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'Foreigner toll' on German Autobahn network ruled illegal by EU court

'Foreigner toll' on German Autobahn network ruled illegal by EU court

A hotly-contested planned German road toll that targets foreigners is in violation of EU law, the bloc's highest court ruled on Tuesday.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Everything you need to know about travelling by train in Germany
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Everything you need to know about travelling by train in Germany

Germany's comprehensive rail system can be a challenge when you use it for the first time - or even 20th. Here is our guide to German trains including tips and useful vocabulary.

Weekend Wanderlust: Past meets present in picturesque Passau

Weekend Wanderlust: Past meets present in picturesque Passau

Situated on the Austrian border and dotted with Italian architecture, Passau in lower Bavaria is as much of a confluence of cultures as it is of rivers.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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Mourners gather in Hesse for funeral of murdered CDU politician

Mourners gather in Hesse for funeral of murdered CDU politician

Hundreds of people, including Hesse's state premier Volker Bouffier, gathered on Thursday to pay their respects to politician Walter Lübcke who was shot dead at his home.

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.

 
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How spending time abroad can lead to a great business idea

How spending time abroad can lead to a great business idea

Moving to a new country brings with it a series of challenges but it can also open your eyes to new opportunities. The Local spoke to the co-founders of money transfer comparison site Monito to find out how expatriation can trigger entrepreneurship.

 
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The 13 types of Americans you meet in Germany
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The 13 types of Americans you meet in Germany

Here's our list of the 13 different kinds of people from America you are likely to find in Germany. Which one are you?

Will Germany soon have its first Green chancellor?
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Will Germany soon have its first Green chancellor?

A new survey has revealed nearly half of voters would like to see the Greens submit a candidate for chancellor in the next Bundestag elections.

EXPLAINED: How (and where) to enroll in a Master's program in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How (and where) to enroll in a Master's program in Germany

A total of 374,583 foreign students enrolled for higher education in German universities in the last semester of 2018. One recent international Master's graduate shares words of wisdom about how you can join the ranks.

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

The Local's #MyGermany series invites you to take over our Instagram account and show the world your Germany.

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Here's our latest Europe & You newsletter covering everything from a French warning for Boris Johnson, an interesting new Brexit poll and a look at Switzerland's problem with the EU.

How a new technology is fighting workplace discrimination in Germany

How a new technology is fighting workplace discrimination in Germany

After facing workplace discrimination herself, Lara von Petersdorff-Campen co-founded 'Lytt' to make reporting incidents easier and safer.

German word of the day: Der Kater

German word of the day: Der Kater

Whether you prefer to spend your weekend partying or hiking, you may find yourself requiring the word ‘Kater' in order to explain to your colleagues your less than cheerful demeanour come Monday morning.

Climate activists use small boats to blockade cruise ship in German harbour

Climate activists use small boats to blockade cruise ship in German harbour

In attempt to protect the sea from carbon emissions, climate activists barricaded a German port with small boats and climbing equipment to stop a cruise ship from setting sail.

10 beautiful and secluded German villages that everyone has to visit
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10 beautiful and secluded German villages that everyone has to visit

These ten lesser-known but gorgeous German villages are really a sight to behold.

Danish police data error may have caused wrong convictions

Danish police data error may have caused wrong convictions

An error in a programme used by police to register telephone records may have resulted in incorrect convictions or hindered investigations.

 

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Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé
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Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé

Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming in a foreign country when you're unfamiliar with the language and job market. The Local asked recruitment experts for their best tips on how to impress a potential German employer.

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Whether you're bringing your furry friend from abroad or planning to adopt one, here are some key things you should know about having pets in Germany.