While preparing for Germany, there are a few things that you need to determine and the most important of them, the "one" that will affect all others, is the length of your stay.
If you are preparing for Germany for a short stay, say from two-three months to up to a year, and are almost certain to come back to your country of origin, it might be better for you to rent your residence and go back to it after your stay than to sell it. On the other hand, if you think moving to Germany will be permanent and you will not return home, then it might make more sense to sell.
By the way, most stores (including pharmacies) are closed from Saturday afternoon 1 or 2 pm, until Monday morning. So, if you arrive on a Saturday, you might have to do what we did and eat at the restaurant for the next two days. We didn't mind; the food was great and it permitted us to explore our surroundings in search of a different restaurant each meal!
Bon Appétit! Mahlzeit!
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