I used this book when I first started learning German before taking a course and found it very useful. With the book and the help of a tutor for a month I was able to skip right into Intermediate German classes. It explains everything and then has lots of exercises to use what you’ve learned. I used to do part of a chapter every day in cafes while traveling before I moved to Berlin.
Hands down the best backpack I have ever owned for traveling. It’s carry on size for flights, has a separate laptop sleeve and opens up like suitcase so no more rummaging around. It’s designed by travelers and their customer support is excellent. I had a problem with a part of the backpack breaking and they quickly sent me a brand-new one, no questions asked, and I didn’t even have to mail the old one back. Great for your move to Germany or any other traveling you plan to do. When I travel for a few weeks I just take this and no checked bag. Read my full review here.