Follow The Local's live blog throughout Sunday for the results of the crucial 2021 German federal election and all the reaction that follows. (Refresh the page for all the latest updates.)
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.
Germans are heading to the polls today in an election like no other - but when will people vote, and when will we know the results? Here's what's in store on Sunday and Monday.
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.
There's not only a super election day on Sunday - but also the first Berlin marathon to take place in two years. Here's how organisers are gearing up to welcome 25,000 runners amid the pandemic.
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.
OPINION: Deadly mask row shows comparing German government to Nazis is dangerously inflaming tensions
The killing of a gas station worker in Germany after a Covid mask row has caused outrage. Although an extreme incident, inflammatory rhetoric about pandemic rules has been rising in the country. Michael Stuchbery examines the dangers of this.
Germany's electricity prices are currently at a record high - and with supply issues and high taxes, they look set to rise yet again in the new year.
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.
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.
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?
Economics experts believe the country's ageing population and ongoing skills gap could mean that workers in Germany are in for a pay rise.
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.
Austrian anti-vaxxers are pulling their children out of school in droves in defiance of rigorous testing regime.