All you need to know about Chicago

A german in chicago

Discover the beauty and variety of Chicago through the eyes of a 30-something-year-old German who loves art, good coffee and window shopping. Let’s explore the huge variety Chicago has to offer together. On this page, I will give you insights into the wonderful, vibrant and diverse city of Chicago with general hints, hidden gems and detailed guides for the different neighborhoods. No matter if you are a tourist or you are living here. Enjoy my tips and tricks and let me know if I missed anything! I love to explore new places and give these lists a constant update!

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5 facts to know before moving to chicago

Considering moving to Chicago? Here are some facts to get a better feeling for the city. 

Feels-like-home places in chicago

Missing European culture when living in Chicago? Here are my go-to places for familiar food and service. 

Day- and weekendtrips from chicago

Explore destinations nearby Chicago perfect for a day or weekend. 

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5 FACTS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO CHICAGO

Considering moving to Chicago? Here are some facts to get a better feeling for the city. 

FEELS-LIKE-HOME PLACES IN CHICAGO

Missing European culture when living in Chicago? Here are my go-to places for familiar food and service. 

DAY- AND WEEKENDTRIPS FROM CHICAGO

Explore destinations nearby Chicago perfect for a day or weekend. 

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5 things to know before moving to Chicago

Almost one year ago we packed our stuff and moved to Chicago. It’s unbelievable how quickly time goes by when you have fun.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Chicago. Many of them are true and some of them are totally exaggerated. In the following, I tell you 5 things you should know when thinking about moving to Chicago.

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DISCOVER LOGAN SQUARE

Easy to reach with the blue line, the Logan Square neighborhood is home to a diverse population including Latinos, Poles, and African-Americans. While housing prices in nearby Wicker Park are rising more and more artists moved to Logan Square shaping it to an increasingly hip area.

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My personal “Feels-like-home” spots in Chicago

I am a huge fan of diving into a new culture and exploring new tastes, customs and ways how to do things. However, from time to time I enjoy feeling at home at a foreign place to feel energized again. In this blog post I will show you my Chicago gems for European spirit.

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10 first impressions of a German woman living in Chicago

After setting foot in the US to live here for the next few years I took the time to write down my first impressions of the city itself and also some American customs that attracted my attention. As a result, I am now showing you my top 10 of remarkable things about the US and Chicago.

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  • I will show you the secret rooftops of the city
  • Explore the city will lots of anecdotes of the American lifestyle and development of the city
  • Customize the tour in lengths and means of transportation
  • Feel like a local

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