Lights, Camera, UND BITTE!

Eastern Germany is a magnet for foreign film productions and, with them, foreign investors. From The Grand Budapest Hotel to Bollywood blockbuster Don 2, the German capital and other cities in the region are stealing the production limelight.

“Secret Escapes” in Germany

The Germans’ legendary love of traveling is good news to innovative companies like London-based Secret Escapes, an online booking portal for luxury hotel stays and trips.

E-Commerce Booming in Germany

A recent study by the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bevh) predicts that online sales in Germany will grow by 9.3 percent in 2018, to reach EUR 63.9 billion.

HopLop Indoor Playground

The activity and adventure park chain HopLop has opened its first indoor playground outside of its home country of Finland.

Pret A Manger Comes to Germany

In the fall of 2018, the British sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first franchise in Germany.

Silicon Valley Bank Opens Branch in Frankfurt

As an indication of the growing importance of the German tech startup scene, the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is opening a branch in Frankfurt.

The Leisure Boom

Germany is flying the flag as the most popular destination for city breaks, reinforcing its strong position in the international tourism market. The trend is driven by bookings from European culture vultures and young people.

FinTech Shifts its Axis

Due to uncertainty in the market after the Brexit referendum, many FinTech companies and investors are now moving to Germany. From insurance to crypto-finance and SME lending, Germany’s startup cities are welcoming the new disruptors of finance.