The German national anthem consists only of the third stanza of the Deutschlandlied
Carnival in Cologne is Germany's most famous celebration of the event. DW's Hallie Rawlinson reports on her first time.
Italy's northernmost city, the most liveable city in the world - that sounds inviting. But what makes Munich really unique?
100 years after the founding of the art school, the Bauhaus can still be experienced in many places in Germany. We show the most important stations.
Inspiring Europe: The mix of a great many talented minds makes the continent so creative.
Can an entire city go on tour? Hamburg can! “Hamburg on Tour” delighted Londoners with an extraordinary festival.
Castles – the stuff of legend. Knights, epic battles and wild revelry. Even if life down the centuries wasn’t always that exciting, the ancient walls bring history alive. And the history of Burg Eltz, or Eltz castle on the river Mosel, has been very well preserved.
From the coast to the Alpine foothills, from Saxony to the Saarland, these links inform you about destinations for trips and outings.
Young people want to live in cities – don’t they? We asked young Germans and received some surprising replies.
The geographer Gerhard Henkel believes that democracy is at risk from rural exodus and the demise of villages. We describe the state in which Germany’s villages find themselves.
An expert in urban development explains how growing cities will remain liveable and how lifestyles and mobility will have to change.