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Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Germany's Greens party, after years in opposition, has a shot of returning to power and promoting its leftist and pro-environment agenda as junior coalition partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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8 reasons expats should try coworking in Germany

8 reasons expats should try coworking in Germany

Research has shown it's the most productive way to work!

 
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AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) chairwoman Frauke Petry walked out of a party press conference on Monday after announcing that she would not join the party faction in the Bundestag (German parliament).

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Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after 'nightmare' election victory

Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after 'nightmare' election victory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel woke up on Monday to a fourth term but now faces the double headache of an emboldened hard-right opposition party and thorny coalition talks ahead.

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Oktoberfest: from punch up for lager louts to 'money-making machine'

Oktoberfest: from punch up for lager louts to 'money-making machine'

For the around six million people who head to the Oktoberfest every year, drinking their way through nearly seven million litres of beer, they know they're visiting one of the best parties on the planet. Locals and outsiders reflect on why they go.

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Nine essential German phrases for the modern traveller

Nine essential German phrases for the modern traveller

Want to learn useful German phrases and nail the accent? With Tandem, you can instantly connect with a native speaker and practice for free.

 
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The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

Moving abroad? Nothing helps you feel at home faster than having a new luxury car to zip around in. And it's easier to get one than you think.

 
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Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open

Berliners have voted to keep open the Cold War-era city airport Tegel, threatening political turbulence in the German capital and more trouble for Chancellor Angela Merkel after a bruising election victory.

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Woman injured in fall from Hamburg Bismarck statue as musical stunt goes wrong

Woman injured in fall from Hamburg Bismarck statue as musical stunt goes wrong

A publicity stunt for the Kinky Boots musical almost turned deadly when an artist lost her grip and fell off the Bismarck Monument in Hamburg while attempting to promote the show.

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Freezing in September - when does your landlord have to turn on the heating?

Freezing in September - when does your landlord have to turn on the heating?

In light of a chilly end to the summer in Germany, here's everything you need to know about turning up the heat in your home.

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Swedes the fourth 'best-travelled' in the world: report

Swedes the fourth 'best-travelled' in the world: report

Swedes are the fourth best-travelled people in the world, according to a new ranking of annual trips abroad by a British firm.

 

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5 spots you need to see to truly appreciate autumn in Germany

5 spots you need to see to truly appreciate autumn in Germany

With autumn kicking off on Friday along with cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colour, it's the best time of year to take advantage of these unique sights across the country.

Here’s how to make the most of the public holidays in 2018

Here’s how to make the most of the public holidays in 2018

With summer drawing to a close most of us are back in the office and feeling a bit gloomy. But help is at hand - we tell you everything you need to know to make the most of your vacation time next year.

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.

Renting in Germany - what you need to know

Renting in Germany - what you need to know

Finding a new apartment in Germany can often be a very frustrating experience. With high demand in cities like Munich and Berlin, you need to be clued up to get your dream home.

12 brilliant German words you won't find in English

12 brilliant German words you won't find in English

Unfortunately English let you down when you were trying to think of these things to say.

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Here are the top ten most prestigious universities in Germany

Here are the top ten most prestigious universities in Germany

The Times Higher Education ranking released its 14th annual edition of the most reputable institutions in the world on Tuesday, revealing that a number of German universities are among the very best.