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How two gay dads cut German red tape to start a family
From left to right: Stuart Logan, baby Neo and Niclas Wagner. Photo: Private.

It's not easy starting a family as a gay couple in Germany, where same-sex marriage still isn’t granted. But this international pair have managed to do it - mainly because one is an expat.

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7 outdoor night spots that make Berlin’s summer unique
Photo: DPA.

Berlin summer's are like nothing else, and local nightclubs certainly know how to make the most of the warm weather and short nights.

Shock as German soldiers let kids play with machine guns
Photo: Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft (German Peace Society).

The German Defence Ministry is taking flak after pictures emerged of soldiers letting very small people play with some very big weapons.

Whirlwinds, rain continue to batter Germany
Fire services start repairs on houses damaged in the whirlwind storm on Monday night. Photo: DPA.

Get used to the stormy weather - it's going to be a rainy week.

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10 things you need to know before a German wedding
Photo: DPA.

It’s not just the Greeks who like breaking things for parties...

Berlin court shoots down challenge against Airbnb ban
Photo: DPA.

A Berlin court on Wednesday rejected a challenge brought by four individuals against the German capital's authorities over their ban on private holiday rentals.

Website helps 'train' users to get into Berghain
How hard is it to get into Berghain? Find out without ever standing in line. Photo: Nicor/Wikimedia Commons.

A new website offers "training" for getting into Berlin's most notorious club.

Six things I won't miss about Berlin when I'm gone
Berlin, honey, we have to talk. Photo: Andreas Levers on Flickr

After spending three years in Berlin, outgoing editor Tom Barfield admits there are a few things about the Hauptstadt that get on his nerves.

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8 German words to sum  up your 20s perfectly
"Bier" is, of course, the one word that goes without saying. Photo: Claus Rebler on Flickr

Whether just graduated, just dumped or just now trying to figure yourself out, sometimes you're just at a loss for words in your twenties. But Germans are here to help.

Dresden 'most woman-friendly’ city in Germany
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Sorry Berlin, you're not the most progressive city for women, according to a new report.

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13 (even more) thrilling facts you must know about Berlin
Berlin, du bist so wunderbar. Photo: DPA.

Berlin is just so gosh darn interesting, we couldn't fit it all into the first list on our website of infinite virtual space.

Five sure-fire ways to impress Germans with your manners
Chancellor Angela Merkel showing up French President François Hollande in a neighbourly battle of table manners. Photo: DPA.

Despite what stereotypes might have you believe, Germans aren't that different from the rest of us when it comes to social interactions. But these tips should at least help guide you through the minor quirks that come with your next dinner invitation.

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23 fascinating facts you never knew about Berlin
Photo: DPA

The German capital is a place full of surprises and secrets. With its ever-changing life it's hard to keep up with even a fraction of what is going on in the city.

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6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
Photo: DPA

Leaving Munich can be a heart-wrenching experience. No German city rivals it for extremities of kitsch, good taste, beauty, and unabashed pride in its roots.

Berlin mall occupied by 1,000-strong 'flashmob orchestra'
Conductor Kent Nagano lifts his baton as the flashmob orchestra gets to work. Photo: DPA

Hundreds of amateur musicians joined the German Symphony Orchestra to play Wagner, Verdi and Bizet pieces in a flashmob concert in the Mall of Berlin shopping centre on Monday.

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