Germany

Nisreen Naffa from Palestine enthuses about German culture and “multiculti” Berlin.

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Helping instead of paying rent

Students have little money for expensive rents; elderly people often live alone in large apartments. The concept of “Living for Help” solves both problems by bringing together students and elderly people.

This is the way the federal elections work

On 24 September 2017, 61.5 million eligible voters will elect the 19th Bundestag. We explain why every citizen has two votes and present the most important facts about the German electoral system.

Germany’s biggest public festivals

There is not only the Oktoberfest! Several thousand public festivals are held in Germany every year – we have compiled the five biggest for you, together with a small 'festival etiquette' manual.

A lust for risk-taking

Extreme sports in Germany

More and more Germans are defining themselves by their leisure activities. They are looking for a particular “kick” – climbing unsecured or throwing themselves off cliffs. Extreme sports have become mainstream.