Articles and Interviews

Why Germany has a unique football vocabulary

It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.

Quiz: Germany and the Football World Cup

How often has Germany won the Football World Cup? In which German stadium was the 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France played? Who scored the winning goal during the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina? Test your knowledge with our World Cup Quiz!

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.