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German Dialects: The Sound of Plattdeutsch

Once you’ve learned German, you may expect to be able to communicate with people all over the country. But with what is estimated at between 50 and 250 German dialects, you might find yourself lost when the locals open their mouths. If you are in northern Germany, you might be hearing Plattdeutsch.

Outstanding storyteller

Writer Ron Segal has found a moving narrative form for remembering the Holocaust. And based on it the animated film “Adam” has now gone into production.

Berlinale fever

Cinematic, musical and culinary delicacies – and protests on the red carpet: impressions from the Berlinale weekend.

Filmland Germany

Oscar winner, the biggest film festival and the sound of blockbusters: Germany has a lot of cinema superlatives to offer. Ten facts.