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Photokina Draws Thousands to Cologne

Sep 15, 2014 |

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.

Berlin’s Long Night of the Startups

Sep 15, 2014 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government

The startup scene is booming. And Berlin is becoming an entrepreneurial hotspot. With ideas that range from sustainable, to entertaining to the merely practical, more than 100 companies showed off their products at The Long Night of the Startups.

Remembering Dr. King’s Remarkable Visit to Berlin

Sep 12, 2014 |
Dr. King in Berlin, 1964

Dr. King’s timeless message of courage, hope and nonviolence resonated deeply with Germans living with the inhumane division of the inner-German border, and indeed it was through non-violent but courageous protests that the people living in the East effected the opening of that border and the toppling of the totalitarian regime.

Word of the Week: Geisterbahnhof

Sep 12, 2014 |

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.

Shortlist Announced for German Book Prize

Sep 11, 2014 |
Book Prize

The shortlist for the German Book Prize was announced this week. The jury nominated six novels for the prestigious list and the winner will be awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 6. The winner will win 25,000 euros and a place in the row of literary greats.