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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

Jul 24, 2017 8:00 PM

German jihadi schoolgirl could face jail in Iraq: journalist

An Iraqi journalist who interviewed teenage IS bride Linda W. after she was found in Iraq says she might face several years in an Iraqi prison. Linda has said she regrets her decision to go to Iraq and wants to go home.

Jul 24, 2017 5:51 PM

Diesel emissions kill. What is the car industry going to do about it?

A 1,500-euro ($1,750) fix could save thousands of lives - but carmakers are unwilling to pay. Should the auto industry pick up the bill for its own mess?

Jul 24, 2017 3:00 PM

PEN Germany calls for release of imprisoned journalists in Turkey

As trial begins for the journalists of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, PEN Germany calls upon President Erdogan to release them, along with all political prisoners.

Jul 24, 2017 2:22 PM

How I came to appreciate German beach culture

Summer isn't summer without a trip to the seaside. And with Germany's rough weather patterns, DW's Courtney Tenz explains why her favorite seaside spot is inside the haven of a hardly translatable "Strandkorb."

Jul 24, 2017 1:55 PM

Women's Euro: Germany aiming for much more than the minimum against Russia

Germany go into their final Group B match at the Women's Euro in the Netherlands needing only a draw to qualify. However, coach Steffi Jones has made it clear that nothing less than a victory will be satisfactory.

Jul 24, 2017 1:49 PM

German carmakers play down collusion claims

Volkswagen has called a special supervisory board meeting for Wednesday to discuss allegations German carmakers operated a cartel, while BMW says its system is "adequate." Shares in the auto sector took a nose dive.

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

Jul 25, 2017 3:51 PM

Meet...Tarek Bagdadi

Tarek Bagdadi is a project assistant with DW Akademie Libya Project. DW Akademie wants to introduce to you the people we work with on the ground. Get to know more about DW 's local colleagues!

Jul 25, 2017 3:51 PM

The “Kinshasa Collection”

The Goethe Institut is presenting an online documentary film project on the trend-setting metropolis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Jul 24, 2017 2:22 PM

Meet Lizette Feris from DW Akademie office in Namibia

Lizette Feris is a project manager at Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie's Windhoek office in Namibia. She provides project partners and volunteers not only with logistics' support and reporting but also mentors them.