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6 things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval
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6 things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval
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The Local's Emma Anderson shares what she learned after her first time hanging with all the 'Jecken' at Cologne's renowned Karneval.

Man sues to end alimony over ex's Facebook snaps
Romantic holiday pictures don't mean you're living together. Photo: DPA

Man sues to end alimony over ex's Facebook snaps
February 04, 2016

A man in Munich asked a judge to relieve him of the duty to pay alimony when he saw pictures on Facebook indicating his former wife was in a relationship – but the court wasn't convinced.

Fake 'brothel vouchers' for refugees stir far-right hatred
Screenshot from official Pegida Facebook fan page.

Fake 'brothel vouchers' for refugees stir far-right hatred
February 03, 2016

Right-wing social media groups have been sharing pictures of alleged “free brothel vouchers" given to refugees. But the coupons are well-known fakes.

German beer drinking hits 25-year low
A stein of beer waiting to be drunk next to the Andechs monastery east of the Ammersee. Photo: Peter Kneffel/DPA

German beer drinking hits 25-year low
January 30, 2016

Germans are drinking less beer.

Young people 'care about environment but do nothing'
"Hello, China? No, you must be wrong about global warming, it's very cold here in Germany!". File photo: DPA

Young people 'care about environment but do nothing'
January 26, 2016

Young people are aware of the need to care for and protect the environment but place it low on their list of personal priorities, a new study has found.

Two skiers die in head-on collision in German Alps
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Feldberg, Baden Württemberg. Photo: DPA

Two skiers die in head-on collision in German Alps
January 25, 2016

An extremely rare tragedy took place on the slopes of a German ski resort of Sunday, when two skiers crashed into one another and died.

World names Germany 'best country ever'
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World names Germany 'best country ever'
January 20, 2016

Germany may not be "fun" or "sexy", but it's still considered the best country in the world, according to a worldwide public opinion poll.

Germans prefer contentment to career and money
Most Germans aren't too anxious to move onwards and upwards out of the cubicle farm. Photo: DPA

Germans prefer contentment to career and money
January 19, 2016

The vast majority of Germans say that having a good working environment and a secure job is much more important to them than more money or the chance of getting ahead in a career, a survey has found.

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution
Cars pass beneath a display board inviting drivers to switch to public transport because of high pollution levels in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution
January 18, 2016

City authorities in Stuttgart called on citizens to leave their car at home on Monday, as a fine particle pollution alarm was issued for the first time ever in a large German city.

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10 genius ways German inventors improved our lives
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10 genius ways German inventors improved our lives
January 16, 2016

German inventors have made contributions to our every day lives in more ways than you may know. The Local looks at some of the best inventions, from the serious to the silly.

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15 cool East Berlin spots to stay warm this winter
Snow? Yellow tram heading for Nordbahnhof? Must be East Berlin! Photo: DPA

15 cool East Berlin spots to stay warm this winter
January 11, 2016

Brrrrrrr! Now that it’s cold, windy and wet we’re all looking for some great indoor hangouts to meet friends and keep us entertained too. We asked our friends at Oooh, Berlin to pick out 15 places from their free Berlin district guides we hope you’ll love.

Could Germany copy Norway gender lessons?
How do you integrate men from patriarchal societies into Europe, where emancipated women go out and drink and party? Photo: DPA

Could Germany copy Norway gender lessons?
January 09, 2016

Sexual advances or just friendly gestures? In a bid to prevent violence against women, Norway is offering asylum seekers courses in how to interpret mores in a country that may seem astonishingly liberal to them.

Seniors' Xmas ragout turns out to be dog food
Pensioners and dogs: not to be confused. Photos: DPA.

Seniors' Xmas ragout turns out to be dog food
January 08, 2016

Hungry pensioners received a shock when a local meal delivery service brought them dog food rather than ragout for Christmas.

Seven drinks to warm up at Christmas markets
Feuerzangenbowle - it's almost as fun to watch as it is to drink. Photo: DPA

Seven drinks to warm up at Christmas markets
December 17, 2015

Because there's way more to life than Glühwein.

Star Wars fans feel Force Awaken in Germany
Star Wars fans pose in costume outside the cinema in Nuremberg. Photo: DPA

Star Wars fans feel Force Awaken in Germany
December 17, 2015

Fans across Germany stayed up into the early hours on Wednesday night for the first midnight showings of the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga.

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