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Living in Germany: foods that are tastier than they sound

You can argue about just how tasty German cuisine is. But these dishes have such quirky names, you just have to sink your teeth into them. Here’s a look at our favorite 10 unusually named dishes that are tastier than they sound […]

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Living in Germany: survival guide to supermarkets

Surprised by details Germans take for granted, some newcomers are shocked by the country’s supermarket culture. Here is a survival guide to supermarkets from a self-declared grocery shopping expert from Canada, who learned the hard way

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Living in Germany: the best chocolates ranked

What do the best chocolates taste like? A German consumer foundation put 25 milk chocolate brands — including Milka, Lindt and Merci – through rigorous testing and tasting […]

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Living in Germany: What makes a book prize-worthy?

What makes a book prize-worthy? DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize […]

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Living in Germany: fascination with saving money

Germans not only have been saving more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications than those numbers would reveal […]

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Living in Germany: 10 myths about culture 

Culture is one of the driving engines for German soft power. The federal and state governments invest more than 10 billion euros annually in cultural endeavors like youth theaters, music schools, chamber orchestras, renovations of historical buildings or museum expansions. That adds up to 123 euros per citizen – the cost of a mid-sized Ikea bookshelf […]

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Living in Germany: Currywurst still favourite food

Germans love a good sausage, particularly if it’s covered in a reddish sauce and served with crinkly chips, known as Currywurst.

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Living in Germany: hiking as a national pastime

Hiking, or Wandern in German, is the most popular outdoor activity in the country, with 68 percent of Germans every year hitting an extensive 200,000-kilometer (125,000-mile) trail network. In all, Germans hike 370 million times per year, spend €7.8 billion ($9.3 billion) every year for hiking trips (plus another €3.7 billion on gear), and 58 percent of that on gastronomy […]

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Internet in Brazil: access through TV is already higher than for Tablets

The survey found an increase in the number of households with Internet access, which increased from 63.6% in 2016 to 70.5% in 2017. Television was used for network connections in 10.6% of households.

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Economy in Brazil: Four in ten Brazilians default their loan payments

According to SPC Brazil and CNDL, there are 55.3 million Brazilians in debt. In April/2015, the number of borrowers rose by 3.77%, added retailers.