The Country and its People

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Germany – land of newspapers

Freedom of opinion and freedom of the press are considered a precious good in Germany. The wide range of newspapers and magazines is a reflection of the diversity of opinions: 327 daily newspapers, 21 weekly newspapers and six Sunday newspapers inform people not only about global affairs, but also about local events. An overview with the most important facts about newspapers and media consumption in Germany.

National newspapers

The tabloid BILD, the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit” or the national daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung”: the wide range of daily newspapers in Germany is a reflection of the diversity of opinions. Overview and links to important national newspapers.

Infographics: Differences West and East Germany

Even nearly three decades after reunification, the new states still have more unemployment and better child-care. Our infographics show where there are still differences between East and West today. 

Measuring the German soul

72 percent of Germans sing aloud in the car. And Germany’s most popular fast-food dish is the doner kebab sandwich – 400 million pitas filled with meat and salad are sold every year! This and other remarkable facts have been collected and published in a book by author and film-maker Christian Heynen.