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ZEIT Germany

The ZEIT GERMANY family of magazines is expanding. In two unique titles, each published annually, you’ll find everything you need to know about moving to Germany to study, research in a field of science, pursue a corporate career, or even start your own business.

© Julia Sellmann

Jobs: Now hiring

As Germany’s economy enters its tenth year of growth, business is hunting for talent from abroad. And ever more newcomers are seizing the opportunity.

© Conny Mirbach

Scenes: Southern star

How Munich has carved out a niche as Germany’s alternative startup hub.

© Sven Stolzenwald

Managers: "My dream job"

Few foreign managers have made it to the top of a German corporation. Kasper Rørsted has done so twice. The CEO of Adidas talks with ZEIT about the secret to his success.

© Till Lauer

Registrations: First 100 Days

Think Germans are efficient? Then you haven’t encountered their yen for bureaucracy. But there’s help. Seven steps to settle in

© Till Lauer

Workplaces: Out at the office

Despite the rise of far-right populism, many LGBTQ+ employees feel at home in the German workplace.

© Till Lauer

Finances: Show me the money

So you want to join the ranks of foreign entrepreneurs in Germany? Learn some basics about financing your startup before getting started.

© Till Lauer

Deals: What you see is what you get

Germans don’t like to negotiate. And when they do, they don’t allow much wiggle room. The rules of engagement for negotiation

© Photography: Boerge Sierigk; Styling: Lesley Sevriens; Models: jumpsuit by Musswessels, sandals by Beyond Skin (Nicole); blazer by Musswessels, sweater & pants by Zara, belt by Aigner, shoes by Dr. Martens (Aaron)

Manners: Knigge

Why did your new boss just take a huge step back after shaking your hand? What you really need to know about manners on the job in Germany

© Simon Koy

Environs: How green is Germany?

Germany used to be a green-energy giant. But the country has fallen behind on its ecological commitments in recent years. That may be about to change yet again.

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Athletes: Why I've left

Antonio Rüdiger grew up in southeastern Berlin. Now he’s a defender at FC Chelsea in London. What life is like for a pro footballer abroad.

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Athletes: Why I´ll return

As a child, Neven Subotić was a refugee in the Black Forest. Now a German citizen, he plays at AS Saint-Étienne. He dreams of returning to Dortmund after his pro career.

© Janek Stroisch

Politics: Political primer

Think Germany’s rules of business are complex? Try understanding its politics. ZEIT’s political editor gives his take on the landscape

© Monika Höfler (l.); Robert Rieger

Professionals: Work in progress

Tackling the language and business basics can be tough. But a job in Germany bolsters a résumé and offers perks, too. Four foreigners about feeling at home

How to make it in Germany

You would like to know more about working, living or studying in Germany? Join our free online workshop and explore your options!

© Bettina Theuerkauf

Activities: The after-hours ethic

Germans have a well-earned reputation for their strong work ethic. Yet beyond the border, one key aspect is hardly known at all: the cult of "Feierabend".

© Till Lauer

Words: Glossary of terms

The German business world is complex. Key terms to help cut through the jargon, from A to Z, in English and German

© Daniel Stier

Innovators: Top of their game

What on earth is the "Mittelstand"? Germany’s small- and medium-sized enterprises often are industry leaders.

© Roman Pawlowski

Research: Far Far away

In the foothills of the Harz Mountains, an international research team finds practical applications for futuristic ideas.

© Christina Körte

Study: Class acts

What is Germany’s oddest-sounding degree? What’s its smallest bachelor’s program, and its oldest university? A tour of Germany’s higher-education landscape

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Living: My favorite things

What should you really know about Germany before you get there? Newcomers share what shocks and delights them about student life, culture, work, and play in the country

© Julia Luka Lila Nitzschke

Living: How to be cool in Germany

Suddenly, Germany is hip. And you can be, too. Instructions for a rom-com makeover from the author of the hit book "How to be German in 50 easy steps"