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

The German conservatives' historic election drubbing was all the more bitter after some of Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest allies lost their constituencies - while Merkel's own region also went to SPD.

Germany’s liberals hold strong cards in post-election haggling

Germany’s liberals hold strong cards in post-election haggling

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

13 things foreigners do that make Germans really uncomfortable
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13 things foreigners do that make Germans really uncomfortable

AS IT HAPPENED: German politicians ready teams for post-election talks

AS IT HAPPENED: German politicians ready teams for post-election talks

Five things you need to know about the German election

Five things you need to know about the German election

Berlin’s super election day: What does it mean for the city’s housing shortage?

Berlin’s super election day: What does it mean for the city’s housing shortage?

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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EXPLAINED: Who will be in Germany’s next coalition government?

EXPLAINED: Who will be in Germany’s next coalition government?

After the centre-left Social Democrats edged victory in the German federal elections, furious coalition talks are getting underway. Here's what you need to know about Germany's three possible coalition governments.

‘Resurrection’: How the SPD bounced back to win German vote

‘Resurrection’: How the SPD bounced back to win German vote

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’