News from Germany

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DW | Visit Germany

Berlin and beyond: The art of tipping

If you want some of it back, leave the thanks for later

To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Except here in Berlin, you shouldn't expect any definitive answers, as Tamsin Walker found out in some unusual places.

New Zealanders wary of impact of tourism

The number of New Zealanders worried about the impact the booming tourism industry has on the country is growing rapidly, according to a new survey.

Baden-Württemberg Quiz

What color is in the name of Baden-Württemberg's best known mountain range? What is the "Swabian Sea" and what reputation do the Swabians have? Test your knowledge of Germany's third largest federal state.

Global air traffic at new record: UN agency

Scheduled air services carried "a new record" of 4.1 billion passengers in 2017, an increase of 7.1 percent over the previous year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said, citing preliminary data.

World's largest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

Divers have proven two underwater caverns in Mexico are connected. The discovery makes them the largest flooded cave on the planet. The exploratory mission has also provided insight into Mayan civilization.

DW | Current Affairs

Angela Merkel's future in balance as riven SPD heads for crunch coalition vote

Germany's Social Democratic Party is about to vote on whether to negotiate another so-called grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives. If the party says "no," the chancellor's options may be running out.

Tens of thousands march in Berlin for greener agricultural industry

Around 33,000 people and 100 tractors took part in the march through the capital. Protesters' demands included banning a controversial weedkiller and redirecting European subsidies to ethical farmers.

German ban on arms exports to Yemen conflict called into question

As part of German government coalition talks, the major parties have announced a stop on all arms exports to any countries involved in the war in Yemen. But confusion remains over what the deal means.

Iran suspected of increasing espionage in Germany

An Iranian intelligence agency spied on German politician Reinhold Robbe for months. In an interview with DW, Robbe says he is convinced that the extent of Iranian espionage in Germany is greater than previously known.

Germany halts weapons exports to parties in Yemen conflict

Saudi Arabia spends hundreds of millions of euros on military equipment from Germany each year. More than 5,000 civilians have died in the proxy war between Riyadh and Tehran.

DW | Business & Economics

German defense spending way below 2-percent target

German military spending fell last year, according to an analysis by the BDI industry association. The report comes amid pressure on NATO members to inject more funds into their armed forces.

Greeks stuck in lousy, part-time jobs as government claims success

Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.

Friederike storm cleanup begins in Germany as trains resume

Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.

US set to overtake Saudi oil output this year

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects the United States oil output to be higher than that of Saudi Arabia in 2018, setting the country on a course to become the world's second largest producer after Russia.

Global warming: 2017 was second-warmest, last three years are record hot

Data from leading international weather agencies shows the record-breaking trend toward a warmer planet is continuing. The findings uphold scientists' understanding of human-caused climate change.

Burg Ehrenfels in Bingen am Rhein

Holiday destination Germany

Germany is an increasingly attractive holiday destination for guests from overseas. In 2007 a total of 55 million overnight stays by foreign guests were recorded, even more than in 2006 when the country hosted the Football World Cup. The German cities, above all the capital Berlin attract international visitors, and interest in the classic German holiday destinations is growing continuously.

Besucher der Computer-Fach-Messe Systems 2006 in München

Germany in the Web

Up-to-date features on German politics, economics, education and media:

Containerschiff im Hamburger Hafen

Transport routes in Germany

As a successful exporter and tourist destination at the heart of Europe, Germany has set out to shape and modernize its transport system with a view to improving people's quality of life, environmental friendliness and cost efficiency. 

German News Service -Discover Germany firsthand

Jan 19, 2018 1:45 PM

DW opens news bureau in Istanbul

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, is continuing to expand its global network of correspondents after opening a new office in Istanbul with further bureaus planned for Asia and Latin America.

Jan 19, 2018 12:55 PM

Friederike storm cleanup begins in Germany as trains resume

Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.

Jan 19, 2018 12:41 PM

Man who supplied weapon used in Munich mass shooting sentenced to seven years

A German court has sentenced a man to seven years for selling a gun that was used in the 2016 mass shooting in Munich. It's the first time an illegal arms dealer has been punished for an act in which he was not involved.

Jan 19, 2018 12:10 PM

Following UK, German politicians urge for measures to fight loneliness

German lawmakers have said more needs to be done to help those who suffer from loneliness and to remove the taboos around the issue. They also praised the UK's recent decision to appoint a "Minister for Loneliness."

Jan 19, 2018 11:47 AM

'Out of Office': When artists take over the workplace

Post-its, rulers, staples and folders: in the new exhibit "Out of Office" in Bietigheim-Bissingen, near Stuttgart, visitors will be surprised to come across familiar objects from their daily workaday life.

Jan 19, 2018 10:57 AM

Turkey: Mesale Tolu's husband, Suat Corlu, arrested again, others detained

Journalist and activist Suat Corlu, husband of German journalist Mesale Tolu, has been arrested again in Turkey, along with at least five others. Tolu and Corlu had been released from jail just weeks ago.

Germany in the United Nations

Germany in the United Nations

Germany is actively engaged in the United Nations and plays an important role in shaping practically all areas of its work: Publication "Bonn: competence center for international cooperation...

Sign and Sight offers free access to daily reviews of Germany's cultural press, translations of keynote articles and reviews of the season's best publications.

Deutschland - Portal

The Deutschland Portal is the central, non-commercial access to Germany on the Internet.

German Information Centres worldwide - Find information about Germany online!

German Information Centres (GIC) were designed to promote a modern image of Germany.  They provide up-to-date information about Germany.

Three regional centres focus on Africa  - Paris, Pretoria and Brasilia – in the main languages of the continent, French, English and Portuguese. Links to all of the GIC worldwide are listed below. 

iMOVE (International Marketing of Vocational Education)

iMove Logo

iMOVE is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to internationalize German vocational education and training services. iMOVE offers German providers of vocational education and training a wide range of services to help them penetrate international markets.

"Training - Made in Germany": this the slogan iMOVE uses abroad to advertise German expertise in vocational education and training.

To find out more, go to the iMOVE website at