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Nationwide warning day

A nationwide warning day will be held for the first time on September 10, 2020, and from then on will be held every second...

Tourism in Upper Bavaria: Munich is not yet recovering

Upper Bavaria is still a popular travel destination. A study by the tourism association now shows: the rural regions are...

Germany Private Health Insurance Company List

Germany private health insurance is a topic which needs to be understood and addressed by anyone thinking of moving to...

Ban on accommodation in Bavaria

Since Thursday (25 June), a ban on accommodation has been in force in Bavaria for people from particularly affected...

Bundestag decides further corona financial aid

The German state has decided to provid even greater support for working parents, employees on short-time work and...

Violence against men: Nuremberg Caritas offers shelter

The Nuremberg Caritas needs more housing for men who are victims of domestic violence. The charity has set up a flat where...

Changes coming into effect in May in Germany

From 1 May, several regulations and changes will come into force in Germany that affect the everyday life of many...

Bavaria loosens restrictions slightly

Following yesterday's announcements by the German Federal Government, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder today...

Sister Act: Bavarian nuns donate toilet paper

During the corona crisis, many affected countries face various problems. Most of these issues are similar, such as exit...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Coronavirus: New Rules in Bavaria

Prime Minister Markus Söder has declared an emergency in Bavaria because of the corona virus. What this means, which...

Norilsk Nickel, BASF and Fortum to build a battery recycling center in Finland

Using metals from recycled batteries to produce battery materials offers significant CO2 reduction in the production of...

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...

Flood of pizza boxes in German cities

In urban parks and green spaces, the waste from to-go packaging is piling up. Especially the bulky pizza boxes are a...

IGel-Report 2020 of the health insurance association

Three out of four patients are familiar with individual health services (IGeL) in a doctor's practice. IGeL, which can do...

Housing construction booming despite Corona

In May 2020, the construction of a total of 32,000 apartments was approved in Germany. According to provisional data, the...

Police chase gun nut in Black Forest

An armed man threatened police officers in Oppenau in the Black Forest on Sunday and took their weapons. The 31-year-old...

No subway between Universitaet and Muenchner Freiheit for ten weeks

From Monday, 13.07.2020, the switch system at Münchner Freiheit will be renewed. Due to the construction work, the...

No boat trips on the Isar

Due to the heavy rainfalls of the last days, the water level of the Isar river has increased dramtically. Furthermore, the...

The 10 best private health insurance providers in Germany

In a recent study from March 2020, the German Society for Consumer studies (DtGV) examined how good the price-performance...

Germany implements 130B Corona recovery package

The federal and state governments are launching an economic stimulus package worth 130 billion euros to combat the...

The counter-coronavirus measures of former USSR countries

An epicenter of the COVID-19 is shifting from west to east and the danger for Eastern Europe is getting bigger every day....
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Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

Tax collapse due to corona pandemic in Germany

Taxes are collapsing because of the Corona pandemic. According to tax estimators, the federal, state and local governments...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

Masks compulsory from 27 April

With the first reduction of the corona restrictions in Bavaria, Minister President Markus Söder announced today in the...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Corona Crisis: many industries desperately seeking employees

Shops and restaurants have closed, events are cancelled, factories lack supplies for their production. The corona crisis...

Extension but no tightening of Corona measures in Bavaria

As Bavarias Prime Minister Markus Söder announced in a press conference today, the restrictions on public life that are...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Corona and its Effect on the German Health Care System

The corona virus is testing the health systems of many countries. Hospitals in northern Italy are currently working at the...

Corona Crisis: Drastic Restrictions Nationwide

The German federal government and the federal states have today adopted Germany-wide "guidelines" to limit social contacts...

School closings in Bavaria: The decisions at a glance

No classes at schools, closed kindergartens, a severely restricted right to visit hospitals and care facilities: Bavaria...

Coronavirus Impact On Tokyo 2020

As the Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China and has killed at least 3,120 people around the globe, spreads, a lot...

International Motor Show (IAA) to take place in Munich from 2021

Munich has been awarded the contract for the largest motor show in Europe, the International Motor Show IAA, as the German...

56th Munich Security Conference from February 14th to 16th

When politicians from all over the world come to Munich for the security conference next weekend, around 3,900 police...

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...