"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.
G20 Presidency 2017
The former Federal President is being remembered as a respected and trusted statesman and legal mind, known for his wisdom and direct, down-to-earth manner.
Roman Herzog Remembered
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière outlined a number of proposed changes to national security and crisis procedures in an op-ed published on January 3 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.
On Tuesday, January 10th the FIFA Council gathered in Zurich to vote to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams.
Expansion of the World Cup
Feeling a bit cold? Or are you frozen stuff? In German, there's a word to describe what it's like when it's really, really cold -- Saukalt, which means "pig-cold"!
Word of the Week
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From skiing to snowshoe hiking, there are a variety of ways to explore the magic of Germany's wintertime landscapes. Discover the ways in which you can take advantage of the winter and check out some of the most beautiful places to do so!