German Property: a safe bet?

It has been reported this week that property owners in areas of Europe with struggling economies such as Italy and Greece are increasingly looking to invest in German property (especially in Berlin). They are doing so in order to avoid increases in property taxes and falling prices back home. The German economy is stronger than most in Europe and activity in its property market from both domestic and overseas buyers is increasing.

For cautious buyers who want to avoid less stable markets elsewhere, German property could be a winner. Protected with good overseas property insurance, your German home should provide both a solid investment and a place to enjoy for many years to come.

Germany may not be a classic ‘bucket and spade’ destination as the Mediterranean countries are, but it does have much to offer. Relaxed beach resorts, historic cities, snow-capped mountains and ancient forests can all be found there. Here are some of the country’s highlights.

Berlin and Munich

Berlin’s a modern, buzzing city with a world-famous nightlife and no shortage of historical and cultural attractions. Anything you want, you’ll find it in Berlin. As an added bonus, it’s one of the most affordable cities in western Europe.

Munich is home of the world-famous Oktoberfest, which takes over the streets for a month each year, but there is more to the city than that. It’s a friendly city steeped in tradition, but with a thriving modern arts scene and nightlife.

The Bavarian Alps

This is one of the most attractive Alpine regions, with fairytale castles, modern ski resorts, beautiful lakes and the chance to enjoy outdoor activities from hiking to white-water rafting.

The Black Forest or The Baltic Coast

The Black Forest is an area of thick conifer forest peppered with Medieval towns, spas and mountain peaks that make this one of the most popular holiday destinations in Germany.

The Baltic Coast is full of long sandy beaches, laid-back seaside towns and a relaxed attitude to life and this all makes this northern region the perfect place to make a summer getaway to. It’s one of Europe’s best-kept coastal secrets.

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