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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                                                                                                                                 ...

German Bundesliga

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

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Jul 21, 2017 11:24 AM

Siemens sells stake in Russian firm after Crimea turbine scandal

German engineering giant Siemens will sell its 46-percent stake in Interautomatika after receiving "credible information" that the Russian company moved gas turbines to Crimea in breach of EU sanctions.


Jul 21, 2017 10:57 AM

Germany continues war of words with Turkey, reviews arms sales

Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has fired a further salvo in the ongoing feud, comparing Turkey to Communist East Germany. Berlin also said that it would be reviewing future sales of arms to Turkey.


Jul 21, 2017 8:33 AM

Growing number of potential Islamist terrorists in Germany: police chief

Germany is now hosting almost 700 Islamists thought to pose a terror threat, the federal police chief says. He told a newspaper that left- and right-wing radicals were considered less dangerous.


Jul 20, 2017 11:51 PM

Volkswagen faces new California fine over 'Dieselgate'

The US state of California has told the German carmaker it must pay an additional $154 million in environmental fines. VW is nursing heavy losses after using software to help its vehicles cheat emissions tests.


Jul 20, 2017 11:00 PM

Deutsche Bank 'expects to face Trump-Russia probe'

Germany's Deutsche Bank may have to provide information to the special counsel in the FBI's Russia inquiry, Robert Mueller. Donald Trump said Mueller would cross a line if he expanded the probe to his business ties.


Jul 20, 2017 9:16 PM

Women's Euro 2017: Germany 'have to win' against Italy

Germany's women go into their second group stage match wondering where the goals will come from. Having failed to score in their draw against Sweden, they will be up against what promises to be an even tighter defense.