matthew James Global Relocations - UK

Are you looking for a removal service to or from Germany? We have multiple removals vehicles travelling through Germany every month.

From Berlin to Barcelona, Rennes to Regensburg or Munich to Manchester; let Matthew James take the stress out of your move.



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At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to handle all of your relocation needs, wherever in Germany you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands for removals to Germany and from Germany to the UK.

Reasons to relocate to Germany with Matthew James…

  • Range of tailored services
  • Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
  • Weekly moving services
  • Dedicated team of professionals
  • Door-to-door care
  • Years of local knowledge
  • 3 generations of experience
  • Customised vehicle fleet
  • Bespoke crating
  • BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
  • Superior quality packing materials
  • All loads inventoried by our own staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Expats moving to Germany can expect to experience life in one of the world’s most interesting and diverse countries. As Europe’s most populous nation (81.2 million people), Germany benefits from a great diversity of cultures, nationalities and communities. There are an estimated 250,00 expats currently living and working in Germany. This diversity also extends to Germany’s expat population, which has steadily increased to now over 250,000 people. Germany’s attraction to diversifying its work force has enabled its economy to grow into one of the most powerful and resilient in the world.

Fortnightly services to Germany

At Matthew James Removals we offer fortnightly services to and from Germany, throughout the year. From dedicated Germany removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Germany and throughout Europe.


We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.

Our storage facilities in Europe

All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Germay and beyond.


Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.

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Germany has always been a popular destination for expats, not least because of its excellent standard of living. Its first-rate public infrastructure, high employment rates, world-class education and public healthcare systems, as well as its strong and sustainable economy all contribute to Germany’s outstanding living standards. These standards are partly the result of Germany’s relatively high tax rates, which subsidise Germany’s world-renowned public services. Despite the high tax rates, Germany has one of the highest average wage levels in Europe. The cost of living in Germany varies depending in which part of the country you move to. As you might expect, big cities such as Berlin and Cologne have higher costs of living than Eastern Germany and more rural areas. However, in a recent survey of world cities by Mercer, not a single German city was featured in the top 50 when ranked by highest cost of living.

As German is the only official language of Germany we advise any expats moving to Germany to learn some basic German. Although many Germans do speak English – especially in cities – not everyone does. A rudimentary knowledge of German will be very useful when relocating. In the main, Germany’s climate is very similar to the UK’s – a temperate seasonal climate so expect mild cloudy winters and fairly warm summers (Germany’s average annual rainfall is actually 2 inches less than the UK’s!). You should also be aware that when it snows in Germany you are legally obliged to remove the snow and ice from the front of your property to prevent injuries to passers by.

As Germany and the UK are both members of the EU, British citizens do not require a visa to live and work in Germany. However, you will need to possess a valid British passport for entry to and exit from Germany, even if you are only visiting. Once in Germany, you are required to register at your local registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) within 14 days if you plan to remain in Germany for more than 3 months. For registration you will typically need to bring your British passport, proof of address and possibly marriage certificate. More information can be found on Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior website. TOP TIP – to ensure your post is delivered to the correct address make sure your name is on your post box!


Berlin – Düsseldorf – Frankfurt – Munich – Hamburg – Nürnberg – Stuttgart – Cologne –  Essen –  Bonn – Regensburg – Heidelberg – Freiburg – Hannover – Mannheim – Bremen – Dresden

The below areas are also within our relocation and removal service areas;

Erlangen – Ingolstadt – Darmstadt – Wolfsburg – Landshut – Ulm – Aachen – Bochum – Leipzig – Karlsruhe –  Augsburg – Trier – Darmstadt  Coburg

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