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Craft craze brings variety to German brewing
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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
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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
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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  

Star architect dies day after winning top prize
Frei Otto at an honour ceremony in Japan in 2006. Photo: DPA

Star architect dies day after winning top prize

German architect Frei Otto was named publicly as winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Tuesday, a day after his death at the age of 89, organizers of architecture's top honor said. READ  

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize
Wolfgang Tillmans at an exhibition in 2013. Photo: DPA

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize

World-famous German fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has received the 2015 Hasselblad award – one of the world's most prestigious awards in photography. READ  

Rock fans cause 'mini earthquake' in Leipzig
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Rock fans cause 'mini earthquake' in Leipzig

Their most famous song is called “Shots in the Air,” but Kraftklub managed to set off a shock in the opposite direction when 8,000 fans at a concert in Leipzig jumped so energetically that they set off a "mini-earthquake". READ  

Germany gets surprise entry for Eurovision 2015
Andreas Kümmert announcing his difficult decision. Photo : DPA

Germany gets surprise entry for Eurovision 2015

Germany has decided on its entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, but only after the selection vote took a surprising turn on Thursday night. READ  

This Week in History
Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity
Franz Kafka. Photo: DPA

Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity

100 years ago, Franz Kafka published The Metamorphosis, now seen as one of the most significant works of 20th century German literature. The Local speaks to the academic who has reinterpreted it for a modern audience. READ  

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