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Weekend Wanderlust: Hidden medieval charms in Schwäbisch Hall

Weekend Wanderlust: Hidden medieval charms in Schwäbisch Hall

This charming city in Baden-Württemberg remains off the trodden tourist path - despite an over a thousand-year old history as a hub of trade, and remaining largely unscathed over the centuries.

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

This MBA is your ticket to a European business career

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning and by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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'Germans are a distinct people': Finding love, hook-ups and friendship in Germany
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'Germans are a distinct people': Finding love, hook-ups and friendship in Germany

Language is a barrier and Berlin is “Never Never Land” – but our readers say there are also positive parts to meeting people in Germany, including the fact non-romantic love often blossoms.

Sweden’s airports have a solution to ‘stop emissions, not travel’

Sweden’s airports have a solution to ‘stop emissions, not travel’

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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Brexit: Why have British citizens in the EU been left to fight for their own rights?

Brexit: Why have British citizens in the EU been left to fight for their own rights?

The British government needs to make the 1.2 million Britons in the EU a priority and not leave the job of protecting citizens' rights to unpaid volunteers.

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Salted, smoked or still wriggling: The best places in Germany to get your fish fix

Salted, smoked or still wriggling: The best places in Germany to get your fish fix

As the weather warms up in Germany, maybe you're in the mood for buying – and eating – some seafood. We look at where to find the freshest options around.

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Five ways to stay in touch while living abroad

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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10 reasons why you should date (or even fall in love with) a German

10 reasons why you should date (or even fall in love with) a German

The Local spoke with an American-German matchmaker based in Wiesbaden to get some (much needed) tips on dating a German. After consulting with her German clients, she came up with some sound advice on finding Teutonic bliss.

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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Germany and France unite to fight 'fake news'

Germany and France unite to fight 'fake news'

As France and Germany signed a new friendship treaty Tuesday, they sought to debunk what they called fake news and conspiracy claims levelled by far-right nationalist groups.

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

Now you can learn the Nordic approach to planning 'liveable' cities

A new Nordic Urban Planning master’s programme gives students a Scandinavian perspective on shaping the environments in which we live.

 
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Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities
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Opinion: How Germany's higher ed model holds true to the real value of universities

Germany may not top worldwide university ranking charts, but holds true to values of education - especially in contrast with fee-seeking university in countries such as the U.S. or parts of the U.K.

Spring in February? Weekend temperatures as high as 15°C to hit Germany

Spring in February? Weekend temperatures as high as 15°C to hit Germany

One of the mildest German winters in recent memory may be already over. Temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days, with spring-like weather forecast for much of the west and north of the country.

How to maximize your German pension - even if you plan to retire elsewhere
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How to maximize your German pension - even if you plan to retire elsewhere

Expat financial adviser Patrick Ott tells The Local how to plan for a pension: even if you are self-employed, still in the early stages of a career, or plan to retire outside of Germany.

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

German word of the day: Die Schnulze

If your Valentine’s Day didn’t go as planned and you end up alone in your apartment, you might want to put on today’s word of the day and have a big jar of ice cream.

German court rules military ‘goth’ must cut hair and beard

German court rules military ‘goth’ must cut hair and beard

A German soldier has lost a court battle to keep his hair long. The court however said that lawmakers will need to find a justification for why the rule - which allows women but not men to have longer hair - continues to exist.

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, and gave birth to the Bauhaus movement.

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Pope defrocks US priest over child abuse scandal

Pope defrocks US priest over child abuse scandal

Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal over sexual abuse accusations in a first for the Roman Catholic church.

 

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Germany to block foreign takeovers with taxpayer cash

Germany to block foreign takeovers with taxpayer cash

The German state should "in very important cases" block foreign firms from buying up companies working on key technologies by itself stepping in as an investor, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Tuesday.

What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany
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What NOT to do when you're freelancing in Germany

Thanks to a mountain of bureaucracy, a tricky healthcare system and a complicated language, freelancing in Germany can seem overwhelming at times, but there are ways to make it work. Here's our tips on what you should avoid doing when you decide to go 'Selbstständig' or self employed.