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Weekend Wanderlust: An ancient seat of wealth and power in Braunschweig

Weekend Wanderlust: An ancient seat of wealth and power in Braunschweig

This oft-overlooked city played a key role in European power for several centuries - and is still well worth a visit.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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'Brexit will hinder AfD success': What you need to know about the EU elections in Germany

'Brexit will hinder AfD success': What you need to know about the EU elections in Germany

Who's going to be the big winners and losers of the Euro elections in Germany? What do voters care about? Our analysis breaks the important points down for you.

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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Merkel says she 'respects' Theresa May's decision to resign

Merkel says she 'respects' Theresa May's decision to resign

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday took note of the decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign "with respect", saying that they shared a "good and trusting" working relationship.

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.

 
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'Shame on you': German police officer praised for confronting prying drivers

'Shame on you': German police officer praised for confronting prying drivers

A police officer’s response to drivers who slowed down and tried to photograph a fatal car accident in Bavaria has gone viral. The officer said he was illustrating the "bitter reality" of traffic fatalities.

Five delicious breads you have to try in Germany

Five delicious breads you have to try in Germany

Did you know there are 3,200 different types of bread in Germany? To celebrate German Bread Day here are some of our favourites.

German YouTuber shakes up mainstream politics with viral video

German YouTuber shakes up mainstream politics with viral video

A YouTube video calling out the German government for “gross incompetence” has gone viral – and provoked angry responses from leading politicians.

EXPLAINED: How (and where) to enroll in a Master's program in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How (and where) to enroll in a Master's program in Germany

A total of 374,583 foreign students enrolled for higher education in German universities in the last semester of 2018. One recent international Master's graduate shares words of wisdom about how you can join the ranks.

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

The Local's #MyGermany series invites you to take over our Instagram account and show the world your Germany.

Overnight queues and complex rules: What Germany's immigration offices are really like
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Overnight queues and complex rules: What Germany's immigration offices are really like

From extreme queues and inconsistent rules to frustrating bureaucracy, the Ausländerbehörde is unavoidable for many internationals in Germany. We spoke to readers to hear their experiences.

Looking for work in Germany? Check out The Local's new job site

Looking for work in Germany? Check out The Local's new job site

The Local has just launched a new site offering thousands of job opportunities for international talent in Germany.

How to use the unusual German phrase '08/15'

How to use the unusual German phrase '08/15'

Today’s phrase of the day might seem like an arbitrary number – but it is far more than that.

The ultimate guide to Germany's top Euro election candidates
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The ultimate guide to Germany's top Euro election candidates

The European elections are less than a month away and all EU citizens (probably even Brits) will have a chance to vote. We take a look at the German runners and riders.

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

'I thought I would die': Italian journalist in hospital after assault by riot police

'I thought I would die': Italian journalist in hospital after assault by riot police

Journalist Stefano Origone told of being brutally beaten by riot police while reporting in Genova.

 

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Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé
FOR MEMBERS

Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé

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.

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Whether you're bringing your furry friend from abroad or planning to adopt one, here are some key things you should know about having pets in Germany.


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