Germany is host to a huge variety of expat groups of all shapes, sizes and persuasions.
You can find business networking clubs, sports teams or just the opportunity to have a conversation in your native language.
Here is The Local's pick of some of the most active and largest expat clubs to be found around Germany, but there are many, many more just waiting for new members.
A good place to start looking is the Toytown Germany forum.
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