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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?

Packing boxes and materials

Purpose-built removals boxes and materials provided

Free storage

Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage in both the UK and Germany

Delivery and collection

Pick your own dates for removals shipment delivery and collection

Trusted for 25 years

Trusted with your removals shipments for over 25 years


We handle the German customs clearance process

Stress-free and straightforward removals to Germany

Germany is a densely-populated and prosperous European country. Due to its strong economy and high standard of living, everyone from young professionals to retirees wishes to move there from the UK every year. Germany offers direct access to the rest of Europe, a rich historical heritage, and cutting-edge modern living. Start your exciting new life in Germany today by booking our international removal services.

With over 25 years of experience moving household possessions worldwide, we simplify the entire removals to Germany process. Our expert removals team, in-depth local knowledge, and multilingual customer support set us apart from other moving companies.

Trusted international removals for over 25 years

Cost-effective and user-friendly, our removals to Germany service covers all big cities and rural areas, including Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Cologne. Here are a few more reasons to choose our overseas moving services:

  • Free Starter Pack: with each MoveCube® removals pod order, you'll receive a complimentary measuring tape, a box cutter knife, a marker pen and a roll of parcel tape and dispenser. Plus, three plastic floor sheets to help you estimate how much can fit in a Large, Medium or Small MoveCube®.
  • Secure storage: we offer 2 weeks of free storage in both the UK and our Belgium depot before relocating your shipment to Germany.
  • Zero hidden fees: as a transparent moving service, our free instant quote displays an itemised cost breakdown of the entire removals journey to Germany.
  • Pay in instalments: we won't ask for full payment as soon as you book our removals service. Instead, pay in three manageable instalments throughout your shipment's journey to Germany.
  • We handle German customs: as an experienced moving company, we guide your removals shipment through German customs. All you need to do is securely pack your possessions and accurately complete your online documents.


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International removals from the UK to Germany in 5 steps

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised removals cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and removals shipment collection dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty removals boxes or MoveCube® moving pod, ready for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll move your removals shipment to Germany.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through German customs and deliver them safely to your new home.

Don't just take our word for it

Customers love our overseas moving services!


International Germany removals with the MoveCube® moving pod

After deciding which thriving German city to move to, your next step is to pack and move your removals shipment. Designed by our removals experts to transport large loads, the MoveCube® moving pod is essentially your own mini shipping container. You can fill it with various household items, from bedding and bikes to kitchen appliances and furniture.

We have designed our overseas removals service to be as straightforward as possible. Begin with a quick free removals quote and place an order. Then, let us know a suitable date so we can deliver your free Starter Pack and conduct a site inspection. Next, we'll bring a MoveCube® moving pod to your door to be loaded by you within a specified timeslot. We'll then take the MoveCube® to our nearest depot to await shipping to Germany. Finally, complete your online documentation. Once your removals shipment arrives in Germany, arrange a date for us to deliver it to your new home.

It's only natural to worry about your worldly possessions as they disappear over the horizon. For this reason, we offer comprehensive insurance policies to give you complete peace of mind. Plus, you can watch your removals shipment's journey to Germany from the UK via our online tracker.


The MoveCube® moving pod is essentially your own mini shipping container. You can fill it with various household items, from bedding and bikes to kitchen appliances and furniture.

See our international MoveCube® moving pod in action:


What MoveCube® removals container sizes are there when moving to Germany?

The MoveCube® is a moving pod unique to our removals company. It offers your removals shipment complete protection during long and often bumpy journeys to Germany. It is available in three sizes: Large, Medium, and Small (see below for dimensions). You can order more than one MoveCube® moving pod for even bigger removals shipments by contacting our friendly customer service team.

If you only have a few items to move to Germany, our ship boxes and bags service is your most cost-effective option.

Large MoveCube®

Large MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.464m
L - 2.264m

B - 61cm

Medium MoveCube®

Medium MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.464m
L - 1.114m

B - 61cm

Small MoveCube®

Small MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.114m
L - 0.964m

B - 61cm

*Please note, the MoveCube® removals pod is loaded from the side panel. 

FAQs about our Germany removals service

Moving costs will vary depending on how much you are shipping, where you are going in Germany and how much storage you need. Use our free online quote tool for a transparent cost breakdown specific to your removals needs. 

Used personal items can be imported into Germany from the UK duty and tax-free as long as they are at least six months old and you do not plan to resell them. However, if arriving from outside the EU, the total value of your effects must be below €430. Anything above €430 will be subject to duties and taxes of 19%.

Please check our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods page before packing your removals shipment for the latest information.

Once you've made a booking with our European removal company, log into your online account and complete the following documents: 

  • An inventory listing the entire contents of your MoveCube® moving pod.
  • Applicable customs forms.
  • Scans of the shipment owners' valid passport picture and signature pages.
  • Destination address, email, and contact phone number of the shipment owner.
  • Optional insurance forms to protect your removals shipment in the rare case of loss or damage.

German customs officials will review these forms, so please ensure their accuracy. If you need assistance at any stage of your removal journey, contact our multilingual service team, who will gladly help you.

Yes! For overseas moves to Germany, we give you 2 weeks of storage at our nearest depots in both your origin and destination country completely free of charge.

Sometimes moving plans change, and you might require longer storage time. Let us know 24 hours or more ahead of the MoveCube® loading day.

As with all countries worldwide, Germany has strict rules regarding prohibited goods. Such safeguards have been put in place to protect its citizens and environment. Please reference our Prohibited Goods page before packing your removals shipment to avoid costly fines or delays.

How long do removals to Germany from the UK take?*


Removals by land

40 days

*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances


4 helpful packing tips when moving to Germany

Securely packing your removals shipment is a top priority when relocating to Germany. To remove any stress from the moving experience, we recommend hiring a professional packing service to do it for you. If packing yourself, set aside as much time as possible and follow our 4 essential packing tips below. Don't forget to check out our in-depth packing guides for even more advice. 



Minimise clutter!:

Think carefully about what you need to move to Germany. Decluttering is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to possessions taking up space that you no longer need. After all, you save money by shipping less.

Consider selling items on eBay or Facebook Marketplace for extra cash to fund your move to Germany. For anything else in usable condition, donate to high street charity shops. Take any broken or unusable items to your local recycling centre.


Gently pack fragile items:

Sealing your box's the flaps with three layers of overlapping parcel tape. Repeat the process when sealing the top. Cover each item in bubble wrap and use two or more layers for fragile items. Put heavy things at the bottom and avoid overstuffing.

If you see a gap, fill it with soft materials like towels or packing paper. Once sealed, shake your removals container gently. If you hear a sound, add more soft materials.


Organise a parking spot for our move vehicle:

To guarantee a successful loading day, purchase any necessary parking tickets or permits before we arrive with the MoveCube® moving pod. Our driver must be able to park within twenty meters of your building's entrance.

We can loan you a trolley to help move your removals containers, but our driver must always keep the vehicle within their line of sight.


Evenly load the MoveCube® moving pod:

Place large and heavy items such as washing machines and sofas at the bottom and centre. Place lighter boxes and bags on top or to the sides. Think of it like a fun game of Tetris! Aim to slot everything together without any visible gaps.

If there are gaps, fill them with suitable containers and avoid loose items, as they could easily break or cause damage during the move to Germany.

Seven Seas Worldwide make international moves to Germany so easy and hassle-free. I love the MoveCube® moving pod. The driver who delivered and picked up our MoveCube® was so helpful and patient. Very highly recommended.



Moving to Germany: a step-by-step relocation guide


German citizens are welcoming people who treat immigrants from the UK respectfully and help them acclimate. There is a wealth of culture, green lands and delicious food to discover. If this sounds like your new home, look no further. But before rushing to your computer to book flights, follow this step-by-step moving guide:

Types of visas: citizens from the Schengen Area can reside in Germany for up to three months without registering with local authorities. Non-EU citizens wishing to settle must find and apply for a job, register for health insurance, and obtain a work visa.

Job opportunities: there are plenty of jobs for those who speak English, but learning German will boost your chances significantly. Many employers prefer UK expats with qualifications and experience. High-demand sectors include healthcare, engineering and IT.

Healthcare: Germany has one of the world's oldest and best-rated healthcare systems. Ninety per cent of citizens, including working UK expats, are covered by universal healthcare. The remaining ten per cent opt for private care.

Schooling: the German education system is government-funded. It is compulsory for children between six and fifteen, though most stay in school until eighteen. World-ranking places of higher education include the Free University of Berlin and the Technical University of Munich.

Lifestyle: expats can expect high-quality infrastructure, such as transport and utilities, to run smoothly in Germany. Quality time spent with family revolves around food, such as sausages and sauerkraut. The country is also the world's leading producer of plant-based meats, with many vegan options in restaurants and cafes.



International removals checklist

Although our overseas removals service takes the stress out of moving to Germany from the UK, this helpful checklist will guide you through the big move:

  • Gather your documents: keep all your essential documents in one place in case you need them, such as identification, visas, passports and proof of income.
  • Apply for a visa: research the most relevant German visa for your needs, then apply and await approval.
  • Find accommodation in Germany: decide whether to let or sell your current house. Renting when you arrive in Germany allows for time to acclimatise to your new surroundings before making a big purchase like a house.
  • Book an international moving company: grab a quick free removals quote on our website, then let us know a suitable date to bring a MoveCube® or MoveCubes® to your house in the UK to be loaded by you.
  • Arrange travel to Germany: to limit stress, arrive in Germany before your removals shipment. Doing so gives you time to settle into your new house and be ready to receive your removals shipment.
  • Sort your finances: let your banks know you are leaving the UK and moving to Germany. Take out some spare cash to cover any last-minute purchases or emergencies.
  • Speak to a doctor: if you currently receive regular medication, ask for a three-month supply. Doing so gives you ample time to arrange healthcare once in Germany.
  • Pet relocation: are your furry best friends part of the big move to Germany? If so, arrange their vaccinations and secure a safe pet carrier for transportation.
  • Have a declutter: carefully consider which possessions you want to move to Germany. After all, the less you move, the cheaper it will be. Sell, donate, or recycle what you don't need.
  • Pack your removals shipment: before your MoveCube® loading day, securely wrap and pack all your household effects and move them as close to the entrance of your house as possible.
  • Settle into your new house: after your removals shipment has cleared German customs, log in to your online account and schedule a delivery date. Then, unload and unpack your removals shipment and enjoy your exciting new life in Germany!