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Newsagents at train stations usually have the widest range of German and international newspapers and magazines. But almost all kiosks and supermarkets also have a selection of the most important regional and national papers. The most important newspapers with nationwide distribution are: the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", the "Frankfurter Rundschau", "Die Welt" and "die tageszeitung". There are also a number of tabloids. The tabloid with the most sales is "BILD". The most important political weekly journals and magazines are "Der Spiegel", "Focus", "Die Zeit" and "Stern". These publications are an important part of German society and help form opinion in the country. There are also a large number of local and regional daily and weekly publications. Larger cities usually have a number of newspapers. A listing of political and cultural events can be found in these papers such as theatre and cinema programmes. They are often listed in a special section called the "Tageskalender" (Daily Programme) or "Veranstaltungen Heute" (Today’s Events). Local newspapers also provide information on advice centres and their opening hours. This is also usually listed in a special section often called "Rat und Hilfe" (Advice and Help) or "Beratungsstellen" (Advice Centres). The classifieds section of local newspapers is a great way to find a new apartment, buy a used car or sell your old bike. These adverts are placed by private individuals. A comprehensive classifieds section often appears in the Saturday edition. There are around 20,000 press publications in Germany, including numerous professional journals and trade magazines.

The Deutsche Welle provides up-to-date information in more than 30 languages at Hyperlink: www.dw-world.de.

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