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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Germany

For anyone planning a move to or within Germany in western europe, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Germany and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Europe, Germany’s famous cities include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt.

Germany has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Germany has a diverse landscape of rich culture and history. In the heart of Europe, fairytale castles rest high on craggy mountaintops, and tiny romantic villages enchant with chocolate box charm and the typical German Gemütlichkeit. The Alpine Foreland, home to the Zugspitze Mountain, welcomes hikers in summer and skiers and snowboarders in winter. Explore spotless miles of golden beach on the various islands and along the coastline, like in the National Park of Wattenmeer in the North. In the forests, the fragrant flora and fauna shade the legends of fairies and goblins. Of course the Magic Cities of Germany buzz with beer gardens, remarkable architecture and rich history."  Visit Europe

Germany is located in north western Europe, bordering Denmark to the north, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France to the west; Switzerland and Austria to the south, and Czech Republic and Poland to the east.

Germany has over 1,500 types of beer! Some of the most popular ‘must-tries’ include Weihenstephan Hefe and Weissbier and Erdinger Kristall.

For more fun facts and figures about Germany, scroll down to our Germany focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Germany?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Germany (or you already live in Germany but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Germany, there is a big choice of high quality German schools, with a number of the countries highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Europe.

The private education sector in and around Germany features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Germany (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Germany and in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Germany and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Germany

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Germany providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Germany

The most popular suburbs in Germany and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Germany (83.2 million)

>  Schleswig-Holstein

Kiel (240,000), Flensburg (80,000), Lübeck (210,000), Eutin (17,000)

>  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schwerin (97,000), Rostock (200,000), Wismar (45,000), Waren (21,000)

>  Niedersachsen

Hanover (530,000), Brunswick (250,000), Goslar (51,000), Oldenburg (160,000)

>  Sachsen-Anhalt

Magdeburg (230,000), Wittenberg (50,000), Halle (230,000), Wernigerode (35,000)

>  Brandeburg

Brandenberg (73,000), Cottbus (100,000), Frankfurt an der Oder (61,000), Oranienburg (46,000)


Düsseldorf (590,000), Dortmund (580,000), Essen (570,000), Bonn (330,000)

>  Hessen

Wiesbaden (280,000), Frankfurt (730,000), Darmstadt (150,000), Fulda (69,000)

>  Thüringen

Erfurt (210,000), Eisenach (43,000), Weimar (66,000), Gera (100,000)

>  Sachsen

Dresden (530,000), Leipzig (540,000), Bautzen (41,000), Görlitz (56,000)

>  Rheinland Pfalz

Kobeinz (11,000), Mainz (200,000), Trier (100,000), Ludwigshafen (160,000)

>  Hessen

Wiesbaden (280,000), Frankfurt (730,000), Darmstadt (150,000), Fulda (69,000)

>  Thüringen

Erfurt (210,000), Eisenach (43,000), Weimar (66,000), Gera (100,000)

>  Sachsen

Dresden (530,000), Leipzig (540,000), Bautzen (41,000), Görlitz (56,000)

>  Saarland

Saarbrücken (180,000), Neukircehn (48,000), Merzig (31,000), Homburg (44,000)

>  Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart (610,000), Baden-Baden (55,000), Mannheim (310,000), Karlsruhe (300,000)

>  Bayern

Munich (1.4 million), Regensburg (140,000), Würzburg (130,000), Bamberg (76,000)




Germany is a very popular place to live and many people move to Germany each year, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Germany are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Germany for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Germany.

Ten Things To Know About Germany

> FACT 1:  Oktoberfest is one of the world’s most famous festivals, attended by over 6 million people each year! However one of the most quirky rules of the festival is that you can’t drink before the mayor opens the first keg!

> FACT 2:  Germany has 6,200 museums, 820 theatres and 130 orchestras!

> FACT 3:  Fanta was created in Germany! The famous fizzy drink was created as a substitute for coca-cola after it was banned from being imported into Germany during WW2.

> FACT 4:  One third of Germany is covered in forests, parks and woodland! So there is ample opportunity to enjoy a countryside walk.

> FACT 5:  Germany is famous for its curious food, with over 300 types of break and 1,000 varieties of sausage.

> FACT 6:  There are more football fan clubs in Germany than anywhere else in the world, with the country winning 3 UEFA European Championships!

> FACT 7:  Germany is a cultural hub, known as the “land of poets and thinkers”. Famous figures include Friedrich Schiller, Heinrich Heine and Hannah Arendt.

> FACT 8:  Gummy Bears were invented in Germany! Hand Riegel of Bonn created them in 1920.

> FACT 9:  If you attempt to escape jail in Germany, you won’t be prosecuted! This is due to Germany believing in the basic human instinct to be free!

> FACT 10:  There are over 35 different dialects of the German language! Interestingly, German shares 60% of its vocabulary with English.

Where To Live In Germany

Germany and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country or coast lifestyles, Germany and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Munich Germany, Berlin Germany, Hamburg Germany, Cologne Germany, Nuremberg Germany, Heidelberg Germany, Frankfurt Germany, Dresden Germany, Leipzig Germany, Düsseldorf Germany, Stuttgart Germany, Regensburg Germany, Bremen Germany, Manberg Germany,



Major, International Airports in Germany

The nearest airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA), Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER), Munich Airport (MUC), Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)




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