You cannot do anything in Germany without a bank account. If you do not have an account, you will not be able to pay rent and your employer will not be able to pay your salary. With this in mind, it is one of the first things that you should do when starting your new life in Germany:Go to your local bank and open an account.
You can choose between three different types of bank: large, private commercial banks, savings banks and cooperative banks. Cooperative banks are the smallest of the three. The large, private commercial banks have extended their offers for private customers in recent years in an effort to entice them away from savings banks, which are traditionally seen as more user friendly.
The first thing you need to open an account in Germany is money. However, that is just one of the requirements. You also need your passport or another official identification document. You may also be required to present proof of residence from the registration office and your residence permit.