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Spotlights on migration and arrival

Jan 30, 2017 |
Spotlights on migration and arrival

Herlinde Koelbl is showing her photographic project “Refugees – A Great Challenge” at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

“Oktoberfest” goes global

Jan 27, 2017 |
Costume designer Eveline Stösser

Tradition seeks to re-invent itself, and not only in Bavaria. The dirndl is celebrating its triumph not only in regional Bavarian-Austrian versions, but in cross-over with modern high fashion and African wax print fabrics.

Mini-apartment for 100 Euro a month

Jan 27, 2017 |
Architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel in front of a tiny house

Good ideas from Germany: Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has developed an innovative concept for low-cost urban housing.

Germans are optimistic

Jan 27, 2017 | dpa
Rising economic and income expectations helped to boost German households' willingness to buy

Nuremberg-based market research institute GfK said its forward-looking consumer confidence indicator will climb to 10.2 points in February from 9.9 in January as rising economic and income expectations helped to boost households' willingness to buy.

Foreign students at German universities

Jan 26, 2017 |
Rachel Muchira from Kenya is doing a Ph.D. at the University of Leipzig

The German Government wants to increase the number of foreign students. But too many still break off their studies. Gebhard Reul of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) explains what German universities can do to foster integration.

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