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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 |

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.

Essen is green

Jan 26, 2017 |
Green capital city

Nature in the city: Essen, the metropolis on the Ruhr, has been named 2017 European Green Capital and is celebrating this honour with its inhabitants and international guests.

"Smart Energy" made by German Mittelstand

Jan 23, 2017 |
Construction works in Kiel

The city of Kiel is set to host Europe’s most modern and innovative power station from autumn 2018 onwards, one that will lower the CO2 emissions from the city by some 70 percent. A thermal storage system and electrode boiler are already in place. The next stage of construction is the 20 gas motors, housed in four blocks, which will give the power station its unique flexibility capability.

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Die Fürstbischöfliche Residenz in Würzburg

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