Movers Italy To Germany

International Moving Companies Italy To Germany


As the crow flies, the distance from Italy to Germany is a mere 1,050 km. The relationship between Germany and Italy is strong. As member states of the European Union, these two nations have a history of deep collaboration and shared commitment to investment in the economic future of the EU member states. Italy and Germany even use the same currency, among the 19 EU states to adopt the Euro.

These close ties make it easy for people to move freely among European countries. Sure, the language might be different, but the European ethos is the same. You will feel right at home in no time.

Cost to Move from Italy to Germany

Moving from Italy to Germany is usually done by container, delivered over Europe’s extensive railway system. The cost of moving from Italy to Germany can differ based on where you are moving from in Italy and to in Germany. On average, moving a full-container load from Italy to Germany will cost between $1,600 and $3,300. Half-container loads are usually a few hundred less.

For valuables or items requiring special handling, air transport is an option. This option is more expensive but is quicker, perhaps lessening the risk of damage during transit.

Importing Household Goods to Germany

As a citizen of Italy, an EU member country, you can move to Germany without a residence permit. In addition, your goods can be freely imported without a need for customs declaration or taxes. However, you must register with the local police, or Bürgeramt. You should complete your registration at the local residency office (Einwohnermeldeamt or Bürgeramt) within one to two weeks of your arrival. You will then receive a certificate of registration (Meldebestätigung).

When registering, you must present the following documents:

  • Valid EU passport or national identity card
  • A completed registration form (Anmeldeformular)
  • A copy of the lease or rental agreement (Mietvertrag) as proof of accommodation or a signature from the landlord on the registration form

Even within the EU, you should be aware that the laws governing immigration and customs change often. If you choose not to work with an overseas moving company, you should reach out to your local German embassy to get the most current guidance. Working with an experienced overseas shipper like Three Men and a Truck makes it easy. We handle all the details so you don’t have to.

Importing a Vehicle to Germany

Importing a vehicle to Germany from Italy can be as simple as driving it across the border. No taxes or special paperwork needed, though if you plan to stay for longer than six months you must register your vehicle in Germany.

Three Men and a Truck

An international move requires a special set of skills. You have to be able to juggle paperwork, packing, shipping logistics, and making sure it all goes smoothly. Three Men and a Truck have all these skills and are here to help you achieve a smooth and safe transfer. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation moving quote.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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