How Germany ticks

Deutscher Alltag

My everyday life in Germany

Up close: Men and women from all walks of life talk about what motivates and challenges them on a daily basis.

A vet with a passion

Janine Sommer operates on cats, sometimes even on the kitchen table. She explains why she finds the job so tiring – but also fulfilling.
Snapshot
German companies report highest optimism levels since 1995.
Quiz

Quiz on the European Union

Europa: für ein starkes Miteinander
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    Dänemark
    In which country do you not pay with Euros?
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      Sprachen in der EU
      How many languages are recognized in the EU?
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        Menschen in der EU
        Which EU member state has the largest population?
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          Wahlen in der Europäischen Union
          Which EU institution do citizens elect directly?
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            Noten der europäischen Hymne
            Who composed the Anthem of Europe?
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            Region of the world

            Region of the world
            Weltregion
            What links us all

            Germany and the world

            People who are committed to international exchange and initiatives that link countries.

            Turning trash into gold

            ifa-Institut’s upcycling exhibition “Pure Gold” is going on world tour. We present the fascinating upgrading of rubbish into design.

            The miracle of change

            Israel is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Jewish state. To mark the occasion, seven committed people take a look at interaction between Germany and Israel.

            Innovations for Africa

            German Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek bestowed awards on four African scientists for their outstanding research achievements.

            Winners on both sides

            Valuable economic relationship: How German automobile manufacturers are stimulating US exports and US investments are boosting innovation in Germany.

            Many views of Europe

            What does Europe’s future look like – and will we see more or less solidarity? We visit experts in Frankfurt/Main.

            “A good future for Israel“

            Israel is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its independence. German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas deliver their congratulations and take the opportunity to look back on German-Israeli relations.

            From conflict to classroom

            They were experienced teachers in Syria or other crisis countries, but then they had to flee. They would like to teach again in Germany. But that isn’t easy.