Ok, ok. We’re aware that the German language doesn’t have much of a reputation for beauty. But the language of Goethe and Schiller can’t be all bad. We’ll even go out on a limb and say there are some words that sound nicer in German than in English. Read on to see if you agree.
Thinking of studying in ‘Schland but don’t know where to start? Dreaming of a Teutonic research trip but not sure of the options? Don’t worry, The Local has done the leg work for you. Check out our list of Germany’s top exchanges, scholarships, fellowships and other career-boosting opportunities.
Feierabend is the name for the time after you finish work; when you switch off your computer, hang up your tools, or get rid of your uniform. And Germans really know how to embrace it.
From being heard in coffee shops to popular TV programmes, "Denglisch" is being used more and more across the country. But is it threatening to kill off German? A linguist sheds light on the phenomenon.
Take this quiz to find out just how German you’ve really become. If you get over 90% you are probably scoffing down pumpernickel at this very moment while memorizing the middle names of the deutsche Mannschaft.
A visit to a Berlin sauna for a hen party challenges a prudish Brit’s boundaries on baring all in public.
Anyone who lives in one of Germany’s larger cities will be aware that rents have been rising sharply in recent years. But what is causing this surge and what can be done? We talked to one of the country’s leading specialists on the rental market to get some answers.
From drinking wine along the Rhine to cheering on the start of the World Cup en masse, June brings some fun and yet distinctly deutsch events.
Even scientific studies suggest that Germans hate empty chit chat. As a Brit whose need to talk about the weather is as good as written in her DNA, Floraidh Clement struggled to break the ice at first.
Scientists tell us that older language learners will struggle against younger peers. But a German language teacher shares how - and why - his older students excel, sometimes ahead of classmates half their age.
Want to know the German cities where it’s easiest to find a craft-brewed beer, drink iced coffee and speak English? Probably the ones most influenced by their large American populations.
Floraidh Clement moved to Berlin with her boyfriend after they both found jobs in the start-up scene. When he found it easy to settle in, she was left feeling resentful.
From using only a fork to separating salad leaves with a knife, several German culinary practices cut into the heart of journalist Rachel Stern's prior American norms.
While there are similarities between applying for jobs in Germany and in other countries, there are differences too. Here’s what you need to know about German language applications to help you nab the job you’ve always wanted.
The clocking is ticking down towards the May 31st deadline to submit tax returns. Here's how to make tax day into your own personal pay day.
Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming in a foreign country when you’re unfamiliar with the language and job market. The Local asked recruitment experts for their best tips on how to impress a potential German employer.
Many Germans love their English words, so much so that they are substituting and sometimes replacing them for their own.
Maybe it is in my blood, or maybe I’ve just been here for too long. But I’ve noticed myself picking up ever more German habits - and I’m not sure I’m happy about it, writes Jörg Luyken.
Keen on exchanging your driving licence for a German one or learning how to drive in Germany? Reporter Shelley Pascual, who has been through the process, picks through the trickiest parts of the bureaucracy.
In 2017 the number of people in Germany who aren't German citizens reached a record high. But in which cities and states do they live exactly, and what are the largest foreign communities?
From the price of cigarettes to the availability of your Netflix account, here are all the things that are changing in Germany in March 2018.