These are the 15 most romantic towns to visit in Germany


  Every year millions of tourists flock to big cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. But for anyone seeking something a little more picturesque and authentic, here are 15 of the most romantic towns and small cities in Germany. By: Anja Samy/The Local Germany   1. Bamberg (nearest city – Nuremberg) Like Rome, this smallContinue reading “These are the 15 most romantic towns to visit in Germany”

German project spotlights happiness through the eyes of a child


By: Rachel Stern/The Local Germany What is a happy day for you? To find the best answers, dance teacher Karina Sillmann began asking the children, ages 7-12, in her class in Aschaffenburg near Frankfurt. Even over the holidays, amid the gift-giving and glittering Christmas markets, happiness for them boiled down to the immaterial. One girlContinue reading “German project spotlights happiness through the eyes of a child”

Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world, Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impressionContinue reading “Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!


Yes, your next NEXT car will be electric.   A report from research firm,Bloomberg New Energy Finance says by 2022,” the report says, the cost of ownership of battery electric vehicles will fall below that of an internal combustion engine vehicle.  Bloomberg projects by 2040 25% of the cars globally will be electric. In 2016, nearlyContinue reading “Zzzzzz Your next-NEXT car will be Electric!”

Meet the matchmaker hooking up US soldiers with German women


Matchmaker Jessica Dreyer. Photo: private By: Emma Anderson/The Local With thousands of American military members and personnel in the Wiesbaden (Germany) community, there is certainly a market for foreign singles looking to settle in. And that’s where matchmaker Jessica Dreyer steps in. When Wiesbaden native Jessica Dreyer started working at the US Army Europe headquartersContinue reading “Meet the matchmaker hooking up US soldiers with German women”

Eight weird habits you’ll pick up in Germany


In Germany men sit down when taking a pee. Photo: DPA When you go back the homeland for your Christmas hols don’t be surprised if people look at you a bit funny – you’ve probably picked up one of these peculiarly German habits. Not crossing the street until it’s green Berlin’s famous Ampelmann. Photo: DPAContinue reading “Eight weird habits you’ll pick up in Germany”

Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report


Refugees from Afghanistan train in Jena to learn metalworking. Photo: DPA. The number of employed refugees in Germany will exceed those out of work within the next two years, according to a new report.   By the end of 2018, some 410,000 refugees will have jobs in Germany, newspaper Bild reports, citing a new studyContinue reading “Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out: report”

Germany’s answer to the Sydney Opera House opens its doors


Over budget and six years late, not everyone is pleased with Hamburg’s new architectural landmark, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. But, the building’s dynamic and dramatic design is certainly extraordinary, and it has created some incredible inside spaces. Opens January 11 in Hanberg Germany (click website below for concert info) https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/elbphilharmonie

Iran’s media considers German female minister a man, sparking outrage over handshake


German minister welcomes anti-Israel and anti-US Iranian minister. Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar. (photo credit:REUTERS) Iran’s press and social media users blasted a handshake between Germany’s Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks and Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar on Thursday. The Iranian news outlet IRIB reported that Ebtekar shook a man’s hand while visiting herContinue reading “Iran’s media considers German female minister a man, sparking outrage over handshake”

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall


King penguins in Berlin zoo in 2014. File photo: DPA Two male king penguins who didn’t quite live up to their keepers’ plans for them to go forth and multiply have been moved from Berlin to Hamburg zoo. “They’re gay, as far as we know,” said Berlin Zoo spokeswoman Christiane Reiss of penguins Stan andContinue reading “Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall”