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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

Mar 27, 2017 12:55 PM

Ivanka Trump at Berlin empowerment conference

Ivanka Trump has confirmed her participation in a G20 empowerment conference in Berlin next month. The US president's daughter is to share her views on labor market participation and gender gap issues.

Mar 27, 2017 11:53 AM

Punk photographer Sven Marquardt

An exhibition of photos from the East German fashion magazine "Sibylle" has opened at the Kunsthalle in Rostock. One of the photographers was Sven Marquardt, who's now a bouncer at the legendary Berlin Berghain club.

Mar 27, 2017 11:37 AM

German business confidence hits new high

Business expectations among German managers have brightened in recent weeks, a closely watched confidence index has shown. Optimism is strongest in the building industry, according to Ifo's latest survey.

Mar 27, 2017 10:29 AM

Detoxify your clothes

German outdoor outfitter Vaude has vowed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. But are customers willing to pay more for greener textiles?

Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM

Opinion: Schulz has not beaten Merkel yet

Martin Schulz sent the SPD into total euphoria. But he couldn't turn water into wine. The Saarland state election has brought the Social Democrats back down to earth, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.

Mar 27, 2017 9:37 AM

Picky, warmth-loving beer-hater: Who was Immanuel Kant?

Immanuel Kant followed a disciplined bedtime routine and believed that light created bugs. The quirks of the world-famous philosopher - and his odd relationship to his servant - are the subject of a unique graphic novel.

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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

Mar 27, 2017 2:31 PM

BASF in South Africa supports science and education projects to upskill local learners

BASF in South Africa made a 250,000 South African Rand donation to the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Unit (GMMDU), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, in order to support their Tablet- and Laptop-assisted Mathematics and Physical Sciences Support Programme in under-resourced secondary schools.

Mar 27, 2017 2:31 PM

2700‑year-old temple reconstructed in Northern Ethiopia

Northern Ethiopia is home to one of East Africa’s most important archaeological sites. Together with Ethiopian colleagues, German archaeologists are protecting the local cultural heritage.

Mar 24, 2017 1:00 PM

“My punctuality is typically German”

Anthony Baffoe was the third African player to ever play in the German top league, the Bundesliga. Following his international career, today he promotes the further development of football in Ghana. Apart from his punctuality, another thing he brought back from Germany was the will to never give up. Alumniportal Deutschland looks back at his career and has conducted an interview with him.