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15 key stats that describe Germans today
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15 key stats that describe Germans today

Whether related to marriage or beer consumption, here are 15 fun statistics that describe how Germans live, work, play and think.

The European university turning student ideas into startups

The European university turning student ideas into startups

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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Everything that changes in Germany in November 2019
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Everything that changes in Germany in November 2019

From invoices to slot machines and patient care, there are a lot of changes in store for people living in Germany in November.

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The perks of private health insurance for expats in Germany

The perks of private health insurance for expats in Germany

Find out why going private could benefit both your health and your bank account.

 
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Saxony public holiday: What is the history behind ‘Buß- und Bettag’?

Saxony public holiday: What is the history behind ‘Buß- und Bettag’?

November 20th marks more than a day off work in Saxony (and off school for those in Bavaria). We look at why it’s celebrated.

'With chemo you can’t stop giving medicine': How Brexit healthcare fears pushed a UK family to Germany'
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'With chemo you can’t stop giving medicine': How Brexit healthcare fears pushed a UK family to Germany'

Brexit is prompting UK families to relocate to the EU. We spoke to one family who moved to Germany over concerns about medical shortages in the event of a no-deal.

Nine reasons why Leipzig lives up to its hype

Nine reasons why Leipzig lives up to its hype

The up-and-coming city in Saxony ticks all the boxes that made Berlin so achingly hip to begin with -- plus a thriving economy and a less competitive job market.

 
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Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

Mainstream parties have ruled out working with the far-right AfD. But now CDU officials in Thuringia say talks with the anti-immigration party shouldn't be ruled out. Is the tide turning?

Man dies at Berlin U-Bahn station after being pushed in front of oncoming train

Man dies at Berlin U-Bahn station after being pushed in front of oncoming train

German police are investigating after a fatal incident which saw a man pushed in front of an oncoming train at a U-Bahn station in Berlin's trendy Kreuzberg area.

How Germany plans to help working parents with guaranteed all-day care for children
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How Germany plans to help working parents with guaranteed all-day care for children

Working parents often face difficulties in finding childcare for school-age children that lasts all day. But the German government has taken a huge step forward to tackle this.

Merkel's 'floundering' CDU braces for stormy party congress

Merkel's 'floundering' CDU braces for stormy party congress

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU braces for a two-day party congress in Leipzig, with members feeling the fallout from recent local elections and bickering over her successor.

Nine life-saving tips for foreign students in Germany
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Nine life-saving tips for foreign students in Germany

From 'bulimia studying' to making friends, here are the top tips to keep in mind before jumping into the fall semester.

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, July Rocha from Aracaju, northeastern Brazil, showed us her Hamburg.

10 beauty spots that show a different side of Berlin
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10 beauty spots that show a different side of Berlin

Concrete, graffiti and grime. Berlin isn't known as the most picturesque city. But that doesn't mean it's entirely bereft of beauty. So check out our guide to the prettier side of the German capital.

Hartz IV: German court slaps down harshest sanctions against jobseekers

Hartz IV: German court slaps down harshest sanctions against jobseekers

Germany's top court ruled Tuesday that sanctioning jobseekers deemed uncooperative in the search for work was illegal in some cases, in a blow to the controversial unemployment reforms rammed through by Gerhard Schröder's government in 2005.

German word of the day: Krass

German word of the day: Krass

Krass is a word you're unlikely to learn in German class, but rather one you'll hear in the everyday speech of Germans - particularly younger ones.

10 things you never knew about German reunification

10 things you never knew about German reunification

German Unity Day falls on Thursday. Did you know these facts about reunification and 'der Tag der deutschen Einheit'?

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.

Ten of the nicest things you'll notice after moving from the US to Italy

Ten of the nicest things you'll notice after moving from the US to Italy

We all know Italy is an amazing place to visit. But is it still "la dolce vita" when you live here permanently?

 

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10 German words you need to know when looking for a job
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10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

German is not always the most intuitive language in the world, and looking for a job can leave you lost in a sea of unfamiliar vocabulary. So here’s a chance to brush up on some of the words you’ll need most when you go job-hunting.

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Number of Brits leaving UK for Germany at 10-year high due to 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit'
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Number of Brits leaving UK for Germany at 10-year high due to 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit'

The number of Brits moving to Germany is going up, a new study that shows the impact of Brexit on UK nationals has revealed.