Living in Germany: Six essential articles to read

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Living in Germany: Six essential articles to read

Here we've gathered together some of the most popular and useful articles from recent weeks, which we think will help explain aspects of day-to-day life in Germany.



Have you ever dreamed of buying your own Hamburg flat, converted farmhouse in Bavaria or family home in Düsseldorf?

Some of our readers have taken the plunge and bought their own property. They have shared their most valuable tips. 

What you should know about buying property in Germany


The Bundestag has agreed to get rid of the so-called 'solidarity tax' almost completely. What does this mean for you?

Explained: What is Germany's solidarity tax and do I have to pay it?

Health in Germany

In Germany, workplaces require employees to provide a sick note from a GP when they are ill. But do you really need to visit a doctor for the certificate?

Do you really need to see a doctor to stay off work in Germany?

Photo: Depositphotos

Working in Germany

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.

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

Living in Germany

Finding it difficult to make friends in Germany? You're not the only one. We asked readers to share their tips on forming friendships.

The best ways to make friends in Germany


If you live in Germany and have a smartphone then these are top 10 apps you need to download to make life easier, according to those in the know.

The essential smartphone apps you need for life in Germany

Our mission at The Local Germany is to bring you the relevant news but also to give you all the information and advice you need to navigate daily life here.

If you have queries or problems regarding any aspect of life in Germany, please feel to get in touch with our team at the email address below.

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