The German government said Tuesday it was relieving controversial spy chief Hans-Georg Maaßen of his duties and moving him to a different post, defusing a row that had rocked Chancellor Angela Merkel's fragile coalition.
Every country has its own unique cultural dos and don’ts. You won’t get a round of applause for remembering the dos, but you can get into seriously hot water for forgetting the don’ts. To help you out, here’s The Local’s guide to 10 things you should never do in Germany.
Germans have long been stereotyped for being humourless, and even have a word, Treppenwitz, that implies getting to a joke too late. Is it true that Germans miss the punchline?
Anyone who says learning a foreign language is easy is pulling your leg. But if you commit to learning every day, find the right combination of teachers (and technology), you can speak a new tongue in just three months.
Few parts of Germany conjure up as many cliches in the minds of outsiders like Bavaria. Internationally, Bavarian tradition is almost synonymous with Germany. But as the wealthy state gears up for elections, a lot is changing there.
An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.
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For the next Urban Sport of the Week, we tried out bouldering, the trendy new sport that everyone’s talking about…
An annual survey revealed how Germans spend their free time - and how they would actually like to spend it.
If you are considering a buy-to-let property, here is what you should know about purchasing an investment, taxes and tenant rights.
Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.
Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Today's German word of the day is something many people experience as they back to work on Monday morning.
Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.
It only seems like yesterday that Angela Merkel managed to drag herself out of the last political crisis that threatened her coalition. Now there is renewed talk of a split at the top of German politics.
Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.
NRW has Germany's most popular beer and a little-known Japanese community that adds panache to its cuisine. Need more? Read on...
When KT Flood first moved to Germany, she had no idea how complex the German healthcare system was. Now that she’s figured it out, she’s ready to share her tips with other expats who may be in the same boat.
Concerns about rising residential and commercial rents are increasingly familiar in Berlin, while the cost of buying a home is fast moving beyond the reach of many. In response, the Berlin Senate is considering taking a leaf out of New Zealand’s book - by forbidding foreigners from purchasing property in the city.
A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.
If you’re keen on moving here for work and want a heads up on the cultural differences in the German workplace, we’ve spoken to an intercultural trainer to find out the pertinent things you should know – and how you can deal with them.
Meet two of The Local’s Key Account Managers, Anna Agebjörn and Nils Rosvall, and find out what it’s like to work for one of Europe’s leading sources of international news in English.
An Italian missionary has been kidnapped in southwest Niger, in the latest abduction of a foreign worker in the troubled Sahel country, his organisation said on Tuesday September 18th.
We look at 10 of the German capital's most interesting and affordable shared working spaces for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.