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Your guide to all things German

Published: 30 Jan 2013 13:03 GMT+01:00
Updated: 30 Jan 2014 13:03 GMT+01:00

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15/01/2014: Germany's expat tribes: Which one are you?

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08/01/2014: Ten of Germany's best English-language blogs

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25/12/2013: The Local's top ten lists of the year

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18/12/2013: Ten ways to celebrate Christmas like a German

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11/12/2013: Ten German celebrities we hate to love

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04/12/2013: Five dos and don'ts on Germany's Autobahns

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27/11/2013: Top Ten reasons you should move to Germany

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20/11/2013: Ten points in defence of Berlin's start-up scene

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13/11/2013: Germany's most romantic spots

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06/11/2013: Seven ways Germany is better in the dark

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30/10/2013: Germany's spookiest spots

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23/10/2013: German complaints to their expat partners

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16/10/2013: Do's and Don't's of German public transport

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07/10/2013: The richest Germans

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02/10/2013: Things Germans find odd about Britain

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25/09/2013: Reasons diplomats like Berlin

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18/09/2013: Weirdest election campaign moments

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11/09/2013: Expats' complaints to their German partners

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04/09/2013: Hardest things about learning German

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28/08/2013: Five reasons to date a German (and five not to)

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21/08/2013: Germany's best gap year jobs

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07/08/2013: Top ten tips for flat-hunters in Germany

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