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Germany's most expensive luxury flat sold in Berlin
As housing market booms on in Germany, so does the demand for luxury flats - including in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

Is the capital no longer "poor but sexy"? Berlin has sold off the most expensive flat in Germany at more than €19,000 per square meter.

Germany confiscates more from refugees than Denmark
Refugees taking a train from Germany to Denmark. Photo: DPA

Denmark has faced stinging international criticism for a new law allowing refugees' valuables to be confiscated - but Germany already has stronger rules in place.

No hope of selling Goebbels love nest, Berlin admits
One of the disused buildings at Wandlitz. Photo: DPA

History weighs heavily on the German property market, no more so than at a sprawling lakeside villa that once served as a love nest for Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

Ten percent of Germans own over half of country’s wealth
Photo: DPA

Social inequality is on the rise as the richest ten percent of Germans have increased their share of the country’s wealth, new figures show.

The ten most expensive cities in Germany
What are the most expensive cities to live in in Germany? Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Where are rents most expensive in Germany? A new survey unearths the ten cities you're handing out the most cash to live in.

Germany's castles are in danger, warns prince
The Eltz Castle, outside Koblenz, has been in the family for more than 850 years. Photo: DPA

As experts worry about persuading noble heirs to take care of Germany's castles, The Local finds out what is takes to run these historical buildings – and why the pressure might be too much for the next generation of aristocrats.

Hidden Stasi bunker for rent - just €3,000/month
Photo: Paasche AG

Why would you want to rent a concealed bunker built for the Stasi on the outskirts of Berlin in the 1980s? The Local tracks down the company behind the listing - and the history of the bunker under the GDR.

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties
This is the moment when tenants should ask themselves how much their wacky colour scheme could cost. Photo: DPA

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