The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.
Bundestag Election 2017
In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."
Elie Wiesel Award
A number of traditions ranging from May festivals and equestrian processions to the Walpurgis Night fires take place during the romantic month of May, while May 1 has been celebrated as Labor Day in Germany since the late 19th century in remembrance of an American event.
Traditions of May
In the crucial post-war years, Konrad Adenauer forged close ties with the West, meeting several times with US President John F. Kennedy, including on his landmark visit to Germany in 1963.
Haribo, the family-owned German confectionery company responsible for the smiles of children around the world, announced this month that they will opening their first U.S. factory in the state of Wisconsin.
First Haribo Factory in Wisconsin
Germany will begin issuing new passports with even more security features, including secure paper with watermarks and other features that become visible under UV light.
A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.