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10 facts to celebrate Leipzig's 1,000th birthday
Leipzig's impressive skyline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

10 facts to celebrate Leipzig's 1,000th birthday

This weekend the city of Leipzig is celebrating its 1,000th anniversary, since it was first mentioned by the chronicler Thietmar of Merseburg in 1015. The Local gives some insight into one of Germany's most vibrant cities. READ  

Sotheby's sells Nazi-era art trove find
Some 1,600 works of art were found behind this door in 2012. Photo: DPA

Sotheby's sells Nazi-era art trove find

A painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year will go on sale in London next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, Sotheby's said on Friday. READ  

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin: six top picks
The dazzling colour of 2014's festival parade. Photo: Karneval der Kulturen

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin: six top picks

This weekend Berlin will be lit up by the vibrancy and colour of the Carnival of Cultures, an annual four-day urban festival that celebrates the diversity of Germany's capital. Here are six things not to miss. READ  

Police discover Hitler's long-lost bronze horses
One of the lost horses outside Hitler's Reich Chancellery in 1939 and Adolf Hitler. Photos: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1985-064-24A / DPA

Police discover Hitler's long-lost bronze horses

German police on Wednesday recovered two life-sized bronze sculptures of horses worth millions that once stood outside Adolf Hitler's chancellery but vanished in the year the Berlin Wall fell. READ  

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Ten ingenious German abbreviations
What does Haribo stand for? Photo: DPA

Ten ingenious German abbreviations

Every language has its own abbreviations and acronyms, but German takes things to a whole new level by combining the two. Perhaps it's only fair given how long the words get. READ  

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing
Variety is the spice of life. Photo: DPA

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

To celebrate German Beer Day, the anniversary of the Purity Law of 1516, The Local takes a look at the state of the beer market in Germany and the craft beer craze taking over Berlin. READ  

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Germans stay traditional with 2014 baby names
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Germans stay traditional with 2014 baby names

A pair of old favourites, Sophie and Maximilian, once again topped the table of Germany's favourite baby names for 2014, in a list dominated by traditional monikers. READ  

Nobel-winning author Günter Grass dies
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Nobel-winning author Günter Grass dies

Germany's Nobel laureate Günter Grass, widely regarded as the country's most famous writer, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishing company said. READ  

Let the organically produced orgy begin!
An asparagus Queen. Photo:DPA

Let the organically produced orgy begin!

Spargelzeit (asparagus season) whips Germans into a frenzy of indulgence (of the most wholesome variety) for two months of every year. It officially started in states across the Federal Republic this week. READ  

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How to stay sane in asparagus season
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How to stay sane in asparagus season

It's that time of year again: the asparagus harvest has officially begun in Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein. The green and white stalks will be everywhere for weeks - but how can you introduce some variety to this German traditional specialty? READ  

British Museum director heads to Berlin
British Museum director Neil MacGregor

British Museum director heads to Berlin

The head of London's British Museum will step down at the end of this year and is to work on a major new cultural project in Berlin, a statement released on Wednesday confirmed. READ  

Arsonists hit pro-refugee art project
The burnt ruins of the art project. Photo: DPA

Arsonists hit pro-refugee art project

An art installation dedicated to refugees was burnt down in Berlin early on Tuesday, with police suspecting it to be an arson attack. READ  

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10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb
Zagreb is a hot spot for tourists from Germany. But why? Photo: Shutterstock

10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb

The Croatian capital is the latest trendy destination among Germans seeking warmer weather. So what’s the lure? The Local investigates ten reasons why the Deutsch are flocking to Zagreb. READ  

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Schools: What every expat parent should ask
Students at ISR. Photo: International School on the Rhine

Schools: What every expat parent should ask

Your child’s education is one of the most important long-term decisions you will ever make. It will not only impact your child’s university and career choice, but also your child’s friends and character. READ  

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Eight thoughts to get you through to spring

Eight thoughts to get you through to spring

Spring is just around the corner in Germany, and the official start of the season on March 20th can't come soon enough for cold- and wind-weary people across the nation. But what should you be looking forward to the most about all the sunny weather that's sure to come? READ  

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