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Oktoberfest in numbers: An inside look at Germany's multi-billion business
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Oktoberfest in numbers: An inside look at Germany's multi-billion business

The 186th Oktoberfest gets underway on Saturday. We looked at how much money it generates, who benefits – and how much beer is poured.

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

The Local spoke to the co-founders of Monito, a money transfer comparison site that helps you find the best exchange rate on international money transfers.

 
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New campaign urges Brits in Germany to get ready for Brexit

New campaign urges Brits in Germany to get ready for Brexit

There is still uncertainty surrounding Brexit. But a new campaign is urging Britons in Germany to take steps for it happening on October 31st.

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

It’s often expats in Germany who find themselves paying unduly high rent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a better deal - even if you’ve already signed your tenancy agreement.

 
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Hitler or Höcke? Regional AfD boss cuts short German TV interview

Hitler or Höcke? Regional AfD boss cuts short German TV interview

The far-right AfD politician Björn Höcke broke off an interview with the German broadcaster ZDF after his words were compared to those of Hitler.

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Germany's becoming more digital by the day. Here are four areas where it's been slow -- and when it will catch up.

 
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8 quirky German customs you might never have heard of
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8 quirky German customs you might never have heard of

Germany certainly knows how to celebrate special occasions, sometimes in rather weird and wacky ways.

Update: Six things to know about the upcoming climate strikes in Germany

Update: Six things to know about the upcoming climate strikes in Germany

Nearly 500 climate change demonstrations will take place across Germany on Friday. Here's what you need to know about them – and how to get to them.

10 weird taboos you should never break in Germany
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10 weird taboos you should never break in Germany

Moving to a new country and blending in with the locals is never an easy task. So we put together a guide to some social faux-pas that you should do your best to avoid in Germany.

What we learned from Angela Merkel’s Bundestag debate speech

What we learned from Angela Merkel’s Bundestag debate speech

One of the most important dates in the political calendar took place in the Bundestag on Wednesday - the general budget debate. Here are what Chancellor Angela Merkel's top priorities are.

In numbers: Who are Germany's international students?
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In numbers: Who are Germany's international students?

According to the latest official data, international students now make up nearly 15 percent of Germany's student population. Who are they?

#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.

Bundesliga: Your complete guide to becoming a football fan in Germany
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Bundesliga: Your complete guide to becoming a football fan in Germany

Follow these seven steps to find a German football club that will get you cheering from the start of the season onward.

Working in Germany: Should you join a trade union?
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Working in Germany: Should you join a trade union?

For anyone working in Germany, it’s important to consider joining a union. Here are some points to think about.

These things about the German language still make no sense to me
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These things about the German language still make no sense to me

For a language so famously logical, why does German make these simple things so confusing?

Most Germans believe Merkel shaking 'a private issue': poll

Most Germans believe Merkel shaking 'a private issue': poll

Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel's bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday.

From Friedrichstraße to flea markets: 11 essential shopping spots in Berlin

From Friedrichstraße to flea markets: 11 essential shopping spots in Berlin

An international city with a reputation for style, Berlin is a haven for shopaholics. Here's The Local's guide to some of the best places to shop in the capital city that reflect its range in styles, tastes and creative ideas.

IN PICTURES: Paris tests out new 'flying' water taxi as way to beat the traffic

IN PICTURES: Paris tests out new 'flying' water taxi as way to beat the traffic

A 'flying' electric river taxi is being put through a battery of tests on the River Seine in Paris this week, with a view to being in service by the spring.

 

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Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Thousands of protesters, many on bicycles, gathered in the southern German city of Frankfurt Saturday to protest outside the city's motor show, part of a new wave of environmental activism.

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‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

Removed from their language and culture, many people who first arrive in Germany experience feelings of isolation. The Local has spoken to expats who have struggled with loneliness to find out how they overcame it.