The Local's most popular stories of the year

Tom Bristow
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The Local's most popular stories of the year
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The Local has covered everything from floods to polar bears and murders in 2013. Here are our most read articles of the year as measured by page impressions.


August 28th - The Local's most clicked on story of the year explored why you should and shouldn't date a German... 
October 23rd - We looked at the top German complaints to their expat partners as well as expat complaints to their German partners with blogger Oh God, My wife is German.
May 7th - Germans love using English words in their own language. But what happens when it goes a bit wrong?
February 12th - A furry homage or creepy exploitation? Nearly two years after the death of Berlin's favourite polar bear Knut, the city's natural history museum used his pelt for a new exhibit.
April 19th - Police detonated a suspected letter bomb sent to the official residence of Germany's president in Berlin. It later turned out to be harmless.
March 21st - Want to know how to get on in the world of German business? Read on. 
April 17th - Germans speak an ugly language, love cars and never laugh, right? Err...
October 2nd - From excessive politeness to not knowing when the bus will arrive, there are many differences between Britain and Germany which can both frustrate and delight the Germans.
October 11th - The lavish lifestyle of a bishop who spent €31 million on building a new headquarters in west Germany came under fire when it emerged he also spent €350,000 on wardrobes, €25,000 on a table and €15,000 on a bath tub.
July 15th - A German man who called on Facebook friends concerned about American secret service operations to join him in a walk around a US army spy centre near his home, found secret service men at his door checking his political leanings.


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