Germany Health Insurance

Changes in the German healthcare system 2020

The year 2020 will bring some changes in the German health care system. We have briefly summarized the most important...

All I want for Christmas is - wood!

If you are on the search for a very special Christmas present or a gift for any other occasion of the year such as Easter,...

Britons want British expats in Germany to help save the UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners in Britain are appealing to British expats in Germany to help save the UK. The...

Digital Supply Act introduced in Germany

The Bundestag has passed a bill for more digitalization in health care. The so-called Digital Supply Act...

Debate about gamer scene in Germany

Because the perpetrator of the Synagogue attack in Halle had staged his right-wing extremist motivated attack like a...

Rent caps extended to 2025 upon Bundestag approval

The Cabinet has initiated plans to allow the capping of rent increases to continue for another five years....

Oktoberfest Rules

If you are planning to attend this years Oktoberfest, then here are the golden rules every visitor should know: 1....

MVG warning strike on Tuesday - S-Bahn not affected

Public transport users in Munich will have to adjust tomorrow (July 9th 2019) to the fact that buses, trams and subways...

Japan starts commercial whaling again

In recent years, whales have been hunted by Japanese whalers, at least officially, for research purposes only. After Tokyo...

Police Terrorism Exercises Planned for Hauptbahnhof

During the night from the 7th May to the 8th of May 2019, a police security exercise will take place at Hauptbahnhof,...

Frühlingsfest 2019 (Spring Festival 2019)

Every year, the munich Frühlingsfest officially initiates the Bavarian fair-season and drives thousands of visitors to...

Bodycams for Bavarian Police

Following the successful completion of a pilot project, the Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann today launches the...

Munich Security Conference 2019

At the 55th Munich Security Conference in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof from 15.-17.2.2019, politicians from all over the...

Save the bees petition kicks off in Bavaria

From today onwards, entitled voters can register in the town halls for the Volksbegehren "Biodiversity - Save the...

S-Bahn delays caused by maintenance work

Due to short-term overhead line work between Munich-Isartor and Munich-Marienplatz on January 21st 2019, there are still...

Amazon Strike in Germany

In the middle of the Christmas business period, a multi-day strike of workers at the mail order company Amazon started in...

Oktoberfest 2018

2018 Oktoberfest
This year the 185th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from 22 September to 07 October 2018 with both brand new...

Train Crash in Aichach leaves 2 dead and 14 injured

Late on Monday evening, a moving passenger train collided with a stationary freight train which was on the same track. The...

Bye Bye, Obikes!

Obikes leave Munich
Rental bike provider Obike from Singapore has started to withdraw a large part of their fleet from Munich. From the end of...

Public Services on Strike - Verdi

The German labor union Verdi has announced a nationwide strike throughout Bavaria from Tuesday (March 20th 2018) to...

Germanwings Strike Action for New Years

The airline trade union UFO has called on flight attendants of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike. A...

Introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act

Germany facilitates immigration for skilled workers from abroad with the introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act,...

Ban on New Year's Eve fireworks in many German cities

This New Year's Eve will be different for many, as a lot of the big cities in Germany set stricter guidelines in terms of...

Capitalism not the cause of environmental destruction

Speaking on November 25 in the European Parliament (EP), left wing politician Mick Wallace voiced a hopelessly misguided...

Football - Germany Legends vs England Legends

On November 26th at 1900 Wacker-Arena in Burghausen is set to Host an epic International Footballing Showdown. A star...

Munich to host European Championships 2022

Munich is hosting another major event in the summer of 2022: the city has been awarded the contract for the European...

Lufthansa flight attendants on strike again

The flight attendant's union UFO has again called for a two-day strike at Lufthansa. Affected are all departures from...

Lufthansa strikes latest

The union UFO has called flight attendants in Munich and Frankfurt out on a five-hour strike next Sunday.  For updates...

Health insurance for foreigners in Germany

Since 2009 it is mandatory for every person with a permanent residence in Germany to have health insurance. Health...

Is it worth taking out private health insurance?

In Germany, health insurance is legally mandatory. For residents of the country, there are normally two main types of...

Side-effect free ways to reduce depression

For Michael Phelps, depression is both a problem that many athletes face and also a personal challenge. Despite being the...

Airport S-Bahn Delays

Foreigners arriving or leaving Munich airport for the Oktoberfest have to swap trains for buses on Friday morning and...
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Oktoberfest 2019

The 2019 Oktoberfest season starts again on September 21st and lasts till October 6th. Next to the old-established beer...

Police call for witnesses in suspected murder case

According to a press release from the Bavarian Police from July 22nd 2019, a missing case in Munich Ramersdorf has led to...

Working-age population to decrease by 6 million by 2035

The aging of the population in Germany will continue to increase despite high net immigration and higher birth rates. Over...

New laws and regulations in Germany from July 1st 2019

Many new laws and regulations are coming into effect in Germany from July 1st 2019. Here's a list of the most important...

E-Scooters in Germany

From June 15th 2019, E-Scooters are officially allowed on the streets of Germany. As the country is infamous for its...
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Munich: S-Bahn main line blocked on the weekend

Due to maintenance work the main S-Bahn line between Pasing and Ostbahnhof will be completely closed from Friday, May 10th...

Flex-Parking - an experiment in Munich

The city of Munich launches a nationwide one-off pilot trial called Flex-Parking in which bicycles and cars alternate on...

Referendum against rent increases announced for Bavaria

The Munich Tenants' Association "DMB Mieterverein München e.V." wants to attain a stop for rent increases in Bavaria, and...

Indian Man Stabbed to Death

Donauwörth: An Indian couple have been attacked near their home in Donauwörth by their neighbour. The attack...

Job cuts at Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group plans to cut an additional 5,000 to 7,000 jobs over the next five years for its core brand VW...

The Reality of Brexit May Not be as Bad for Bavaria as Speculation Suggests

As Brexit looms like the sword of Damocles, economic analysts are bracing for the next chapter in the European Union's...

Billions for research funding

The German government wants to promote research and development in German companies with billions of taxpayers' money -...

Public services on strike in Germany

Due to the public service tariff conflict in German states, restrictions in public offices, schools and university...

German wakeboard team head to Argentina

Bremen / Argentina - Pleasant 23 to 25 degrees are currently recorded in Buenos Aires. The wakeboard national team will...

Speed limit reprieve on German motorways

The Federal Government of Germany has clearly rejected a general speed limit on German motorways. There would be more...

How Dangerous is a Headline?

In the golden age of printed newspapers, the headline was designed to capture the reader's attention and promise something...

Surplus of public health insurance has risen to 21 billion euros

The statutory health insurance funds achieved a surplus of around EUR 1.86 billion in the first three quarters of the...

UPDATE: German Airports on strike

UPDATE: The warning strikes of the security personnel at German airports continues. On Tuesday January 15th 2019...
Deutsche Bahn Strikes

New Strikes Planned for Germany

The latest negotiations between Deutsche Bahn and the German railway and transport union have reached an impasse this...

German murder trial against nurse begins

It is the biggest murder trial in German post-war history; the former nurse Niels Högel is said to have killed at least...

Side effect-free ways to reduce depression

For Michael Phelps, depression is both a problem that many athletes face and also a personal challenge. Despite being the...

Warning strikes announced for public transport

As already announced yesterday by The Munich Eye, the German union Verdi has now also called on employees of the Munich...

Can We Expect To See Bayern Munich Win The Champions League?

So, we're down to the last four in this season's Champions League competition and already talk has begun about who will...

Terror Attack Training Planned for Hauptbahnhof

Munich police will engage in a terrorist response training exercise during the night from Tuesday, 17 April 2018 to...
Germany Airport Strike

Germany Airport Strikes in Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Cologne

Germany Airport Strikes in Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and CologneVerdi, a major German union, is demanding a 6 percent...
S-Bahn Maintenance Schedule

S-Bahn Main Line Closures 2018

In 2018 a lot of inconveniences can be expected for passengers of the Deutsche Bahn and especially the S-Bahn, as the...

Institutionalist Ciudadanos won the election, but pro independence parties retain majority

Ines Arrimadas, leader of Ciudadanos with 37 seats obtained most of the support from voters (25,3), but it wasn´t...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...