Discovering Germany the hyperlocal way

Discovering Germany the hyperlocal way

If the last 18 months has taught us anything in Germany, it's that we've often overlooked what's right in front of us. From coffee roasteries to microbreweries and much more besides, Germans are embracing the 'hyperlocal' to live more sustainably and support their communities. Find out how you can join in.

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

Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany

Seven ways to pay less tax in Germany

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German election fever: Merkel’s parrots and a talking fox

German election fever: Merkel’s parrots and a talking fox

With hours before the German vote starts, the pressure is on, particularly for the conservatives who are slightly behind in the polls. Their election campaign is getting more creative than ever.

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s complex electoral system works

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s complex electoral system works

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

Ever found pursuing an international career creates certain challenges when it comes to communication – or, should we say, miscommunication? Two experts at the University of Cambridge guide you through how to become a better communicator and avoid the pitfalls of international workplaces.

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Germany to scrap quarantine pay for the unvaccinated

Germany to scrap quarantine pay for the unvaccinated

Germans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer receive compensation for lost pay if they have to quarantine from November, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday.

Cologne becomes first German city to offer Covid recovery certificates online

Cologne becomes first German city to offer Covid recovery certificates online

Has it just got easier to end credit agreements in Germany?
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Has it just got easier to end credit agreements in Germany?

An EU court has reached a decision that could make it much easier for people in Germany to get out of credit agreements - even if the contract was signed years ago. Here's what you need to know.

EXPLAINED: The ‘special’ days when you can get paid time off in Germany
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EXPLAINED: The ‘special’ days when you can get paid time off in Germany

Why households in Germany are facing higher energy bills
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Why households in Germany are facing higher energy bills

Why are Americans being turned away from German banks?
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Why are Americans being turned away from German banks?

German train drivers reach deal to end strikes

German train drivers reach deal to end strikes

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

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

A plot line worthy of a Netflix political thriller has entered the German election campaign at the very last minute. Could it have a decisive impact on the result? Jörg Luyken looks a little deeper.

Covid health pass: What can Germany learn from France?
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Covid health pass: What can Germany learn from France?

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

German words you need to know: Die Verschlimmbesserung

Here’s another oh-so typical German compound word, which perfectly captures a feeling or situation you want to describe.  

10 facts that help explain the German language
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10 facts that help explain the German language

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’

Seven aspects of Austrian culture foreigners should embrace
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Seven aspects of Austrian culture foreigners should embrace

Every country has its own unique culture. In Austria there are several aspects that foreigners should embrace, from adopting a healthy work-life balance to indulging in coffee and cake.

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Why visitors vaccinated in Denmark are struggling to get an EU Covid-19 certificate

Why visitors vaccinated in Denmark are struggling to get an EU Covid-19 certificate

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

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

Calendar: What happens and when in the 2022 French presidential election campaigns
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Calendar: What happens and when in the 2022 French presidential election campaigns

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