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Film

Germany is a country of film legends. In the 1920s, Berlin's famed Babelsberg studios was one of Hollywood's top competitors. Today, a new generation of filmmakers is winning international acclaim with smart takes on tough topics.

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Visual Arts & Design

From Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer and 19th-century romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich to the expressionists of the early 20th century and the multi-faceted approach to the arts initiated by the legendary Bauhaus, Germany has an extraordinarily rich artistic tradition. It doesn't, however, end there!

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Music & Performing Arts

Germany’s reputation as a musical nation is still based on names like Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but artists from Stockhausen to Kraftwerk have helped define our modern musical language. Germany's experimental theatrical and dance productions also receive worldwide recognition.

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Architecture

Architecture in Germany is thriving, and Berlin showcases works by many of the biggest names on the international stage. Among the various trends, it is in green building and ecological improvements that Germany really leads the way.

Literature

Literature

Germany is a book country: With around 94,000 titles published or re-published annually, it is one of the world’s leading book nations. The licenses for almost 9,000 German books are sold to foreign companies annually.

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Sports

Germany is a sporting nation! The best-loved leisure time sports are soccer, winter sports, gymnastics, tennis, shooting, athletics and handball. Germany, no stranger to hosting major international sporting events, hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June and July 2011 and the Men's World Cup in 2006.

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Interviews

Our editors sometimes get the chance to sit down and talk with the people in the news and behind the news. We'll bring you the best of these exclusive interviews. 

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Event Calendar: Germany in the United States

Whenever you cannot visit Germany in person, rest assured that there are often events in your area that will bring you closer to Germany. Browse our nation-wide calendar below to find out which events are scheduled throughout the United States.

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Culture & Sports - On Screen

The International German Olympiad 2012

(© FFO)

Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation

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Theatertreffen 2012

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International solo dance theatre festival

(© FFO)

Art Cologne 2012