How to register a business (Gewerbe) in Germany?
This procedure is quite simple.
The registration is made at the local "Gewerbemeldestelle" or "Ordnungsamt"
There the following form has to be completed. Example (from 2005) :
(Right-Click und "Save as")
It is important to state the exact type of activity you will be performing in your business.
The registration costs between 15 & 60 Euro (Depending on the district)
Things to bring with you
- Residents-Permit (non EU residents)
- Depending on activity, maybe also a permit
Important : With a "Gewerbe" you do not have limited liability