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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.

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The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

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Sep 18, 2017 1:08 PM

Three Germans face court for not helping a stricken pensioner

A German court has fined three people for failing to assist an 83-year-old pensioner who collapsed in the lobby of a bank. He later died in hospital.


Sep 18, 2017 11:34 AM

German resistance hero inspires anti-Trump street art

The vintage-style propaganda posters in Washington, DC take aim at white supremacism, racism – and Donald Trump. A daring act of resistance, or an insulting slur on the US President?

Sep 18, 2017 11:31 AM

How a normal World War II soldier became a war criminal

Usually working in Hollywood, German filmmaker Robert Schwentke returned to his home country to tackle a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his movie "The Captain," which premiered in Toronto.

Sep 18, 2017 11:23 AM

Bundesliga: Martin Schmidt replaces Andries Jonker at Wolfsburg

After just one win in their first four league games, Wolfsburg have parted ways with head coach Andries Jonker and most of their coaching staff. Martin Schmidt, who coached Mainz last season, has taken his place.

Sep 18, 2017 8:41 AM

Ana Brnabic: 'Germany is a model for us'

As far as Serbia's foreign policy is concerned, joining the EU is a top priority. The Serbian prime minister, Ana Brnabic, writes that Germany's support for her country is hugely important in this regard.


Sep 18, 2017 2:49 AM

Sigmar Gabriel calls for 'pressure and dialogue' to deal with North Korea

Germany's foreign minister has urged "pressure and dialogue" to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile program. The US has said diplomacy is still an option, but if it fails military action is on the table.


500th anniversary of the Reformation

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

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.

German Bundesliga

All the top news from the German Bundesliga at a glance: fixtures, results, clubs, players and much more.

We brought home the Football World Cup!

Wir sind Weltmeister!

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