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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.

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German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

Some would argue that Germany's beer purity law should be considered a piece of world cultural heritage. German brewers attempts to get the law included on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list may have failed. But German beer culture is still very special.

500th anniversary of the Reformation

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Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

We brought home the Football World Cup!

Wir sind Weltmeister!

Congratulations to our National Football Team, the 2014 World Champions                                                                                                                                 ...

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Mar 29, 2017 11:09 AM

Filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki takes unusual approach to refugee issue

In "The Other Side of Hope," the cult Finnish director explores difficult realities in his own delightful style. Kaurismäki's latest film won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and is now released in cinemas in Germany.

Mar 29, 2017 11:08 AM

EU blocks merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange

Brussels has prohibited the planned merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, vetoing a union that has been plunged in doubt following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Mar 29, 2017 10:55 AM

10 dog breeds that originated in Germany

Could you name 10 off the top of your head? DW walks you through some breeds whose origins are very much German, even if their names might suggest otherwise. They've since become famous around the world.


Mar 29, 2017 10:28 AM

Berlin museum robbers used wheelbarrow, ladder to make off with coin worth millions

It wasn't exactly 'Mission Impossible' - thieves simply pushed a ladder against a window and loaded a coin worth millions into a wheelbarrow. Then they likely dropped the coin and scaled down a rope into an awaiting car.


Mar 29, 2017 10:08 AM

German government finds eight alternatives to Incirlik military base in Turkey

Critics have accused the German government of failing to relocate the Bundeswehr's base of operations in Turkey. The facility in Incirlik hosts aircraft used for combating the so-called "Islamic State."


Mar 29, 2017 9:59 AM

Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives to hero's welcome in Chicago

Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has arrived to a hero's welcome in Chicago. The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder is expected to play his first Major League Soccer match on Saturday.