News from Germany

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DW | Visit Germany

Europe's stunning parks and gardens

Gardening passion in Europe covers it all, from quintessential baroque or renaissance parks to urban gardening. Here are of some of our favorite gardens.

Copenhagen's Vesterbro district is a blend of gritty and new

For many Copenhagen is the charming setting of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. It might therefore come as a surprise that the Danish capital has a district which is rather seedy and yet very charming.

Cherry blossoms mesmerize tourists in Bonn

With century-old cherry trees in the former German capital blooming brilliantly as spring turns on the heat, hoards of selfie-hunting visitors to the city are capturing the trees in their pink-hued glory.

Geneva listed most expensive in new study on hotel prices in Europe

According to a study, travelers in Europe have to pay an average of 242.90 euros for an overnight stay in a hotel in Geneva. In the German capital Berlin a hotel room is still comparatively cheap to have.

Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex

A storm has destroyed two ancient pillars at the entryways of India?s probably most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Yet, the monument remained open to the public on Thursday.

DW | Current Affairs

Germany wants to facilitate repatriation of thousands of Iraqis

The German development minister, Gerd Müller, says Germany and Iraq will step up cooperation on the reintegration of Iraqi refugees. He said up to 10,000 Iraqis would be helped to return home.

Romania Writers' Union boots Herta Müller, who says: Huh?

The Romania-born German novelist and Nobel laureate Herta Müller has been suspended from the Writers' Union of her native country. But she says she was unaware that she had ever joined it in the first place.

New chairwoman Andrea Nahles seeks to unify Germany's SPD

Andrea Nahles has become the first woman to lead Germany's Social Democrats ? though by a disappointing margin of votes. She must simultaneously attempt to lead and reform the SPD, Jefferson Chase reports from Wiesbaden.

Crime in Germany drops 10 percent in 2017, report shows

Crimes of almost every nature dropped across Germany in 2017, according to police statistics. But there were a few categories in which rates increased.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp: Anniversary of liberation

On April 22, 1945, Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin was liberated. Over 700,000 visitors flock to the museum and memorial site each year. But its director is nevertheless concerned.

DW | Business & Economics

Deutsche Bank admits huge unintended transfer

Germany's biggest lender has admitted to a massive erroneous transaction. Although the blunder didn't cause any damage as it was detected early enough, it raised fresh questions about the lender's risk management.

'Flight risk' Porsche executive arrested over Dieselgate scandal

German police have taken Porsche manager Jörg Kerner into custody, amid concerns that he could flee the country. The emissions scandal has spread from Volkswagen's core VW division to many other brands.

Russia and Saudi Arabia forge alliance to engineer oil prices

Two of the world's largest oil producers see a consensus emerging between OPEC and non-OPEC states for long-term cooperation on stabilizing oil prices, including the extension of output cuts expiring at the end of 2018.

As the Castro era ends, Cubans grumble at pace of reforms

For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cuba's new head of state will not answer to the name Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel takes on a country facing many challenges. Andreas Knobloch reports from Havana.

Growing hopes for women on the art market?

"Inspirational Source" by Brigitte Kowanz

While feminism is on the rise, fueled by the #MeToo movement, things are slow to change for female artists on the art market. As the Art Cologne art fair is underway, DW takes a look at why that is the case.

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

Apr 20, 2018 1:49 PM

Extreme performance artist Marina Abramovic show opens in Germany

Radical and controversial artist Marina Abramovic is a cult figure in the art world. The retrospective "The Cleaner," on show at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle museum, showcases works from all periods of her career.

Apr 20, 2018 12:04 PM

Neo-Nazi 'SS Festival' countered by peace rally on Hitler's birthday

Around 1,000 far-right extremists are expected to descend on a small town in eastern Germany this weekend. But they face a defiant reception as Ostritz strives to make it clear that it "is no Nazi town."

Apr 20, 2018 11:51 AM

Indian PM Modi to meet German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

The meeting between Modi and Merkel is expected to focus on ways to boost economic cooperation between the two countries. Post Brexit, India's reliance on Germany and France has been increasing, say experts.

Apr 20, 2018 11:18 AM

United in noise: How species deal with our racket

When humans get loud, the impacts are far-reaching for fish, mammals, birds, insects and even plants. The effects are similar, and similarly bad.

Apr 20, 2018 11:14 AM

Growing hopes for women on the art market?

"Inspirational Source" by Brigitte Kowanz

While feminism is on the rise, fueled by the #MeToo movement, things are slow to change for female artists on the art market. As the Art Cologne art fair is underway, DW takes a look at why that is the case.

Apr 20, 2018 11:10 AM

Tarantula caused flight delay, airline claims in German court

Airlines are notorious for evading their obligation to compensate delayed passengers, and this time they're blaming a spider. A German court is ruling on whether the hairy arachnid can be blamed for a flight delay.

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