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36 posts, 11 February
Our group continues to gather regularly to play the Legend of the Five rings. I'm also running a 7th ed Call of Cthulhu games from time to time. We gather in Bad Homburg (20 minutes S-Bahn from…
2 posts, 10 February
There is now a British Freemasons Lodge meeting regularly in central Frankfurt. If you are already a freemason and wish to link up please send me a personal message. If you are interested in…
16 posts, 28 January
Fire fighters will use water on a normal car. They are not keen to do that on an e-car. And this option doesn't apply in an underground parking. That's my question. And nobody asked about…
3 posts, 19 January
The CEFR classification is normally applied for adults, and kids learn differently so need differently orientated classes. So I think if you search for A1 for kids you won't have much luck. And…
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Germany's conservatives launch race to replace Merkel

The search for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's eventual successor begins in earnest this week, as her centre-right CDU party opens the race to elect a new leader after her heir apparent stepped down.

Calls for U-Bahn to help deliver packages in Germany

Calls for U-Bahn to help deliver packages in Germany

In order to address a boom in online shipping and corresponding traffic blockages, German transport minister Andreas Scheuer has an unusual proposal: delivering the packages by U-Bahn.

Should Germany get rid of private health insurance?

Should Germany get rid of private health insurance?

There are fresh calls for reform on Germany's dual health system after a new study found many people would benefit if private health insurance was abolished.

German word of the day: Jein

German word of the day: Jein

Before the days of Cro and Sido, the most influential name in German hip-hop was the Hamburg-based band Fettes Brot. So much so, we can thank one of their popular anthems for sprouting today’s 'word of the day': Jein.

Over 100 released from coronavirus quarantine near Frankfurt airport

Over 100 released from coronavirus quarantine near Frankfurt airport

Over a hundred German nationals were Sunday released from quarantine at a military base near Frankfurt airport, two weeks after flying in from the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Update: German far-right group

Update: German far-right group 'planned Christchurch-style mosque attacks'

Members of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a government spokesman said Monday.