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Andrew Eames

Berlin: still a work in progress

It’s not pretty, and it’s still a building site, so why is it so appealing?

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Talk your way out of recession

Suddenly it seems that everybody wants to learn German. Except us.

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Are Germans taking over America?

The latest census figures appear to show that they are.

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Busking in the Elbe Tunnel

Saw player and singer John Pauline recalls an unusual gig in Hamburg.

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Hut tips for high-level hiking

It’s peak season in the Alps. Magdalena Seifert has some useful advice.

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What the world loves most about Germany

Barbara Geier comments on the results of a survey of the German National Tourist Board

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Do Germans have a sense of humour?

Germany may be serious-minded, but it also loves a good laugh, says Dr Angela Schattner of the German Historical Institute in London.

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Wa-hey! It’s spargel time!

Translator Susanne Pleines lifts the lid on a national obsession with (daylight-deprived) asparagus

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Woodcraft nirvana in Saxony

Brian Starbuck stumbles across a whole town dedicated to traditional toys and figures.

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Will I get a Knöllchen for driving too fast?

Do the Germans pursue foreign drivers? Or have I got away with it?

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