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The 187th Oktoberfest will take place in 2022

  The Oktoberfest will return in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to corona (2020, 2021). Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter made the announcement at a news conference on April 29, 2022.  The Wiesn tapping will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The world’s largest folk festival will then be reopened by […]

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Covid-19 rates rise sharply to highest in Germany

On Monday, Germany set a new record for the number of cases reported in the previous week, as cold weather forces more people indoors and vaccine attempts falter, repositioning Europe as the pandemic’s epicenter. This fourth wave of infection is posing a challenge to a government in transition, with three parties trying to form the […]

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Germany: The most enchanting castles in Bavaria

Spend some time in Bavaria if you want to feel like you’re in a fantasy. Bavaria is one of Germany‘s most popular tourist destinations, with its distinct local culture, famous festivals, and breathtaking mountain scenery.  Hofbräuhaus, a tourist favorite in Munich, serves delectable sausages and beer.    Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s mountaintop residence, is […]

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Germany eases restrictions on European travelers

  Due to the introduction of the more infectious delta form of COVID-19, Germanysaid Tuesday that it is easing travel restrictions on the UnitedKingdom and four other European countries. Britain, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal have been reduced from the highest danger category of “regions of particular concern” to “high-incidence areas,” according to the Robert […]

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Germany allows entry to vaccinated tourists from June 25

  The Germangovernment has agreed to allow third-country visitors who have been vaccinated with one of the Coronavirus vaccines certified by the European Medicines Agency to enter the country (EMA). If 14 days have elapsed since they were vaccinated, fully vaccinated third-country visitors will be able to enter German territory, even for non-essential activities such […]

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Rules for travel to and from Germany

Since July 2020, Germany has begun to allow entry from a number of nations. Non-EU nationals, on the other hand, are now unable to visit the country for tourism reasons. According to the German Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Home Affairs, European Union Member States and Schengen-associated nations, such as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and […]

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Germany: Catholic progressives will bless gay marriages

  Germany’s strong Catholic progressives are publicly defying a new Holy See declaration that priests cannot bless same-sex unions by doing so at services in more than 100 independent churches around the country this week.   The blessings at open worship services are the latest response from German Catholics to a document issued by the […]

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Germany sees significant increase in far-right crimes

  Last year, Germany experienced a significant increase in politically motivated attacks, with far-right backers committing a record number of offenses, according to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.   Far-right offenses increased by almost 6% to 23,064, accounting for more than half of all politically related attacks, the largest number since police began tracking such statistics […]

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Germany: Lockdown until June due to high covid positivity rate

Despite tighter controls, Germany‘s coronavirus infection rate increased over the weekend, and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he did not foresee any changes until the end of May. “We need a timeline for getting back to normal life,” Scholz told Bild amSonntag, “because it has to be a roadmap that won’t have to be reversed […]

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Germany: Clashes between police and anti-lockdown protesters

  As the lower house of parliament Bundestag debates additions to the Infection Protection Act, members of the police stand watch as citizens rally against government efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, April 21, 2021.   On Wednesday, police clashed with demonstrators in Berlin, attempting to disperse a […]

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Germany: BMW to go half electric by 2030

  BMW predicts that by 2030, at least half of its sales will be zero-emission vehicles. In the race to embrace cleaner driving, this goal is set more conservatively than some competitors.    In the short term, the German automaker expected on Wednesday that this year’s pre-tax profits will grow substantially, with strong performance in […]

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