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How to Adapt to Life as an Expat in Germany – TransferWise

Germany is now the second most popular destination in the world for immigration, putting it just behind the United States. The 'European Blue Card' legislation...
The apartment building where Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr was arrested.

Syrian Terror Suspect Caputured by Syrian Refugees – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Syrian refugees on Sunday night captured a man suspected of planning a terror attack in Germany, tied him up and turned him over to...

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich’s Metro – CityLab

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system in an interview that first appeared on the CityLab website. The Munich...
Munich Artists Playing Cards

Interview: Elizabeth Hughes, the Artist Behind the “Munich Artists Playing Cards” Project

MUNICH -- (MunichNOW Arts & Culture) -- There has been a palpable buzz in the Munich Artists community over their latest project "Munich Artists...
Five free things to do in Munich

Five Free or Nearly Free Things to Do in Munich

We list five fun free (or very cheap) things to do in the city of Munich, Germany. Stroll Around the English Garden This beautiful, city centre...

A Weekend in Münich — Among the Peonies

This weekend, I went to Münich for the opening day of Oktoberfest. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what the experience would be like,...
Refugees at Munich’s main train station last year. German civil society is trying hard to make sure the migration phenomenon ends on a positive note. Photograph: Nicolas Armer/EPA

Merkel’s Refugee Policy Must Succeed – for Europe’s Sake

There is an admirable calm in Angela Merkel that contrasts immensely with the bluster and hysteria that has come to dominate a lot of...

Interview: Munich’s Goal is All Renewable Energy by 2025

MUNICH, Germany -- Stadtwerke Munchen, Germany's biggest city-owned electric utility, is playing the leading role in a country where electricity and gas markets have...
O R A N G E I S T H E N E W B LA C K (reflected)

Munich: U-bahn — Discover

Li Shen’s striking photo of an empty U-bahn station in Munich, Germany, is moody, graphic, and delightfully retro-futuristic. via Munich: U-bahn — Discover
German children receive a schultute before their first day of school

Why Germans Give Their Kids Paper Cones on the First Day of School

Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like graduation or a wedding. Parents invest lots...
The Big Red Ring .. Munich NOW

The Ring: A Sculpture by Marco Staccioli

MUNICH - (MunichNOW Arts & Culture) -- The ring is a sculpture by the artist Mauro Staccioli at the intersection Elisenstraße and Luisenstraße street at...
Welcome to Bavaria

Bavaria Online Magazine

Very informative online magazine about Bavaria from the Bavarian Tourist Board http://issuu.com/bayerntourismus/docs/mein_bayern_international_einzelsei/20?e=11431677/34243123