The Country and its People

Articles and Interviews

Tips for apartment hunting and moving in Germany

Roughly 8 million Germans move house every year. So what's it like? DW's Cristina Burack shares some quirks of finding a new place to live in Germany, and learns that Germans are not afraid to be hands-on in the process.

Quiz: German Literature

Do you know where Emilia Galotti meets the Prince of Guastalla? And whom Harry Haller dreams of in Hermann Hesse's “Steppenwolf”? Answer our five questions and find out how well you are familiar with German literature. Have fun guessing!

Quiz: Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner, the famous German writer and journalist, was born 120 years ago on 23 February. His works are still of great importance today. But what do you know about Erich Kästner? Can you remember a famous quote from him? Test your knowledge now with our mini-quiz!