Moving to Salzburg with the professionals

If you are planning a move to Salzburg, your Geuer relocation consultant will be happy to provide you with expert, individual advice. There are virtually no restrictions on anything you want to carry. Whether your move is for private or professional reasons, Austria is part of the European Union, and private moving goods can therefore be imported largely duty-free and VAT-free. Neither a residence permit or visa, nor a work permit are required. There are also no customs duties. There are no border controls, and your Geuer relocation consultant knows exactly what formalities are required for you. He will be happy to provide you with detailed information during your first consultation.

Our moving service

If you want your move to be as stress-free and smooth as possible, it is best to make use of our professional moving service for international furniture transport. In doing so, you discuss with your personal relocation consultant which work should be carried out by our experts and whether you would like to take care of some of the tasks yourself.

Of course, our moving experts will also be happy to take care of all the moving preparations, from disassembling and dismantling furniture, packing clothes, books and crockery, to all possible official paperwork. Planning the most cost-effective moving route is part of our moving services.

If you are moving into a furnished apartment in Salzburg, we will store your currently unneeded household goods safely and dryly for you for a transitional period. In the course of planning your move, you should also decide whether and which items need to be moved at all. Often, a new acquisition of obsolete items at the new place of residence makes perfect sense, and you can use the move to sort them out. In such cases, our experienced movers will of course also take care of the proper disposal. If your removal goods are ultimately limited to a manageable load, we can have them transported for you at a very reasonable price, for example by means of suitable additional loads.





Your new environment

With 7,154.2 square kilometers, Salzburg is the sixth largest federal state in Austria. With around 530,000 inhabitants, it ranks seventh among the federal states – six percent of Austrians live here. Thanks to its central location, the state of Salzburg is considered the heart of Austria and the most important transportation hub in Central Europe. All inner-Austrian traffic routes from the eastern to the two westernmost federal states lead through Salzburg.

The Mozart city of Salzburg, with its 150,000 inhabitants, is Austria’s only state capital located directly on the state border. So if you move to Salzburg for business or pleasure, neighboring Upper Bavaria is within easy reach. This is an advantage that should not be neglected if there is something you need to do or buy in the German federal territory from time to time.


The silhouette of the fortress, cathedral and church towers characterize the charming baroque city on the northern edge of the Alps. The city of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its sights are at your feet as you stroll through the old town. The Residence, the Cathedral, the Franciscan Church, Mozart Square, Hohensalzburg Fortress… Magnificent castles and gardens invite old and new citizens to stroll in the city and surrounding towns. Salzburg is home to excellent galleries and museums where world-class works of art await your discovery. From Kapuzinerberg and Mönchsberg, for example, you can look down on the city on the Salzach with its unmistakable architecture, colorful facades and tin roofs in front of the popular local mountains Gaisberg and Untersberg. It is not for nothing that Salzburg is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world.

When moving to Austria, there are actually comparable points to consider as with a change of residence or domicile within Germany. Within three days after the move you are obliged to register with the Austrian authorities. The registration office is responsible. There you present the registration form signed by the landlord, your passport and your birth certificate. Health insurance is mandatory. If you are permanently employed by an Austrian employer, you are covered by statutory health insurance in the same way as in Germany. If not, you will have to find a private health insurance of your choice.

What else is important?

All EU citizens who want to settle in Salzburg for longer than three months, or in Austria at all, must also apply for a registration certificate. When re-registering your car, you must first take out liability insurance for Austria before going to the registration office. The German driver’s license is also valid in Austria, but can be reissued if desired.
For the practical preparation of your move to Salzburg, our moving guide has further valuable tips ready. Geuer informs you with a ToDo list about all steps for timely notices, registrations, de-registrations and re-registrations with offices or insurance companies. Our experienced contact persons for private moves within Europe will be happy to advise you personally and will also take care of formalities and dealings with authorities that you may not be able to do yourself in terms of time.