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.

Discovering Germany the hyperlocal way

Discovering Germany the hyperlocal way

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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ANALYSIS: Greens face dashed hopes – and new leverage in German vote aftermath

ANALYSIS: Greens face dashed hopes – and new leverage in German vote aftermath

With growing fears about global warming, deadly floods linked to climate change and a new political landscape as Angela Merkel leaves the stage, it should have been the German Greens' year.

Germany on tenterhooks as polls show close election result

Germany on tenterhooks as polls show close election result

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 it was like navigating Covid travel rules to get home to the UK from Germany

What it was like navigating Covid travel rules to get home to the UK from Germany

Like many people, the Local Germany reader Michelle Jung, who runs a childcare centre, had lots of ups and downs while trying to visit her home country of the UK this summer. Here's how confusing Covid travel rules affected her plans.

What you need to know about travelling between Germany and the US
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What you need to know about travelling between Germany and the US

How travel rules from Germany to England have become stricter

How travel rules from Germany to England have become stricter

UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as ‘fully vaccinated’

UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as ‘fully vaccinated’

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’

UPDATED: What are the rules for entering Austria right now?
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UPDATED: What are the rules for entering Austria right now?

Austria has further relaxed the rules for entry in mid June. Here’s what you need to know.

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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday
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Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday

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

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

French phrase of the day: Le cœur y est
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French phrase of the day: Le cœur y est

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