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Managing Partner: Frank Faggo
Between Neckar and Auener Bach, surrounded by nature and suburban idyll is our PROGEDO office Stuttgart.
Our team in place 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 Stuttgart includes all areas around Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, and Karlsruhe.
Stuttgart is a prosperous city and has always had high prices for real estate, but during the last couple of years the prices have risen even further, much like in the rest of Germany. Our relocation manager in Stuttgart, Monika Meyer, knows every corner of Baden-Wurttemberg’s capital and she and her team are more than familiar with the city and its surrounding areas.
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.
Progedo Profile Stuttgart
Stuttgart in figures
Stuttgart is the capital of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg. With approximately 634,000 inhabitants it is the 6th biggest city in Germany. Stuttgart is home to the two car companies Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. Also, Bosch has its legal headquarters in Stuttgart. The city has a lot more to offer though.
Further information can be found on www.stuttgart.de
Housing market in Stuttgart
A move to Stuttgart 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 for Nuremberg 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 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
More on Stuttgart
School and Kindergarten
Schoolsystem – Stuttgart’s 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, Stuttgart has a private international school, where we advise our customers to apply early, because capacities are limited. It offers classes from kindergarten until 12th grade. Aside from that there are a few bilingual schools in Stuttgart as well.
Kindergarten – In Stuttgart, children age one and older can visit a day care institution. Fees depend on parent’s income and size of the family. The amount of care (weekly hours) and the allocation on individual needs of the families. The assignment of a daycare is organized by a central network where parents can register. There, one can either apply for up to three public kindergartens or for up to 7 private daycare institutions.
International School Stuttgart
Living in Stuttgart
Stuttgart has a lot to offer for everyone. The prosperous city has a less than 6% unemployment rate and is located in between beautiful hills and vineyards in the Neckar valley. Idyllic half-timbered houses, modern public buildings and Swabian gastronomic culture round up the overall image of a city that has never shied away from progress, and yet remains aware of its tradition and culture.
Monika Meyer has been a PROGEDO managing partner since 1999.
After her study of foreign trade, Monika went to Kairo, Egypt and Kampala, Uganda, where she experienced first-hand the difficulties a stay abroad can entail.
After Monika had returned to Germany, she worked for the biggest Swabian car company for several years, where she was part of the board division for the organization of international events.
The relocation agency Stuttgart lives up to the slogan “the first friend abroad” with a lot of enthusiasm and professionality.
Relocation provider Stuttgart
Our staff and we in the Stuttgart PROGEDO office know all of Stuttgart’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 Stuttgart:
Car industry in Stuttgart
Stuttgart represents Porsche and Mercedes-Benz like Wolfsburg represents Volkswagen. The cradle of the German car industry is in Baden-Wurttemberg’s capital and has been a major employer ever since, who has had a lasting influence on the whole region. The Mercedes-Benz-Arena, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, and the Porsche Museum, to name just a few examples, are proof of that.
Horses and Stuttgart
The name of the city Stuttgart goes back to the old German name “Stutengarten” (mare garden) and goes back to a stud farm from the 10th century which was founded in the Neckar valley. This origin is represented in the city’s crest and the car builder Porsche makes a reference of the horse in its logo as well.
In 1896, the first car tunnel of the world was built in Stuttgart. Until today the tunnel has remained special because it is the only tunnel in Germany where pedestrians can cross on both sides. It is symbolic for the innovative spirit of Stuttgart, which has been adapting to technological progress early on.
In the suburbs of Stuttgart, the first industrial Bra was developed and produced. The factory Bad Canstatter Fabrik S. Lindauer & Co. was once a well-known producer of corsets and produced the first version of today’s industrially made bras shortly before World War I.
Stuttgart is not only an attractive city because of the surrounding landscape with its vineyards and the river Neckar. Also, architecturally there are collector’s items to be found. Castle Ludwigsburg for example has elements of the Baroque eera, Rococo and Neoclassicism all combined in one building and is worth a tour. The city’s library at Mailänder Platz, in contrast, represents Stuttgart’s modernity. The locals nicknamed the simplistic building “book jail”.
For more than 2000 years there has been winegrowing in the area of where Stuttgart is nowadays. Thus, the city can look back upon a long tradition and celebrates its heritage with wine fairs and an own wine museum. Stuttgart also has the only municipal winery in Germany.
Countless parks and a lot of nature shape Stuttgart’s cityscape. The metropolis is considered one of the greenest cities in Germany and is especially well-known for the “Green U”, an 8 km long stretch of green areas, that goes through the whole city and offers locals a nice place to stroll.
Stairs and Stairsliders
In Stuttgart the local dialect is Swabian. The city of Stuttgart stretches over multiple hills and slopes and to get up to those, there are many stairs throughout the whole city. These stairs are called Stäffele in Swabian and the locals are nicknamed Stair-sliders. If one were to string together all of those steep stairs, it would be a 20 km long climb.
The Stuttgart-equivalent of Munich‘s Oktoberfest is the Canstatter Wasen. Every year there is a fair and a Christmas market at the fairgrounds of Canstatt and every year there are new records of visitors, because locals as well as tourists enjoy the events more than once a year.
The German pasta is filled with vegetable, breadcrumbs, and meat. Vernacularly, they are referred to as “Herrgottsbescheißerle” (Lord-cheaters). This goes back to the tale of a monk from Maulbronn (40 km northwest of Stuttgart) who wanted to eat meat during lent. To hide this from the Lord, he hid the meat in the, originally vegetarian, filling of the pasta.
Applying for a residence title in Stuttgart
In Stuttgart the office for public order, foreigner’s and citizenships in Eberhardstraße 39, 70173 Stuttgart is responsible for the application of electronic residence titles and thus the most relevant authority 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 Stuttgart
Finding an apartment in Stuttgart is, compared to cities like Munich or Berlin, a smaller challenge, but not necessarily a cheaper one. Stuttgart offers a wide range of prices, but in the popular areas in the West of Stuttgart or at the slopes in the Southeast of the city, the demand usually exceeds the offer. Because of the basin shape of the city, anything that is on a hill or has a view of the city is regularly in high demand. When one doesn’t speak fluent German it seems 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!
Stuttgart has many districts with very different price categories. 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.