1. Women20 summit Merkel Pledges to Incorporate Women20 Agenda into G20 Process
  2. Hannover Messe in Hannover In 70th Year Hannover Messe Looks to World's Innovators
  3. Zechpreller Word of the Week: Zechpreller
Women20 summit

Merkel Pledges to Incorporate Women20 Agenda into G20 Process

At the Women20 summit in Berlin on April 25, Chancellor Angela Merkel was joined by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands; Ivanka Trump, special assistant to the president; IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde; Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, president and chairwoman of Trumpf GmbH, and more than 400 women from business, science and society.

Hannover Messe in Hannover

In 70th Year Hannover Messe Looks to World's Innovators

Bringing together the topics of technology and energy, Hannover Messe is welcoming the world’s innovators and entrepreneurs to witness industry trends firsthand and get a glimpse into the future.


Word of the Week: Zechpreller

As we all know, Germans have a word for everything. They even have a word for someone who eats at a restaurant and leaves without paying: a "Zechpreller." The word alone sounds pretty malicious!

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017

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.

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Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

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."

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May Traditions

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.

Adenauer and Kennedy in the Oval Office, 1961

50 Years: Remembering First Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

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.


World’s Favorite Gummy Maker Haribo Opens First U.S. Factory in Wisconsin

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.

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New Passports Include State of the Art Security Features

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.

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#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

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.


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