Germany

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"Germany, what goes?" - An audio journey through Germany

Join our host Dana Newman on this audio journey through Germany and learn about great places, exciting people, special projects and cultural peculiarities in various German cities.

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  • Deutschlandkarte mit Illustration der Porta Nigra in Trient und Porträt von Dana Newman
    © Illustration: Pauline Wernig, ©Goethe-Institut / Foto: ©Dana Newman
    © Illustration: Pauline Wernig, ©Goethe-Institut / Foto: ©Dana Newman

    Episode 12: Trier is "quant"!

    Surprise! With our audio trip we visit another city, one of the oldest cities in Germany! Here, history not only shapes the face of the city, but also its language. Listen now to learn more about Trier and Trierisch - sauwa!

  • Map of Germany with a picture of Dana Newman and an illustration of a green campus with solar panels
    © Illustration: Goethe-Institut e.V./Pauline Wernig; Foto: Dana Newman
    © Illustration: Goethe-Institut e.V./Pauline Wernig; Foto: Dana Newman

    Episode 13: Trier - A visit to the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld

    Out of the city, in the middle of the forest - today we visit the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. What can you study here? And why is this the greenest campus in Germany? Learn more about it in this episode, which is all about sustainability!

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    [Translate to Englisch:] © [Translate to Englisch:] Illustration: Pauline Wernig, ©Goethe-Institut / Foto: ©Dana Newman

    Episode 11: MONAliesA - the feminist library in Leipzig

    In the eleventh episode of "Germany, what goes?" we visit the feminist library "MONAliesA" in Leipzig. Since 1990, feminist literature has been collected here, the library has been used as a venue and important work for gender equality has been done - listen in!

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  • SDG Ziel 12: Nachhaltige/r Konsum und Produktion
    A woman checks out different products in a zero waste store.
    Sustainability in everyday life - this is how it works!© GettyImages/aldomurillo
    Sustainability in everyday life - this is how it works! © GettyImages/aldomurillo

    Tips for greater sustainability in everyday life

    Preventing waste, using renewable energies, seasonal shopping: we’ve collated the most effective tips for a climate-friendly lifestyle. How to make your everyday life more sustainable.

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    © Getty Images/JulPo

    Cultural tips - 2030 Agenda

    From poetry slam to photography, from theater to graffiti, from music to dance, from architecture to cultural events - every day of this Advent brings a new cultural tip in which the goals of the 2030 Agenda find artistic expression.

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    © Alumniportal Deutschland

    Infographic: Behördendeutsch - what's that?

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    Behördendeutsch is a form of written German favoured by authorities and civil servants. It is often highly convoluted and can sometimes be difficult to understand. In this infographic we point out some of the key features and offer tips for easier communication with the authorities.

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    © Getty Images/fotografixx

    Innovation in Germany: many strengths and some room for improvement

    Germany is investing intensively into research and development: experts speak about Germany’s strengths and weaknesses as a location for innovation.

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    © Getty Images/querbeet

    Germany has voted, so what happens now?

    Energy transition, corona pandemic, digitisation: representatives of the new federal government in Germany talk with DAAD alumni about what the result of the election really means and what changes it will bring.

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    © Getty Images/svetikd

    Conversation lessons as an opportunity to practice speaking German and for intercultural networking

    The Alumniportal Deutschland ran a digital conversation course at two different language levels from September to December 2021. The course enabled participants to increase their vocabulary and to discuss various social issues. The format will continue this year.

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    © Editions eGrenier

    Using comics to learn German

    Germany alumnus Ib Zongo writes and illustrates comics – dealing with topics like migration and radicalisation, love, and the quest for happiness. Young people in West Africa use his stories to learn German.

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    © Getty Images / katatonia82

    2021 German federal election - Key Facts

    Germany is voting! Find out which issues German voters care about prior to the 2021 federal election, who may become the next federal chancellor and other key facts about the election.

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    © Alumniportal Deutschland

    Superstar Beethoven

    He is considered one of the most widely performed composers in the world, wrote nine symphonies and continued to compose and conduct music despite being completely deaf: Ludwig van Beethoven. Our infographic provides facts and reveals curiosities about the musical genius.

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    German phrases about Europe

    On the occasion of the European Day of Language on 26 September, we would like to introduce you to idioms around Europe.

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    [Translate to Englisch:] © [Translate to Englisch:] Alumniportal Deutschland / Goethe-Institut e.V.

    Cultural tips on the subject of mobility

    Are you interested in mobility or do you just fancy some nice and exciting cultural tips? Uke Bosse recommends you a total of five books, films or series.

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    © Alumniportal Deutschland

    Cultural characteristics in Germany

    What are the customs and cultural characteristics that are typical for Germany? Our little infographics illuminate - with a wink of the eye - the peculiarities and preferences of the Germans.