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German Chancellor Merkel and patron of the Museum Barberini Plattner in front of a painting by Edvard Munch

New art museum in Potsdam

Jan 23, 2017 |
The Elbphilharmonie under construction

The Elbphilharmonie and other German concert halls

Jan 11, 2017 |
Philipp Melanchthon

Luther’s close associate Philipp Melanchthon

Jan 6, 2017 |

Opening of the Museum Barberini

Jan 23, 2017 |
German Chancellor Merkel and patron of the Museum Barberini Plattner in front of a painting by Edvard Munch

It doesn’t happen every day that a new art museum opens. On January 23, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam will show modernist art works amidst Baroque architecture.

Latest trends to see in Berlin

Jan 17, 2017 |
Models on catwalk

A key gathering place for international fashion designers and retailers – and bang up to date with all the latest trends: for three days, Berlin will be dominated by fashion and lifestyle.

Hamburg's new concert hall is opening

Jan 11, 2017 |
The Elbphilharmonie under construction

Hamburg's new concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, will be inaugrated on January 11, 2017. Planing of concert halls in other German cities are underway.

Germany's African place names

Jan 10, 2017 |
Cameroon in Germany

Did you know that 'Africa' was a tiny hamlet in Brandenburg? Or that there are 11 'Cameroons' in Germany? African place names in Germany have a varied history. Africa is a continent? Of course. In German, it's spelt "Afrika" and that is also the name of a hamlet in the Uckermark district of the state of Brandenburg in eastern Germany. It consists of a sandy lane, four farm houses and  a small stream. "What's special about our "Afrika" is that you can drive here and have a look," said local mayor Kai Herrmann. He is actually the mayor of the municipality of Flieth-Stegelitz to which "Afrika" belongs. So he is mayor of "Afrika" as well. "There is only one mayor of "Afrika" as far I'm aware," he said.

Germany – land of bicycles

Jan 9, 2017 |
Münster, the “bicycle capital of Germany”

More and more people are using their bikes. Germans own 72 million bicycles. In purely statistical terms, therefore, almost every one of Germany’s 82 million inhabitants has a bike.

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