1. Rally against anti-Semitism Rally Against Anti-Semitism: “Jewish Life Belongs in Germany”
  2. Steinmeier in Paris Steinmeier on Murder of British Hostage by ISIS and Conference on Support for Iraq
  3. Startups Berlin’s Long Night of the Startups
Rally against anti-Semitism

Rally Against Anti-Semitism: “Jewish Life Belongs in Germany”

Some 8,000 people gathered in the heart of Berlin on September 15 in a public demonstration of solidarity with Germany’s Jewish population and against anti-Semitism. "With this rally we want to send out the clear message that Jewish life belongs in our country," Chancellor Merkel said of the rally, which was organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

Steinmeier in Paris

Steinmeier on Murder of British Hostage by ISIS and Conference on Support for Iraq

"France’s initiative to hold a meeting in Paris comes at the right time," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said ahead of the conference. "We now need to swiftly formulate a political strategy which enjoys broad support and is firmly anchored in the region in order to counter the threat posed by ISIS."


Berlin’s Long Night of the Startups

The startup scene in Germany has exploded, especially in Berlin. Over the course of the Long Night of the Startups recently, more than 100 small companies presented themselves and their products.

Merkel in the Bundestag

Further EU Sanctions Against Russia

Chancellor Merkel, speaking to the Bundestag on Thursday, called for the sanctions to be implemented immediately, saying that despite progress on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, it was unclear how far Russia had gone in fulfilling the agreed upon plan for a peaceful solution.


Photokina Draws Thousands to Cologne

Photokina, the biennial photography trade fair, will open its doors this week in Cologne. Photokina is one of the most important photography events of the year. In 2012, it attracted 184,000 guests from 166 countries.


British, German and French Embassies Call For Climate Action in DC

On September 9,  German, British and French diplomatic missions around the globe joined forces to host the first trilateral “Climate Diplomacy Day” to highlight the importance of their diplomatic partnership and emphasize the need for ongoing climate action.

Festo Didactic

New Festo Training Facility: Important Step for Skills Training in US

The German Company Festo AG recently announced a partnership with the Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, North Carolina. Festo AG will soon be opening a state-of-the-art training facility on CPCC's campus, making job-training more accessible than ever.

BMW and Mercedes Logo

Germany Continues To Be Market Leader in Luxury and Electric Cars

With brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes, it isn't hard to believe that Germany is on the top end of the car-production spectrum. The automobile industry was responsible for 361 billion euros in turnover in 2013, which accounts for a staggering 20 percent of German industrial power.

Christopher Clark’s "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914"

"The Clark Effect": Re-examining World War I's Causes and Legacy 100 Years Later

As the result of what one acclaimed historian has called “the Clark effect,” scholars and commentators in Germany have been revisiting the origins of World War I and trying to draw lessons for the present.

Munich Cowboys

German Football League: Race to the Superbowl

The GFL season ended on September 14, but the eight playoff teams have been set in stone for over a week. With hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance every year, the GFL is fast becoming one of the biggest American football markets outside of the US.

Wessis welcome Ossis

Day of German Unity Caption Contest

Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover?  Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.


Word of the Week: Geisterbahnhof

The word Geisterbahnhof means "ghost train station" - and as its translation implies, it signifies an empty or out-of-service station that gives off a ghostly vibe. This word originated during the Cold War, when so-called "ghost stations" arose in Berlin's public transportation system.


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