Katja Wolf, mayor of the town of Eisenach in the central German state of Thuringia, has been sued by a member of her city council for refusing to shake his hand.
International students from around the world often jump at the chance to study in the US. So why is that some American students are defecting to study in Sweden instead?
We asked our readers what surprised them most about working and living in Europe. This is what they had to say.
Baden-Württemberg has low unemployment and high creativity. Plus, the state holds the record for longest lifespans in all of Germany. Here are a few maps to explain.
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Frankfurt is anything but a dull finance center. Find out what two Frankfurt School alumni have to say about their city.
Plans to offer school pupils and trainees in Munich a €365 ticket have been given the green light.
A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.
Brexit is prompting UK families to relocate to the EU. We spoke to one family who moved to Germany over concerns about medical shortages in the event of a no-deal.
Here in the waning weeks of 2019, it’s natural to look back at the decade that’s drawing to an end. But the close of a decade is not just about looking backward - it’s also a good time to consider what the next ten years have in store.
Mainstream parties have ruled out working with the far-right AfD. But now CDU officials in Thuringia say talks with the anti-immigration party shouldn't be ruled out. Is the tide turning?
This year there will be a ban on fireworks on Hamburg's Jungfernstieg, a promenade that stretches through the centre of the city.
Sooner or later, every international in Germany will have to make a doctor’s appointment. This can be especially challenging if you’re not well acquainted with German, or how Germany’s unique system works.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition faces a "stress test" from Friday as the weakened Social Democrats kick off a crunch congress to discuss their next move under a new, more radical leadership.
The Christmas holidays offer students many flexible job opportunities in industries which can help to sharpen transferrable skills. Here's where - and how - to apply.
We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, July Rocha from Aracaju, northeastern Brazil, showed us her Hamburg.
It's that time of year when many of us are coming down with the flu. But if you know these laws you’ll be okay.
On the eve of International Men’s Day (November 19th), we take a look at government statistics showing the proportion of men and women in various careers in Germany.
Hopefully you haven't forgotten to polish your shoes. Because today is Saint Nicholas Day!
German Unity Day falls on Thursday. Did you know these facts about reunification and 'der Tag der deutschen Einheit'?
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.
The majority of Italians would like to keep their EU membership, but half are also yearning for a "strongman" leader, according to the latest national Censis poll
German is not always the most intuitive language in the world, and looking for a job can leave you lost in a sea of unfamiliar vocabulary. So here’s a chance to brush up on some of the words you’ll need most when you go job-hunting.
The number of Brits moving to Germany is going up, a new study that shows the impact of Brexit on UK nationals has revealed.
Each December 6th, children in Germany celebrate 'St. Nikolaus Day'. But why does the Santa look-alike come so early and why do all the children place their shoes outside their front doors on the evening before? The Local has the lowdown.