How to survive the most stressful time of the year in Germany and Austria

How to survive the most stressful time of the year in Germany and Austria

When things start to get colder and darker across Germany and Austria, the change comes quickly. To compensate for the lack of sunlight, the locals have come up with a typical solution – get busier. Here are some handy tips to help you make it through the the months ahead.

Living in Germany: The new app helping you live like a local

Living in Germany: The new app helping you live like a local

How to avoid a shock from your next German power bill

How to avoid a shock from your next German power bill

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

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Election 2021: What an SPD-led coalition could mean for foreigners in Germany
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Election 2021: What an SPD-led coalition could mean for foreigners in Germany

With the Social Democratic Party winning the election by a narrow margin, Germany could be set for an SPD-led coalition. But what might that mean for internationals? We take a look.

Merkel’s CDU seat held since 1990 snapped up by young SPD candidate

Merkel’s CDU seat held since 1990 snapped up by young SPD candidate

Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany

Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany

Doing your tax return in Germany can be a famously complex process. The tax authorities don't always make things easy for English speakers either. Here, a tax expert helps you understand exactly what you can claim in order to lower your tax bill.

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What employees in Germany should know about quarantine compensation
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What employees in Germany should know about quarantine compensation

Germany's state health ministers have agreed to scrap quarantine compensation for unvaccinated employees from November 1st. Here's what you need to know.

OPINION: Deadly mask row shows comparing German government to Nazis is dangerously inflaming tensions

OPINION: Deadly mask row shows comparing German government to Nazis is dangerously inflaming tensions

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

Angela Merkel is leaving office after 16 years with high approval ratings and at a time of her own choosing. How might Germans look back on her time in office? Aaron Burnett explores her legacy and how she's influencing the next chancellor.

ANALYSIS: Will a controversial police raid influence the German election?

ANALYSIS: Will a controversial police raid influence the German election?

Four common mistakes English speakers make when learning German
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Four common mistakes English speakers make when learning German

German is a notoriously challenging language, not least for its complex grammatical system. Just remember to avoid the following common pitfalls as an English speaker, and you'll sound like a native in no time.

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

Reader question: How can I re-enter Germany without my post-Brexit residence card?

Reader question: How can I re-enter Germany without my post-Brexit residence card?

Brits who lived in Germany before Brexit are supposed to be issued a residence card - but long waits have meant that not everyone has received theirs just yet. So what do you do if you're meant to be travelling abroad in the near future?

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

10 apps to download if you’re moving to Germany
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10 apps to download if you’re moving to Germany

These apps will give you the perfect head-start when you arrive in Germany, helping you to make friends, use your language skills, connect with neighbours and keep up with what's going on.

Munich and Berlin among the ‘most popular university cities in the world’

Munich and Berlin among the ‘most popular university cities in the world’

UK introduces new car sticker requirement for driving in Austria

UK introduces new car sticker requirement for driving in Austria

There have been a lot of big changes in travel between Europe and the UK since the end of the Brexit transition period, but now the UK has introduced another - a new sticker requirement for British drivers.

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Denmark appoints expert advisors after toxic chemical pollution

Denmark appoints expert advisors after toxic chemical pollution

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KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change tomorrow

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change tomorrow

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

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