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Five events not to miss in Germany this weekend

Five events not to miss in Germany this weekend

Whether film festivals, vintage fairs or Oktoberfest parties, there’s lots going on throughout Germany this weekend, September 27th-29th.

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

The Local spoke to the co-founders of Monito, a money transfer comparison site that helps you find the best exchange rate on international money transfers.

 
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'A massive betrayal': UK's no-deal Brexit healthcare pledge for pensioners in EU sparks anger

'A massive betrayal': UK's no-deal Brexit healthcare pledge for pensioners in EU sparks anger

Campaigners for British people living in the EU accused the UK government of a massive betrayal on Monday after it was announced the health costs of pensioners would only be covered for six months in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Germany's becoming more digital by the day. Here are four areas where it's been slow -- and when it will catch up.

 
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'Go East': More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall's fall

'Go East': More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall's fall

For years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the mantra for millions of former East Germans was to "Go West" for better jobs and opportunities. But now the reverse is often the case.

'I took a deep breath': An American's first dip into German nudity
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'I took a deep breath': An American's first dip into German nudity

For one American journalist, swimming in a Berlin lake proved to be the (at times comic) moment of liberation she had hoped for.

Berlin bans rappers from rally over 'anti-Semitic' lyrics

Berlin bans rappers from rally over 'anti-Semitic' lyrics

Berlin authorities barred a planned appearance by two rappers during a pro-Palestinian rally at the Brandenburg Gate on the grounds of "anti-Semitic messages" in their lyrics.

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.

Can Germany overcome speed bumps on road to fight climate change?

Can Germany overcome speed bumps on road to fight climate change?

Germany was an early pioneer in renewable energy and has massively boosted wind and solar power, so why is it bound to miss its self-imposed climate goals for next year?

In numbers: Who are Germany's international students?
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In numbers: Who are Germany's international students?

According to the latest official data, international students now make up nearly 15 percent of Germany's student population. Who are they?

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, July Rocha from Aracaju, northeastern Brazil, showed us her Hamburg.

8 strange superstitions that the Germans hold dearly
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8 strange superstitions that the Germans hold dearly

As it’s the very spooky day of Friday the 13th, we thought we’d take a look at some German superstitions and show you how to save yourself from some very bad luck in the Bundesrepublik.

How Bavaria plans to shake up German working time rules
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How Bavaria plans to shake up German working time rules

The Bavarian state government wants to make rules on rest and maximum working hours more flexible. Here's why.

9 German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s
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9 German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s

Whether you're "settled down" or still figuring out what you want to do with your life, these distinctly German words shed some light on life in your 30s.

Most Germans believe Merkel shaking 'a private issue': poll

Most Germans believe Merkel shaking 'a private issue': poll

Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel's bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday.

From Friedrichstraße to flea markets: 11 essential shopping spots in Berlin

From Friedrichstra?e to flea markets: 11 essential shopping spots in Berlin

An international city with a reputation for style, Berlin is a haven for shopaholics. Here's The Local's guide to some of the best places to shop in the capital city that reflect its range in styles, tastes and creative ideas.

How hygge is misunderstood in the English language (in one Twitter thread)

How hygge is misunderstood in the English language (in one Twitter thread)

An incisive Twitter thread took apart misunderstandings of the concept of hygge and its dubious grammatical usage in English. See whether you agree with the analysis.

 

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Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Thousands of protesters, many on bicycles, gathered in the southern German city of Frankfurt Saturday to protest outside the city's motor show, part of a new wave of environmental activism.

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‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

Removed from their language and culture, many people who first arrive in Germany experience feelings of isolation. The Local has spoken to expats who have struggled with loneliness to find out how they overcame it.

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