Au pair in Germany - Family
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Steps
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Steps
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Costs
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
Au pair in Germany - Requirement
Become an au pair in Germany

Explore Germany, learn a new language, make international friends and see a whole new world through the eyes of your German children.

 
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Your Host Country Germany

Why choose Germany as your au pair destination?

When thinking about an au pair experience abroad, there are a lot of destinations worldwide to choose from. By far the largest is the au pair program in the USA.  Although Germany doesn’t make the top of the list for many au pairs, there are many good reasons to choose Germany as your au pair destination as it is an incredible way to experience the German culture with its rich history and traditions first hand while living in a family environment.

Mara from Michigan describes it this way:
"I chose Germany for a few reasons: I wanted to go to Europe to au pair, I wanted to learn a new language (I had already studied Spanish), I had a couple friends in Germany, and Germany is the center of Europe with a fascinating history. I then found AYUSA and was sure Berlin, Germany was where I wanted to au pair for a year. The beginning was boring and took a little time to adjust to, but that is normal. I have had bad times, but more good times. I have got to make a new family thousands of miles away from home and love every minute of being with them. The advice I would give to anyone who wants to au pair is: definitely do it! be open-minded and enjoy an irreplacable year of your life."


General information about Germany

Germany lies at the heart of Europe, both economically and geographically and is nowadays one of the leading political countries in the E.U. No other European country borders as many different countries (9 neighbors), allowing you to easily visit countries as diverse as France, Poland, The Netherlands, Switzerland or Denmark. Furthermore, it is the densest populated country in Europe as well as one of the countries with the highest standard of living in the world. Within the European Union German is the second most spoken language.

Germany is also known for its rich history which can still be seen in the architecture of the past - small picturesque towns and large stone castles can still be found throughout the country. It has also some of the most beautiful national parks in Europe. 

German culture and values

While having developed a very distinct culture of its own, it has also been influenced by its neighbors allowing you to explore fascinating differences. While the culture and the landscape in the most northern parts (such as Schleswig-Holstein) seem very close to Scandinavia, parts of the Southwest (such as the Saarland) resemble  much more France and the South (Bavaria) is much closer to Austria. These very distinct regions along with thriving cosmopolitan cities such as Berlin, Cologne or Hamburg make Germany a very attractive destination. German people are known for being open-minded, tolerant, loyal, punctual and hardworking, rating reliability and punctuality as two of the most important character traits. Although the traditional gender roles have long been dispensed, Germans still have a great respect for family and family traditions. Many national festivals revolve around gathering generations of family together and celebrating life.

Facts & Figures

  • Inhabitants:  approx. 82 million
  • Area:  357,022 km²
  • Capital city: Berlin
  • State system:  Democratic- parliamentary federal state
  • Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
  • Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Telephone country code:  +49
  • Power voltage: 230 V, 50 Hz

Places in Germany you should visit before you leave:

  • Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate and and Check Point Charly
  • Munich and its Hofbräuhaus during the Oktoberfest
  • the famous castle Neuschwanstein
  • the Cathedral of Cologne
  • the Black Forest
  • the Rhine Valley with its wineries
  • the Bavarian Alps
  • Potsdam’s famous palace Sansscouci
  • the famous Hamburg port and the historic warehouse district
  • Dresden and the restored Church of Our Lady
  • Trier, the oldest city of Germany with the Porta Nigra

Ashley from Washington State in the USA for instance, who worked as an Ayusa au pair in Berlin, took advantage of this and traveled to different places within Germany but also visited Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and The Netherlands during her program.