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Halloween in Germany: the scariest time of the year?
It’s on again on October 31st: It’s Halloween. But while Americans are becoming nervous about the upcoming celebrations, the...
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How to study in Germany: What do I need?
What You'll Need To Study in Germany So you've decided you want to study in Germany. But how to best go about it? What do you need? What do you...
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Electronic music in Germany: the story
The early Years When it comes to electronic music, Germany is not only an early adapter but a country of pioneers. German technicians and...
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Heinrich Schliemann - 19th Century Trump?
Heinrich Schliemann was quite possibly an early version of Donald Trump, German style. On the one hand, he certainly contributed to archeological...
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The advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat
Many students in Germany don’t live on their own or at their parent’s house. They mostly live together with at least one roommate in a...
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What has the EU ever done for us?
Is the European Union (EU) all worth it or is it just a big, costly, sluggish, and bureaucratic super-entity? For me it’s clear, I can't...
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The story of why Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany
In today's Germany, the outright denial and even the trivialization of the Holocaust in public is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in...
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10 Facts about Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin you didn't know
The first flight took place in 1909. It was made by the French aviator Armand Zipfel. Zipfel was born in Lyon and learned about mechanics in his...
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German soccer teams: the story of HSV and Hoffenheim
The Bundesliga Dinosaur – Hamburger Sportverein German Soccer teams: The Hamburger Sportverein or short HSV is a very special club indeed....
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Germans want to put a cap on CEO salaries
It’s been just over a year since the German government, introduced a national minimum wage. A survey by Die Zeit indicates that almost half...
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Greetings in German
Greetings. We all use them in some form or another – whether it's a polite formality or an enthusiastic meeting with a friend you haven't...
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8 German startups to watch this year
Since the beginning of the European debt crisis, the continent has been undergoing a startup revolution. And with its economy steadily expanding,...
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