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Exploring Germany with Michael Gorra
Though today hundreds of bloggers and web journalists are enthusiastically recording their positive travel experiences in Germany, the country’s history can be hard to digest and understand. In "The Bells in Their Silence," Michael Gorra attempts the impossible.
Rosberg wins in Hockenheim
Grand Prix racing driver Nico Rosberg has won the German Grand Prix on the Hockenheimring for the first time.
News from 1914
An online magazine is presenting the news of the day from the year 1914.
Germany is cosmopolitan
According to a new report, the number of foreign students at German universities has reached a new record level.
National soccer coach Joachim Löw
The FIFA World Cup in Brazil will decide whether the beautiful game trained by national soccer coach Joachim Löw is a title winner.
Finding a High School Exchange Program in Germany
Studying abroad isn’t just for college students. For those between 15 and 18, a high school exchange program could be an open door into Germany.
Rare Dirndls: A New Take on Traditional Style
Fashion trends may come and go, but every October dirndls and lederhosen come back in style. American designer Erika Neumayer adds a modern touch to a German classic.
Advocating for Digital Rights
Most people spend a lot of time online these days, whether it’s connecting with friends or doing some quick shopping. This simple and safe access to the web can easily be taken for granted, but non-profit groups like the Berlin-based Digitale Gesellschaft are working hard to ensure consumers' digital rights remain protected.
Jan Vormann: Playful Street Art
Rome, Berlin, and now New York: In each of these cities German artist Jan Vormann has repaired cracked walls. But he isn't a mason, and he doesn’t use mortar and stone.
A Different Kind of Marathon: Tough Mudder
In a traditional marathon you know what to expect: Course and kilometer, ready, set, go, race to the finish line. But Tough Mudder is more challenge than marathon, and the 16-18 kilometer romp through an intense—and muddy—obstacle course is about team building and overcoming fear. This year the event will take place in five locations across Germany.
Once upon a time when there were 40,000 castles in the German-speaking world and the emperor was named Otto, a majestic castle was built that towered 100 meters above the Mosel River. It sounds like a fairy tale, but more than 1000 years later the building still stands—reconstructed after being destroyed in 1689—and provides visitors the opportunity to take a step back in time with tours, festivals, and medieval dinners.
Five Dials: The Berlin Issue
Though some speculate that the prevalence of Twitter and facebook in the daily lives of Everyman has been detrimental to the culture of writing, the Internet offers one clear advantage to literature: more and more high-quality writing is available instantly and sans-cost to readers across the globe. One example of this is Five Dials (5D), a free literary journal with an issue focusing on Berlin and German-language writers.
Attractive Offers for Young International Scientists
In Germany there is a variety of interesting research grants for highly qualified international postdocs to promote their future in science.
The Fulbright Commission
The German-American Fulbright Program is based on a 1952 agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany.
Train to Become an Engineer in Germany
Engineering is one of Germany's hottest job fields. Solid salaries and a strong demand for qualified engineers are motivating many students to pursue engineering degrees. But it takes a lot of dedication and years of study to earn the qualifications most employers seek. Find out how to get started.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, named after the great researcher and explorer, is a non-profit organization established by the Federal Republic of Germany.
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How Much Are Your German Skills Worth?
Learning a foreign language takes time, and as the saying goes: Time is money. But how much are language skills worth on the job market? According to an analysis by an Economist blogger, learning German can result in a large economic advantage.
Travel in Germany
River Cruising in Germany
River cruises have become all the rage. As Germany contains incredibly picturesque European rivers, using a waterway as a means to explore - during spring, summer, fall or Christmas-market season - is an excellent idea. Who wouldn’t be swayed by the idea of seeing a variety of castles, cities and towns from the tranquil deck of a river boat? Couple that with an overnight cruise - no packing and unpacking, no schlepping, and additionally, your “hotel room” is always docked in the heart of the activity? Interested? Here’s the scoop.
60th Anniversary of the “Miracle of Bern”
Germany won the 1954 Football World Cup in Switzerland.
All around Berlin Fashion Week, the German capital proves that it is a fashion metropolis with a difference.
Travel Germany: Unusual Accommodations
From igloos to corn fields, from buses to tree houses, from inhabitable art to inhabitable prison cells—we've put together a list of Germany's weirdest, wildest, and most wonderful hotels.
Entdecke DE: Industrial Culture
The Entdecke DE series takes you on a tour through Germany. This time we are discovering new life in old industrial sites and how unique cultural landscapes emerge from relics of the industrial age.
The Kiel Week sailing event
Philipp Buhl is Germany’s Sailor of the Year and one of the top stars of the Kiel Week.
Max and Moritz
The works by the German poet and illustrator Wilhelm Busch are regarded as precursors of the modern comic.
Fußball: The History of a German Obsession
Germany’s obsession with football is nothing new. One can argue it goes back to July 4, 1954, when West Germany defeated the famed Hungarian side of Ferenc Puskás 3-2 in Berne, Switzerland for the country’s first World Cup.
Traveling Germany by Bike
With more than 200 cycling routes covering 70,000 kilometers, Germany is a bicyclist’s paradise, for both long- and short-distance travel. Scenic routes take you alongside rivers, past castles, through vineyards, or—if you’re up for the challenge—up and down the Alps.
World Congress of German schools abroad
The German schools abroad are meeting in Berlin under the motto “Education Worldwide. Opportunities Worldwide”
Careers pursued by former Jugend forscht competitors
The “Jugend forscht” youth science competition fosters budding scientists.
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