Where (and why) demand for holiday homes in Germany is rocketing
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Where (and why) demand for holiday homes in Germany is rocketing

Second homes in the mountains or on the coast were already in demand before the coronavirus crisis. Now the pandemic is increasing the desire to keep a distance in one's own vacation property.

Which German holiday hotspots are opening up for Pentecost?
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Which German holiday hotspots are opening up for Pentecost?

When will tourism in Germany open up again?
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When will tourism in Germany open up again?

‘No travel until late May’, warns German government

‘No travel until late May’, warns German government

Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?

Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?

German pilot traces giant syringe in sky to mark start of Covid jabs

German pilot traces giant syringe in sky to mark start of Covid jabs

What you need to know about travel in Germany (and abroad) at Christmas and New Year
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What you need to know about travel in Germany (and abroad) at Christmas and New Year

German residents told not to call police over every Covid Christmas rule break

German residents told not to call police over every Covid Christmas rule break

Why German model train sales are in full speed amid pandemic

Why German model train sales are in full speed amid pandemic

‘Pandemic won’t rob us of our future,’ says German president

‘Pandemic won’t rob us of our future,’ says German president

Scientists plead for ‘hard lockdown’ in Germany as fears grow over Covid-19 spike at Christmas

Scientists plead for ‘hard lockdown’ in Germany as fears grow over Covid-19 spike at Christmas

Seven classic German Christmas traditions still taking place in 2020
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Seven classic German Christmas traditions still taking place in 2020

What do Germans like to eat at Christmas?
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What do Germans like to eat at Christmas?

Why is Nikolaustag celebrated before Christmas in Germany?

Why is Nikolaustag celebrated before Christmas in Germany?

‘Avoid a second Ischgl’: Bavaria urges ski slopes to close across Europe over winter break

‘Avoid a second Ischgl’: Bavaria urges ski slopes to close across Europe over winter break

What will Christmas 2020 be like in Germany?
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What will Christmas 2020 be like in Germany?

This is where (and how) Germans plan to holiday in 2021

This is where (and how) Germans plan to holiday in 2021

How to celebrate St. Martin’s Day in Germany

How to celebrate St. Martin’s Day in Germany

Tell us: How has the pandemic affected your German Christmas plans?
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Tell us: How has the pandemic affected your German Christmas plans?

Germany declares Spain as ‘high-risk’ coronavirus area

Germany declares Spain as ‘high-risk’ coronavirus area

Germany lifts travel warning for four Turkish regions

Germany lifts travel warning for four Turkish regions

Austria lifts travel warning for German state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Austria lifts travel warning for German state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Here’s when school summer holidays start across Germany’s 16 states

Here’s when school summer holidays start across Germany’s 16 states

Holiday homes at North and Baltic Sea 90 percent full as Germans choose staycations

Holiday homes at North and Baltic Sea 90 percent full as Germans choose staycations

Germany lifts travel warning for 27 European countries

Germany lifts travel warning for 27 European countries

‘We can’t risk Germans bringing virus back’ from non-EU travel

‘We can’t risk Germans bringing virus back’ from non-EU travel

These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Germany
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These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Germany

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

Yuletide greetings from China

Yuletide greetings from China

Exhibition shows how the Nazis stole Christmas

Exhibition shows how the Nazis stole Christmas

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors

Germany celebrates 25 years of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’

Germany celebrates 25 years of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’

Opening the door to holiday torture

Opening the door to holiday torture

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

German tourism giant TUI to slash 8,000 jobs over coronavirus crisis

German tourism giant TUI to slash 8,000 jobs over coronavirus crisis

LATEST: Coronavirus threat in Germany assessed as ‘high’

LATEST: Coronavirus threat in Germany assessed as ‘high’

Sending post in Germany before Christmas? Here’s what you need to know

Sending post in Germany before Christmas? Here’s what you need to know

Fact check: Did it really use to snow more often in December in Germany?

Fact check: Did it really use to snow more often in December in Germany?

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules
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Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules

These are 10 of Germany’s top Christmas markets in 2019

These are 10 of Germany’s top Christmas markets in 2019

Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport as passengers forced to leave luggage behind

Chaos at Düsseldorf Airport as passengers forced to leave luggage behind

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

Up to 80,000 passangers a day to be delayed by rail project near Düsseldorf

260,000 cancelled Germania flight bookings won’t be refunded

260,000 cancelled Germania flight bookings won’t be refunded

German church complains Christmas markets open too early

German church complains Christmas markets open too early

The secrets behind stollen, Germany’s beloved holiday treat

The secrets behind stollen, Germany’s beloved holiday treat

One in six Germans can’t afford a holiday: study

One in six Germans can’t afford a holiday: study

North German states set to get extra public holiday

North German states set to get extra public holiday

Why this could be the longest weekend you might ever have in Germany

Why this could be the longest weekend you might ever have in Germany

Interior Minister upsets colleagues by suggesting Germany could celebrate Muslim holidays

Interior Minister upsets colleagues by suggesting Germany could celebrate Muslim holidays

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

How Germans are fed up with Bavaria getting all the breaks

How Germans are fed up with Bavaria getting all the breaks

Why the ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ is making waves in Deutschland

Why the ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ is making waves in Deutschland

German Mother’s Day: Florists to Nazis and back again

German Mother’s Day: Florists to Nazis and back again

Hundreds of hosts ignore Berlin’s Airbnb ban

Hundreds of hosts ignore Berlin’s Airbnb ban

Should Germany ensure workers get a day off for every public holiday?

Should Germany ensure workers get a day off for every public holiday?

6 German gifts to bring home for the holidays

6 German gifts to bring home for the holidays

So much more than chocolate

So much more than chocolate

How to prepare for Christmas like a German

How to prepare for Christmas like a German

Older workers can have extra days off, court says

Older workers can have extra days off, court says

TUI dolphin show ban is for Germans only

TUI dolphin show ban is for Germans only

German tourists stay close to home on holiday

German tourists stay close to home on holiday

TUI cancels all dolphin and orca show trips

TUI cancels all dolphin and orca show trips

Holidaymakers give Tui a surprise boost

Holidaymakers give Tui a surprise boost

Tourism chiefs warn of holiday price rises

Tourism chiefs warn of holiday price rises

Lack of Catholics kills holiday in unlucky areas

Lack of Catholics kills holiday in unlucky areas

German tourists like what they know

German tourists like what they know

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Majorca: boozy Germans no longer welcome

Majorca: boozy Germans no longer welcome

Behold the beauty of Bavarian Bamberg

Behold the beauty of Bavarian Bamberg

The ever-popular Cologne Cathedral

The ever-popular Cologne Cathedral

The vestiges of Weimar’s literary past

The vestiges of Weimar’s literary past

The fresco-filled Würzburg Residence

The fresco-filled Würzburg Residence

German holidaymakers take top spot in tipping

German holidaymakers take top spot in tipping

Three Germans die as volcano erupts

Three Germans die as volcano erupts

Easter Bunny smashes chocolate Santa record

Easter Bunny smashes chocolate Santa record

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Millions plan to sell unwanted Christmas gifts

Millions plan to sell unwanted Christmas gifts

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle

Santa’s helpers await Christmas wish lists

Santa’s helpers await Christmas wish lists

Dresden bakes giant holiday fruitcake

Dresden bakes giant holiday fruitcake

Record crowds awaited at Brandenburg Gate

Record crowds awaited at Brandenburg Gate

Kitsch and culture: Germany’s favourite Christmas songs

Kitsch and culture: Germany’s favourite Christmas songs

Beach towel wardens police cruise ships

Beach towel wardens police cruise ships

German travel agents ‘only happy when it rains’

German travel agents ‘only happy when it rains’

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’

Germans plan holidays despite euro crisis

Germans plan holidays despite euro crisis

Baltic beaches declared no smoking zones

Baltic beaches declared no smoking zones

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German beach bums: naked, wet and friendly

Court: young workers deserve more holidays

Court: young workers deserve more holidays

Court: Hotels can ban neo-Nazis

Court: Hotels can ban neo-Nazis

German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’

German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

Tropical island warmth – in icy Germany

Twelve Germans missing from cruise liner

Twelve Germans missing from cruise liner

Cruise ships pollute like millions of cars

Cruise ships pollute like millions of cars

The German roots of the Christmas tree

The German roots of the Christmas tree

Celebrating a German Christmas down under

Celebrating a German Christmas down under

Boob job vouchers ‘not a good gift idea’

Boob job vouchers ‘not a good gift idea’

Saxony’s Christmas woodcarving tradition

Saxony’s Christmas woodcarving tradition

Germany’s weirdest Christmas markets

Germany’s weirdest Christmas markets

‘Bad Santa’ poisons girl at Christmas market

‘Bad Santa’ poisons girl at Christmas market

Christmas market visitors poisoned

Christmas market visitors poisoned

Step back in time at ye merry olde Christmas market

Step back in time at ye merry olde Christmas market

Holiday jeer for ‘ugliest’ German Christmas tree

Holiday jeer for ‘ugliest’ German Christmas tree

Celebrating ‘Dankbarzeit’ in Germany

Celebrating ‘Dankbarzeit’ in Germany

Mulled wine sales collapse in warm weather

Mulled wine sales collapse in warm weather

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Munich bans Rammstein on Christian holy day

Munich bans Rammstein on Christian holy day

Weekend drivers face massive traffic jams

Weekend drivers face massive traffic jams

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Finding quirky camping options for the summer holidays

Finding quirky camping options for the summer holidays

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Bavarians revel in maypole intrigue

Bavarians revel in maypole intrigue

After glorious sunny holiday weekend, rain returns

After glorious sunny holiday weekend, rain returns

Construction accidents delay on major rail routes

Construction accidents delay on major rail routes

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Maypole guards step up watches as big day approaches

Maypole guards step up watches as big day approaches

The best of Berlin in April

The best of Berlin in April

Millions expected at Rosenmontag parades in Rhineland

Millions expected at Rosenmontag parades in Rhineland

Karneval festivities commence in the sunny Rhineland

Karneval festivities commence in the sunny Rhineland

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Germans ring in 2011 with a bang

Germans ring in 2011 with a bang

Bread like baby Jesus? A brief history of German Christmas sweets

Bread like baby Jesus? A brief history of German Christmas sweets

The Best of Berlin in December

The Best of Berlin in December

Family covers house with impressive holiday light display

Family covers house with impressive holiday light display

Reckless fireworks fans face hefty fines

Reckless fireworks fans face hefty fines

Karneval season kicks off

Karneval season kicks off

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort – every letter to be answered

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort – every letter to be answered

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

Business groups want holidays cut for growth

Business groups want holidays cut for growth

August, nein Danke!

August, nein Danke!

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Karneval off to a chilly start

Karneval off to a chilly start

Rhineland jesters try to get Munich to lighten up for Karneval

Rhineland jesters try to get Munich to lighten up for Karneval

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

Nearly a million celebrate New Year in Berlin

Nearly a million celebrate New Year in Berlin

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes

Survey backs common holidays across Germany

Survey backs common holidays across Germany

Holiday weekend promises almost perfect party weather

Holiday weekend promises almost perfect party weather

Germans to erect 46,000 maypoles this spring

Germans to erect 46,000 maypoles this spring

Pacifists mark Easter with protests

Pacifists mark Easter with protests

Making like the Easter bunny in Berlin

Making like the Easter bunny in Berlin

Karneval revellers brave chilly rain for Rosenmontag parade

Karneval revellers brave chilly rain for Rosenmontag parade

Karneval – the glossary

Karneval – the glossary

Karneval – the societies

Karneval – the societies

Karneval – the schedule

Karneval – the schedule

Karneval – the history

Karneval – the history

Holiday hot-air balloons spark UFO alarms

Holiday hot-air balloons spark UFO alarms

50 years of a New Year’s dinner for one

50 years of a New Year’s dinner for one

Berlin ready for Germany’s biggest New Year’s party

Berlin ready for Germany’s biggest New Year’s party

New Year’s freeze expected

New Year’s freeze expected

300 million text messages expected on New Year’s Eve

300 million text messages expected on New Year’s Eve

A very Portnoy Christmas

A very Portnoy Christmas

Traditional Christmas recipes

Traditional Christmas recipes

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

Selling Yuletide cheer at German Christmas markets

Selling Yuletide cheer at German Christmas markets

Bavarian trolls exiled from Christmas market festivities

Bavarian trolls exiled from Christmas market festivities

Singing Santas square off

Singing Santas square off

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Germany’s best Christmas markets

The Local’s guide to German Christmas markets

The Local’s guide to German Christmas markets

World Toilet Day and the perilous poo platform

World Toilet Day and the perilous poo platform

The Grinch who stole Weihnachten

The Grinch who stole Weihnachten

O Tannenbaum, your price is so uninviting!

O Tannenbaum, your price is so uninviting!

Partying like it’s 1989

Partying like it’s 1989