Sooner or later, every expat in Germany will have to make a doctor’s appointment. This can be especially challenging if you’re not well acquainted with German, or how Germany’s unique system works.
Some of the teachers at Phorms, a network of seven bilingual schools in Germany, are taking lessons out of the classroom to increase children’s engagement with both learning and the natural world.
Horst Seehofer has announced he will step down as leader of the Bavarian Christian Socialists (CSU), the sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). It's the latest shake-up in the changing landscape of German politics.
There’s nowhere in the world quite like Silicon Valley. Birthplace of the world’s most iconic tech companies, the region in Northern California is a gold mine of talent and innovation. It’s for this reason Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) sends its Executive MBA cohort on an annual field trip to the world’s premier tech hub.
Brit Andy Pardy quit his job to undertake an epic odyssey across Europe in order to write ‘Stop Brexit’ with the resulting GPS route. Having recently concluded his more than 35,000-kilometre journey across 27 European nations, The Local caught up again with ‘The rogue consultant’ and his ode to freedom of movement.
The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.
On November 9th, the anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany, many people leave their homes carrying cleaning products, flowers and candles and visit the Stolpersteine – stumbling blocks – in their neighbourhood. We found out how the stones commemorating Nazi victims have become part of communities, and the challenges the project faces.
Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.
After 22 years and a devastating war, longtime Syrian in Berlin John Al Haddad continues producing soap for locals, updating a centuries-old formula from his native Aleppo. A compromise isn’t in the cards.
Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.
From Cologne’s ‘fifth season’ to Würzburg’s musical marathon; we've taken a look at what's happening throughout Germany this November. Here are our top picks.
Second Media Worker Report uncovers locations and innovation drivers of media industry
Covering expenses can be hard. From that delicious piece of cake to hefty concert tickets, each buy can have a big impact when you’re on a budget. But there are many ways to make a little extra cash in Germany without offending the limitations of your student visa. Here are some ways how.
The Local has been named Sweden's best digital publisher of the year – just a day after its in-house Client Studio took home a bronze medal amid tough competition at the Native Advertising Awards 2018.
This endearing word not only trips off the tongue in a satisfying rhythm but even has an internal rhyme to boot; one to use the next time your bedroom resembles a mountain of clothes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Wednesday presented herself as a moderate continuity candidate, refraining from criticism or bold new vision statements.
From rich history with musical roots to sweet treats, revolution and a diverse alternative scene, Leipzig, in the former East Germany, has a place in our hearts.
The national association for badminton in Denmark says the sport’s world federation should punish Chinese players for a match at last week’s Fuzhou China Open which has been described as a “farce”.
British cinema group Vue International this week announced the acquisition of Cinestar’s 57 premium multiplex sites in Germany, adding 449 cinema screens to its European portfolio. The purchase is part of a broader pattern of increased pre-Brexit British investment in Germany.
If you’re keen on moving here for work and want a heads up on the cultural differences in the German workplace, we’ve spoken to an intercultural trainer to find out the pertinent things you should know – and how you can deal with them.