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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

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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.

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Latest News from Germany

Here you will find the latest news from Germany.

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Feb 24, 2017 1:17 PM

Report: Suspicious betting activity on certain Bundesliga matches

A new study has uncovered what it described as unusual betting activity surrounding the Bundesliga games of three referees over a five-year period. However, it notes that this does not amount to proof of match fixing.

Feb 24, 2017 12:54 PM

Turkish diplomats ask for asylum in Germany

German authorities face at least 136 asylum requests from Turkish citizens bearing diplomatic passports, following the failed coup in Turkey. Berlin's response might worsen the already tense relations with Ankara.

Feb 24, 2017 12:41 PM

Who was Karl May? Facts and myths surrounding the creator of Winnetou

His character Winnetou was as famous as Harry Potter, but the life of best-selling author Karl May, born 175 years ago, remains shrouded in mystery. What is fact and what is fiction?

Feb 24, 2017 12:29 PM

German entrepreneurs see pickup in Russia business

Following two years of recession, the Russian economy is slowly gaining momentum again. German businesses operating in the country are confident a rebound in bilateral trade activities is just around the corner.

Feb 24, 2017 11:58 AM

Walter Kohl takes personal and political aim at Merkel

"For me, Frau Merkel played a not insignificant part in my mother's death." This hard-hitting comment was made by Walter Kohl, the son of the former German chancellor, and it has revived a bitter political saga.

Feb 24, 2017 11:28 AM

Ancelotti and Bayern Munich: 'Like schnitzel and potatoes'

In an exclusive interview with DW, Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti has spoken about his relationship with the club. He also reflected on the similarities between coaching and conducting an orchestra.

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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

Feb 24, 2017 11:54 AM

International cooperation in order to prevent pandemics

The war on infectious diseases is one focus of Germany’s G20 Presidency, stressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Third International German Forum. To prevent pandemics we must work together, she said.

Feb 23, 2017 8:33 AM

Young researchers off for field research in Africa

As part of the training of young professionals in international development cooperation, the participants of the Postgraduate Training Programme of the German Development Institute DIE in Bonn have now left for their research projects.

Feb 22, 2017 1:42 PM

International German Forum on improving human health

At the Third International German Forum experts from 25 countries, from the realms of politics, science and research and civil society, meet on February 21 and 22 to discuss ways of improving the quality of life and health.