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How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)
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How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)

Those of you who’ve lived in Germany for a few years can surely relate - once you’ve picked up the local language and it encompasses your daily life, you slowly start to notice signs that your English is deteriorating.

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These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about
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These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about

With the deadline for filing taxes fast approaching, we spoke with an expert to learn about some money saving techniques. The conversation touched on marriage, health... and wet suits.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

German cuisine doesn’t really have the reputation that countries like Italy or Japan enjoy when it comes to catering to a global palate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cities where Bratwurst and Sauerkraut sell like hot potatoes.

Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

As Meghan Markle embarks on a new chapter of her life as a member of the Royal Family and a British citizen, she will also experience a whole new headache thanks to US tax law.

 
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Germany has ‘second most powerful passport in the world’

Germany has ‘second most powerful passport in the world’

Germany has the second most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index which ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to their holders.

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Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Tucked away in the picturesque German city of Ludwigsburg, a tiny team of investigators tracks the last surviving Nazi war criminals across the globe and through the better part of a century, in an urgent race against time.

How a childcare crisis is leaving Berlin parents stuck at home with their kids

How a childcare crisis is leaving Berlin parents stuck at home with their kids

Expats parents in Berlin are finding that they have to stay at home with their children rather than go back to work due to a lack of Kita spots. The Local looks into the capital's kindergarten crisis.

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What to know about starting your personal banking in Germany
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What to know about starting your personal banking in Germany

What with the potential language barriers and legal hold ups, choosing the right bank and opening the right account can be tricky in a foreign country. We give you all the insight you need on where to start when it comes to banking in Germany.

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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S&P drops debt downgrade warning for Catalonia

S&P drops debt downgrade warning for Catalonia

Ratings agency S&P on Friday dropped the downgrade warning for the debt of the Catalan region of Spain, saying the provincial government's financial situation was stable even while the political confrontation persists.

 

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How dropping the small talk helped me make friends with Germans
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How dropping the small talk helped me make friends with Germans

Even scientific studies suggest that Germans hate empty chit chat. As a Brit whose need to talk about the weather is as good as written in her DNA, Floraidh Clement struggled to break the ice at first.

Nerdy flowers to alcoholic birds: the 12 most colourful German insults

Nerdy flowers to alcoholic birds: the 12 most colourful German insults

From calling someone the popular male name Horst to calling them a - cover the children's ears - hot shower taker, here's our list of the funniest German insults we've heard.

These are the 15 most romantic towns to visit in Germany

These are the 15 most romantic towns to visit in Germany

Every year millions of tourists flock to big cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. But for anyone seeking something a little more picturesque and authentic, here are 15 of the most romantic towns and small cities in Germany.

Everything you need to know about having a baby in Germany
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Everything you need to know about having a baby in Germany

Big life moments such as child birth can seem overwhelming in a foreign country, especially one as bureaucratic as Germany. But learn the ropes and you'll see that this is an excellent place to be pregnant.

This is how much German professionals earn in different industries

This is how much German professionals earn in different industries

From the tourism biz to big bankers, where does your field rank on the list of average salaries in Germany?

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Foreign students in Germany: why they come and if they plan to stay

Foreign students in Germany: why they come and if they plan to stay

Many of the world’s best and brightest come to Germany to study - but why? A study seen exclusively by The Local took a deeper look at the profile of the country's prospective international students.