I travel a lot to Germany as a tourist. I was thinking of buying an apartment there. Germany laws do allow you to buy property even on tourist visa. But I was wondering if I could rent that property out as a tourist should I choose to buy one. I did a lot of research but am not able to find a definitive answer to this. Since tourist visa prohibit you from deriving monetary gain as described on some websites while other claim one cannot get a job on it very interchangeably; which are not necessarily written by lawyers. Which I find very confusing since on the one hand you can buy and sell property so would renting that be considered different?
The reason why I ask this question is because renting does not appear to be "gainful employment", so I guess my question is, does being on a tourist Visa in Germany, one cannot be "gainfully employed" or "derive monetary benefit"?
Thanks for any light you can shed on this