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The things you do if you’ve lived in Berlin too long

The things you do if you’ve lived in Berlin too long

Thousands of foreigners arrive in Berlin every year. While most leave for pastures new after a year or two, others stay for longer. But be warned: the German capital can change you in strange and unexpected ways.

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10 funny German medical words every expat should know

10 funny German medical words every expat should know

German is a tricky language to begin with, but things get really mind boggling when you need to see a doctor.

 
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Is it worthwhile for expats in Germany to have an offshore pension plan?
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Is it worthwhile for expats in Germany to have an offshore pension plan?

If you've ever wondered whether it's a wise or cost-saving idea to invest in an offshore pension plan, there's a good chance you aren't alone. A tax expert for internationals based in Germany has given The Local some insight on the topic.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of murdering Leipzig hitchhiker

Man arrested in Spain on suspicion of murdering Leipzig hitchhiker

A 28-year-old student from Leipzig intended to hitchhike to her hometown in Bavaria when she went missing. A man has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of murder, German media report.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Undressing at a Berlin sauna wasn’t the moment of liberation I’d hoped for
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Undressing at a Berlin sauna wasn’t the moment of liberation I’d hoped for

A visit to a Berlin sauna for a hen party challenges a prudish Brit’s boundaries on baring all in public.

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Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Visit the unique island of Lošinj and discover the hidden gem of the Adriatic sea.

 
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Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia’s stunning capital!

 
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Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

It's always the quiet ones: two hedgehogs found intoxicated on field are taken to nearby zoo.

The top 12 German TV series you have to watch before you die
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The top 12 German TV series you have to watch before you die

Here are some of the most binge-worthy television series from Germany that are guaranteed to have you hooked.

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Why Merkel's coalition could be about to collapse

Why Merkel's coalition could be about to collapse

A fight between Angela Merkel and and her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is threatening to collapse the German government less than three months after it was formed. Not for the first time, the two can’t agree on how to treat asylum seekers at the border.

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

10 things you probably only know about Thuringia if you live there

Think you know Thuringia well? Here are some lesser known facts about the state which lies smack dab in the middle of Germany.

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Syrian man admits to Berlin belt assault on Israeli wearing kippa

Syrian man admits to Berlin belt assault on Israeli wearing kippa

A young Syrian migrant admitted on Tuesday to lashing out with his belt at an Israeli man wearing a Jewish kippa skullcap in an assault that stoked fears of resurgent anti-Semitism.

The trip back home that helped me put my Berlin woes into perspective
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The trip back home that helped me put my Berlin woes into perspective

Life moves on without you. This is not a pleasant thing to come to terms with when you move, let alone to another country. But it’s a fact for all of us who have left somewhere and returned to where we came from.

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Denmark is most expensive EU country for consumer goods

Denmark is most expensive EU country for consumer goods

Consumer goods and services in Denmark cost 142 percent of the EU average, according to figures published by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat.

 

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10 ways to optimize your application in the German job market
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10 ways to optimize your application in the German job market

While there are similarities between applying for jobs in Germany and in other countries, there are differences too. Here’s what you need to know about German language applications to help you nab the job you’ve always wanted.

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