The Federal Republic of Germany is a value-based, vibrant democracy with a diverse political landscape.

Topic of the week: resistance and civil courage

Showing a presence on the street

Tens of thousands of pupils are demonstrating for more climate protection. A youth researcher explains why young people in Germany are so engaged in civic activism.
Topic of the week: civil courage

Demonstrating for change

There have been numerous protest movements in Germany since the end of the Second World War. We present the most important of them.
Topic of the week: civil courage

What Germans protest about

Historian and protest researcher Philipp Gassert from the University of Mannheim explains how Germany’s culture of protesting has evolved.
Topic of the week: resistance

Courage and resistance

To mark the 75th anniversary of Stauffenberg’s attempt to assassinate Hitler on 20 July: resistance to the Nazi regime took place on many levels. We present an overview.