Town and Country

Metropolitan areas, Berlin, Hamburg, the Ruhr, sustainable urban development, natural parks and landscapes.

Essen is green

Nature in the city: Essen, the metropolis on the Ruhr, has been named 2017 European Green Capital and is celebrating this honour with its inhabitants and international guests.

Santa Claus from Landau

The caricaturist Thomas Nast, who was born in Germany's Palatinate region, developed the original version of the now world-famous Santa Claus figure.