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Brexit Day
January 31st 2020. Today is Brexit Day, and with less than an hour to go until the appointed hour — midnight on mainland Europe (where I...
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Dual Citizenship in Germany - Life with two Passports
Dual Citizenship in Germany is a frequently discussed topic in German politics, especially when elections draw near. Conservative and right-wing...
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Getting married in Germany: A Primer
If you are thinking about getting married in Germany, or if you are considering a civil partnership there, prepare yourself for some formalities...
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A Short History of German Space Travel
To be honest, when I first had the idea of writing about German space travel, I didn’t think that there would be a lot to write about. I...
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How to use Public Transport in Germany without Schwarzfahren
Getting around in a city you don’t know can’t be much easier than by just using public transport. Every major town and almost all the...
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The Bonn Women's Museum - World's first squatted Museum
Marianne Pitzen is a self-effacing artist who found a need and filled it. Pitzen was born in Stuttgart on 29 May 1948 and held her first official...
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Types of Companies in Germany
OHG! This Guy listed different Types of Companies in Germany, you won’t believe what happened next... When moving to Germany in order to...
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Getting married and wedding traditions in Germany
Wedding Traditions in Germany: Getting married in Germany involves going to the magistrate's office (Standesamt) because only marriages performed...
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Bakeries in Germany - Backwaren
Täglich Brot – German bakeries When you ask German expats what they are missing most since they have left their country, they will...
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The Pinakothek Museum in Munich
The Pinakothek Museum: Munich has a wealth of superb museums, of which three stand out as particularly spectacular jewels in an inspiring cultural...
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Why are British Jews applying for German Citizenship?
Almost Unthinkable – Jewish UK-Citizens apply for German Passports Somewhat 72 years after the end of World War II, hundreds of Jewish...
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The life of Helmut Schmidt - An Obituary
Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany between May, 1974, and October, 1982, died 10 November 2015.  Yesterday would have been his 99th...
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