The 186th Oktoberfest gets underway on Saturday. We looked at how much money it generates, who benefits – and how much beer is poured.
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.
There is still uncertainty surrounding Brexit. But a new campaign is urging Britons in Germany to take steps for it happening on October 31st.
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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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.
Germany's becoming more digital by the day. Here are four areas where it's been slow -- and when it will catch up.
Germany certainly knows how to celebrate special occasions, sometimes in rather weird and wacky ways.
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.
A 77-year-old patient has died and 72 people were injured at a fire in a Düsseldorf hospital.
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.
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.
According to the latest official data, international students now make up nearly 15 percent of Germany's student population. Who are they?
We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, July Rocha from Aracaju, northeastern Brazil, showed us her Hamburg.
Follow these seven steps to find a German football club that will get you cheering from the start of the season onward.
For anyone working in Germany, it’s important to consider joining a union. Here are some points to think about.
For a language so famously logical, why does German make these simple things so confusing?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.