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Subscribe to The Local’s new Germany in Focus podcast

This week sees the launch of The Local’s brand new podcast, Germany in Focus. Listen to the trailer and subscribe now to get the first episode delivered to your favourite podcast platform on Friday. 

Subscribe to The Local's new Germany in Focus podcast

The new weekly podcast is hosted by editor Rachel Loxton who will chat each week with The Local’s journalists and expert commentators about the news stories and other aspects of life in Germany that most affect foreigners living here. 

In the first episode we’ll chat about the energy crisis and what Germany is doing to help people out with spiralling energy bills. We’ll also discuss whether German employers will really have to start recording working hours, the return of Oktoberfest, and plans for a follow-up to the €9 rail ticket.

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We’re very excited to launch the podcast and look forward to getting your feedback so we can make sure you’re getting what you need. 

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PODCAST: What’s going on with Germany’s housing market and can tourists get the €49 ticket?

In this week's episode we talk about the €49 transport ticket launch date and if visitors to Germany can get it, the rising cost of beer, falling property prices and if it's a good time to buy, layoffs in the tech sector and the German film nominated for nine Oscars.

PODCAST: What’s going on with Germany’s housing market and can tourists get the €49 ticket?

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In the latest episode, host Rachel Loxton is joined by journalists Imogen Goodman and Aaron Burnett, as well as experienced mortgage broker Peter Kleinwächter at MLP Financial Consultants and culture and history writer Mike Stuchbery. 

Germany’s €49 monthly transport ticket will start on May 1st. We discuss all the details we know so far, how the states are already planning different processes and if tourists and visitors to Germany will be able to get it. 

Consumers in Germany have been dealing with lots of price rises on products in the past year. We talk about whether this will continue this year, and why beer is (sadly) going up in price. 

Next we look at why property prices are falling, how it’s affecting rents and we talk to real estate expert Peter Kleinwächter to find out if it’s a good time to buy a home. 

Peter also talks us through some of the factors foreigners in Germany need to consider when buying a home. 

There are lots of job cuts in the tech sector at the moment, including in Germany. We talk about what happens if you lose your job and you have an EU Blue Card.

Lastly, the German film All Quiet on the Western Front is up for nine Oscars. We talk to The Local’s culture and history expert Mike Stuchbery about the significance of the film and book, before discussing some of our favourite German films and TV series.