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16 posts, 19 October
My girls are 3 & 6. Non-German speakers... for now anyway. I'd love to be in Hamburg proper but there are few houses and we really need a garden, also because I do love having BBQs (which I do…
10 posts, 19 October
Is it a 'they make an appointment wherever and whenever they can' (within a month of course) or at your normal place? For example, you develop severe eye problems and they get you an appointment at…
49 posts, 16 October
Am Samstag steht der erste Härtetest für den HRC an, der dänische Meister von 2017 RK Aarhus ist zu Gast im Stadtpark (Saarlandstraße 71). Ankick ist um 15:00 Uhr und bis zu 200 Gäste können, im…
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Germany could reach '20,000 new Covid-19 infections per day' by end of week, warns minister

Pressure is growing on German authorities to stem the spread of coronavirus as the numbers rise.

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EXPLAINED: What might a new lockdown in Germany look like?

EXPLAINED: What might a new lockdown in Germany look like?

On Wednesday Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s 16 state leaders will thrash out a plan to try and slow the spread of coronavirus. What kind of lockdown ideas will be on the table?

What moving to Berlin as a British exchange student during the pandemic taught me

What moving to Berlin as a British exchange student during the pandemic taught me

Moving to another country is a stressful experience at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Eve Bennett reflects on the struggles and the rewards of coming to live in Germany in such an unprecedented year.

Austria blamed for Bavaria’s Covid-19 surge

Austria blamed for Bavaria’s Covid-19 surge

A district administrator in a heavily hit region in German state of Bavaria has said Austria is partly to blame for the rise in infections.

How well is Germany handling the coronavirus second wave?

How well is Germany handling the coronavirus second wave?

How well do you think Germany and the people living here are dealing with the coronavirus resurgence? Here's what you said.

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

German word of the day: Der Spaßvogel

Looking to describe someone who is the life of the party? This fun German compound noun will come in handy.