1. European Maccabi Games in Berlin Maccabi Games Light Up Olympic Stadium in Berlin
  2. Wacken Open Air 2015 Gallery: Wacken Open Air Turns 25
  3. Porsche Cayenne S hybrid German Brands Lead in JD Power Rankings
European Maccabi Games in Berlin

Maccabi Games Light Up Olympic Stadium in Berlin

The European Maccabi Games have kicked off in Berlin, the first time Europe's largest Jewish sporting event has been held in Germany. It brings together athletes from over 36 countries to compete in 19 sporting events.

Wacken Open Air 2015

Gallery: Wacken Open Air Turns 25

For one week each year at the height of summer, the sleepy, rural village of Wacken in western Schleswig-Holstein becomes the worldwide epicenter of heavy metal music. W.O.A. turns 25 this year.

Porsche Cayenne S hybrid

German Brands Lead in JD Power Rankings

Four of the five top slots in the 2015 JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) list are occupied by German car companies. Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi were all listed among the top five and Volkswagen was ranked 15th.

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Wittig: Germany Wants a Strong Greece

Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the Greek debt crisis. 

UN Security Council

Iran Deal Signed, Implementation is Key

Less than a week after a historic nuclear deal with Iran was signed, the international community is taking steps toward making it more official. If Iran implements the deal fully, economic sanctions could be lifted.


More International Students than Ever Before

In 2014, Germany hosted 301,350 students from abroad, which is nearly 20,000 more than the previous year and marks a new record for international students in Germany. Germany is now the third most attractive location for international students.

Steinmeier in Cuba

Foreign Minister Steinmeier Travels to Havana, Cuba

The process of reform in Cuba and the future of German-Cuban relations are important topics during Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit on July 16 and 17.

Greek Parliament

Bundestag Votes In Favor of Negotiatons for a Rescue Package for Greece

The Greek Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of savings and reform measures, the preconditions for negotiations on a third aid program. Today, the German Bundestag reviewed and approved the Greek measures and voted to continue negotiations.

DJ Felix Jaehn

German DJ Jaehn Tops US Charts with “Cheerleader” Remix

For the first time in 26 years a German artist has topped the Billboard music charts. Hamburg native DJ Felix Jaehn has scored the Number One spot on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart for two weeks in a row with his remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader.”

Stuffed Animal Task Force

Stuffed Animal Task Force in the Mediterranean

The citizens of Kiel, Germany are trying to do their part in making refugees feel welcome. After hearing about the difficulties for child refugees on the ships, hundreds of people donated stuffed animals for kids pulled out of the Mediterranean.

Plastic Luthers, by Ottmar Hörl, Wittenberg (2010)

The Luther Decade: On the Trail of Martin Luther

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversay of the "big bang" of the Reformation, Luther's legendary posting of his theses on the church door in Wittenberg.


Word of the Week: Besserwisser

We all know a Besserwisser. Maybe it's that classmate who constantly corrects the teacher, or that friend who points out every one of your spelling mistakes. Perhaps it's your colleague, who believes he's the only one who can do the job correctly.


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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

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Skills Initiative

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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