PROGEDO GmbH & Co KG
Fon: +49 (0)800 – 4252015
Managing Partner: +49 (0)800 – 4252015
Centrally, between Dresden main station and the inner old town is our PROGEDO office Dresden
Our local team offers highly competent advice, goal-oriented service, and information on relocation, settling-in and immigration of international employees and their families to companies as well as private individuals.
Established companies or young start-ups – our experts are by your side!
The catchment area of PROGEDO Dresden includes all areas around Leipzig, Chemnitz, Zwickau, Cottbus, and Bautzen.
The Technical University of Dresden, a flourishing economy and excellent living conditions with a rich cultural offer – Dresden grows annually by 5000 people. Even the birth rate is above Germany’s average. Why should it be better in Dresden than in other major German cities? Rents are rising, and the housing market is getting more competitive, which makes it difficult for people who are looking for a new home.
Peter Finken manages our PROGEDO office in Dresden and is well connected there. He and his team are familiar with the local circumstances and the housing market. We help you to come out on top of your competitors.
Furnished or unfurnished apartment, small or big home- our relocation specialists will find the perfect home for you with their know-how.
Additionally, to our professional support of home search, we provide you with services concerning daycare for your children, organizing your driver’s license transformation, and dealing with authorities.
We provide you with all necessary information on the application of a residence title. Be it checking your degree in Anabin, requesting a pre-approval letter from the federal employment agency, obtaining a visa or the application for an electronic residence title at the responsible department,
We will gladly provide you with further information. Just send us a short request and we’ll get back to you immediately.
We are “the first friend abroad. “
Progedo Profile Dresden
Dresden in figures
Dresden is the capital of the German state Saxony. The city counts roughly 557,000 inhabitants and is directly near the river Elbe. Dresden is, after Leipzig, the second biggest Municipality in Sachsen and is the 12th largest city in Germany.
Further information can be found on www.dresden.de
Housing market in Dresden
A move to Dresden from abroad needs to be well-prepared in advance and you need all your personal documents. It is best to start looking for an accommodation when you have settled for a date of arrival.
Once you have received your visa (if applicable) you can book a flight and a temporary accommodation from afar. We advise our customers to store their personal belongings until they have found an unfurnished accommodation. This can at worst take a couple of months.
Of course, we can get you connected with professional removal services, which support you with the transport of your goods and can also store them until you move in.
Average rental prices in Dresden for furnished */ unfurnished apartments in the city center
- 1 room, 20-30 sqm living space, furnished ca. 900€, unfurnished 700 €
- 2 rooms, 40-60 sqm living space, furnished ca. 1,200 €, unfurnished 1,000 €
- 3-4 rooms 60-90 sqm, living space, furnished ca. 1,800 €, unfurnished 1,400 €
Source: own research & experience
* with furnished apartments additional costs like water, gas and internet are included, but often electricity is not.
*furnished apartments usually include additional costs like water, gas and internet but exclude electricity
Further information can be found here: https://www.wohnungsboerse.net/mietspiegel-Dresden/7351
More about Dresden
Schoolsystem – The Saxon school system starts with elementary school (grades 1-4). The elementary school is usually determined by residential district. After that, children continue with secondary school (certificate of secondary education after 9th grade, general certificate of secondary education after 10th grade) or grammar school (diploma after 13th grade). Aside from public schools, Dresden has an international school, where we advise our customers to apply early, because capacities are limited.
Kindergarten – Nowadays, Dresden is a young city with a focus on family-friendliness. There are multiple day care institutions and kindergartens and thanks to the built infrastructure the demand of young families can be covered for children age two or older. The organization of care is managed by the city via an online system. The fee depends on the type of care and the number of weekly hours in care. Private institutions have fees according to their own individual guidelines.
International School Dresden: https://www.dresden-is.de/en/
Living in Dresden
Its not complicated to live and work in Dresden. There is a well-functioning public transport system with moderate prices and a modern infrastructure. Those who like culture, theater, opera, and operettas as well as concerts are particularly right in the city. With the Saxon State Chapel and the Dresden Philharmonics, Dresden has two outstanding orchestras. The museums and art collections of the city are world-famous.
The significance of Dresden as a place of economical and scientific relevance is continuously rising. All leading research centers have branches in Dresden and its surroundings. In conjunction with the Technical Universityof Dresden and the University for Technic and Economy (HTW) they build the base for a constant development of the economic power of Dresden. Near Dresden in cities like Radebeul, Meißen, Bautzen and Pirna innovative companies are based and multiple industrial sites who influence the area.
Since 1996, Peter Finken has been managing partner in Dresden. He does not only benefit from his extensive network in the city and its surroundings, he also knows East Europe very well.
After a technical training Peter worked as a machine manufacturer for several years in Eastern Europe. After the German reunification, our manager for Dresden switched to logistics within a food and beverage company and studied marketing. He is a specialist in setting up home in the New Federal States and Eastern Europe.
The relocation agency Dresden lives up to the slogan “the first friend abroad” with a lot of enthusiasm and professionality.
Relocation provider Dresden
Our staff and we at the Dresden PROGEDO office know all of Dresden’s corners and its wonderful diversity.
Beyond the pure immigration & relocation business we would like to share our knowledge with you and inspire you for our hometown!
10 facts about Dresden:
Church of our lady
The Protestant-Lutheran church is considered one of the most relevant buildings of the baroque era and was completely destroyed in World War II. The rebuilding of the church cost 182.6 million Euros. 102.8 Million Euros were private donations from all over the world.
The city name “Dresden” derives from the old-sorbic “drežďany” and means swamp- or alluvial forest inhabitants. Archeological findings indicate that where Dresden is located now, there have been first settlements in the neohilitic already.
Originally, Dresden got the nickname “Florence of the Elbe” due to its arts collections. The baroque era left its Mediterranean mark on the cityscape. The mild climate of the Elbe valley did the rest and thus Dresden has kept the reference to its Italian partner city Florence ever since.
Museum of Hygiene
The German museum of hygiene was founded by the inventor of the mouth-wash Karl-August Lingner. The owner of the company Odol wanted an institution of education on hygiene measures for his fellow citizens. A topic that is just as relevant these days.
Toothpaste, Bras, the teabag that’s used nowadays, coffee filters, the filter cigarette, beer caps and chocolate: All of that and the before mentioned mouthwash were invented in Dresden.
What started in 1434 as a one-day meat market for Sunday roasts is today a full-grown Christmas market with more than 250 booths. The name Striezel references what is better known as Stollen (fruit cake) in German. In the 15th century it was called Striezel and the name of the market never changed.
Chocolate capital Dresden
In 1839 the Dresden-based company Jordan and Timaeus sold the first cocoa product in a different version than what was before the common drinking-chocolate: Chocolate with donkey milk
The “Dresden Baroque” is considered an own specification of the era and it’s still visible today. City planners considered the natural flow of the river Elbe, which runs through the city for example. The Dresden Zwinger is a well known architectural landmark of the city that was built during that time as well.
Oldest orchestra in the world
Music has tradition in Dresden. With its many orchestras, choirs, the Dresden Philharmonics and the Dresden musical festival, it is not surprising that one can find the oldest, continuously music-making orchestra of the world in Dresden. The Saxon State Chapel was founded under the name “Königliche Hofcantorey” in 1548.
Bookworms in Dresden
The city of Dresden has the most-used library in Germany. 5.4 billions of media are borrowed per year. There’s a library bus, 19 district libraries and one central public library as well.
Applying for a residence title in Dresden
In Dresden the immigration and citizenship office with the department welcome center in Theaterstraße 11-15, (Link: https://www.dresden.de/de/rathaus/aemter-und-einrichtungen/oe/dborg/stadt_dresden_9615.php) is responsible for the application of electronic residence titles and thus the most relevant for foreign employees.
Of course, our professional immigration specialists provide our customers with all the necessary information so they can hand in their documents perfectly prepared at the foreigner’s department. Additionally, we accompany you or your employee to their respective appointment.
PROGEDO does not provide legal service according to §2 Abs 1 RDG. If there is need for legal service we work together with independent, competent lawyers.
Finding an apartment in Dresden
The housing situation in Dresden is moderate because of its resources and the constant modernization. German and international companies, their branches and research institutions as well as start-ups make for new jobs. This wealth has the consequence that renting prices are rising more than average and landlords can pick their tenants randomly, because demand often exceeds the offer.
But Dresden offers a broad price range and generally, rents are below the average of other big German cities. In the popular districts like Altstadt or the more alternative Neustadt it can still be quite difficult to find a suitable housing option. The same goes for calmer districts like Striesen or other lively areas of Dresden’s inner city. When one then is not fluent in German it can feel close to impossible to come out on top of competitors.
Thanks to our know-how it is feasible though. With a little patience, flexibility, and good planning we always find a suitable apartment for our customers!
Currently landlords consider one third of your income as a maximum rent payment. A positive SCHUFA-entry as well as a declaration of no rental debts are essential for their commitment.