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Why Munich is the only city I

Why Munich is the only city I've ever really felt at home

Seven-year resident in Germany and former reporter at The Local, Shelley Pascual, reflects on how her life got a huge upgrade after moving to the Bavarian capital from Berlin last year.

Healthcare in Germany: when do you have to pay extra?
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Healthcare in Germany: when do you have to pay extra?

You can be certain of a high level of healthcare in Germany. But you’ll also sometimes face additional medical bills – with both public and private insurance.

Germany says coronavirus vaccinations could

Germany says coronavirus vaccinations could 'start before end of year'

German Health Minister Jens Spahn has presented a rough timetable on when vaccinations against Covid-19 could start in Germany.

'Bring fuel consumption to zero': Germany steams ahead with new H20-powered train

Germany will trial a new hydrogen-powered train, its state-owned rail company said Monday, signalling a transition away from gas-guzzling diesel engines as it aims for a carbon-neutral future.

What you need to know about proposals to extend Germany

What you need to know about proposals to extend Germany's partial lockdown until December 20th

State leaders in Germany are discussing plans to extend the shutdown ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know.

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Here's how Berlin residents can find out if they're paying too much rent

As the next stage of Berlin's rental cap law begins, the local government has launched a calculator for residents to find out if they are paying too much rent.

Berlin Schönefeld airport set to close in March 2021

Berlin Schönefeld airport set to close in March 2021

Now operating as a terminal in the new BER airport, the former Schönefeld airport is set to stop operations in March 2021 in a bid to cut costs.