The next obvious question after completing your doctorate is: "Where should I go from here?" If you have discovered your passion for research, you will want to carry on. But how? And above all where? The area in which you decide to concentrate next will largely determine the future course of your professional career.
In Germany the traditional research career path involves a period of postdoctoral work at a university leading to a professorship. Working abroad is career-enhancing, inspiring and exciting. And for some positions a period abroad is absolutely essential.