China to overtake US as main recipient of German electric exports Deutsche Welle A ten-year market survey by the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) revealed Monday China had become more and more important as an...
Lerne deutsche Zungenbrecher! Learn German tongue twisters! "Max wachst Wachsmasken" Translation: Max waxes wax masks. What does Max wax? Wax masks Max waxes... (If I didn't speak German, this would sound incredibly silly.
In the last few weeks various students from different groups mentioned to me that they were struggling with the informal plural you, or as I like to call it ‘you lot’ (you wouldn’t say that to business clients when you need the formal you).
The Independent Traveller's Guide: Germany by train The Independent Eurostar is in its 20th year, and at last has started doing something that many travellers would have expected years ago: selling tickets from London to cities in Germany.
When my children were little I knew all about the cartoons they used to watch, but now I feel ‘out of the system’. So whenever I’ve seen children with ‘Peppa Pig’ lunchboxes, clothing, etc … I didn’t know what the attraction was …. until …. I happen to watch a programme. Within minutes, Peppa Pig’s infectious laugh got me hooked. I was hooked even more when I [...]
Most drivers generally zoom along the highway, paying little attention to the surrounding buildings. But the new roadside church in North-Rhine Westphalia, designed by the architectural offices of Schneider+Schumacher, is a real eye-catcher.
Germany’s biggest motoring organisation was embroiled in a worsening and deeply embarrassing scandal today following revelations that its officials had for years massively falsified voting results in the country’s prestigious annual “car of the...
Every year a German organisation declares a word as ‘Unwort des Jahres’, the word of the year which shouldn’t be used. This morning they announced the ‘Unwort des Jahres 2013′. The word this time is Sozialtourismus - social tourism.
Talking Fussball Podcast Talking Fussball: The Bundesliga Show is back to highlight another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action as James is joined in the heart of Bavaria by Jon and Alex to break down a Matchday 24 that was just as fancy and...
It’s raining again! Whether it’s raining where you are or not, we all like to talk (or should I say ‘moan’) about the weather. So, what better time than a rainy day to look at some compound words Although the word rain is ‘der Regen’, compound words which begin with ‘Regen’ aren’t necessarily ‘der’ as the last word within that word will give you the gender of the [...]
The Independent Eddie Izzard: Why the Germans do have a sense of humour The Independent Izzard started the run in January with only two years of high-school German under his belt. His present fluency is nothing short of incredible.
Thanks to picturesque landscapes, prominent cultural heritage sites and the lively club scene in Berlin, Germany has become a magnet for global tourism. In 2013, foreign travelers spent more days here than ever before.
World-renowned puppeteer Uwe Spillmann of Germany didn't use any digital gadgetry Saturday to captivate an audience of children, including a boy who was eager to kiss a wooden pig puppet to see if his smooch would make the porker disappear.
The Local.de Six top tips for job seekers in Germany The Local.de Beyond the general job portals, it's definitely worth checking for industry-specific employment sites in Germany, say for engineers, medical professionals or lawyers.