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Facts about Germany

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


Current media library on deutschland.de

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

Bunte PCs symbolisieren Vernetzung und Austausch

Latest News from Germany

Here you will find the latest news from Germany.

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Apr 21, 2017 2:28 PM

Art meets nature on the Rhine

The Rhine River inspired artists and natural scientists in the 18th and 19th centuries. They painted, wrote poetry and explored the countryside surrounding the river.

Apr 21, 2017 1:46 PM

Opinion: Always wait for the facts when evaluating possible terror attacks

The nature of the suspect arrested in the case of the bomb attacks on the Dortmund team bus has surprised almost everyone. For DW's Jefferson Chase, it's an example of how snap judgements about terrorism are often wrong.

Apr 21, 2017 1:45 PM

Elbphilharmonie already has more visitors than Neuschwanstein

More than 1.6 million people have visited the Elbphilharmonie Plaza, which opened in November. That means the Plaza has already attracted more visitors than Neuschwanstein Castle gets in a year.

Apr 21, 2017 1:27 PM

Court rules Dortmund suspect can be kept in detention

A preliminary hearing has ruled that a 28-year-old German-Russian suspect in the Borussia Dortmund football bus bombing can be kept in detention awaiting trial. Police suspect he bet on a fall in the club's share price.

Apr 21, 2017 12:59 PM

Meet Achim Steiner, new president of the UN Development Programme

Environment and development belong together, according to the unshakeable optimist. And now the 55-year-old is the highest appointed German at the United Nations.

Apr 21, 2017 12:27 PM

Rent a picture

Jörg Schröder and his company "Bilderwerk Hamburg" rent artworks to private individuals, surgeries and company offices. The agency has a stock of over 15,000 pictures, ranging from photo prints to original paintings.

Welcome to Germany

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Time and weather in Germany

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Africa and Germany

Click on the title to read the full story with an African and German focus

Apr 21, 2017 10:44 AM

Art exhibition seeks to bridge Germany's colonial divide

An art exhibition explores Germany's colonial heritage as well as shared experiences and cultural differences.

Apr 21, 2017 10:43 AM

Top German Handball Coach hosts training courses in Zimbabwe

Top German handball coach and International Handball Federation expert Helmut Martin completed a nine-day series of refresher courses in Zimbabwe on April 16 for local coaches and schoolteachers in Zimbabwe.

Apr 20, 2017 1:26 PM

“The economic strengthening of women is a marathon.”

In none of the G20 states are women economically equal. Also not in Germany. In the network Women20, Mona Küppers is fighting for a change.