Germany

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Here you will find exciting articles about Germany, German culture and German characteristics.

What is typical of German society and culture? How do I find my way around Germany? You can read all about it here.

"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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  • Teaser image for the infographic Careers in Germany for researchers
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    © Alumniportal Deutschland

    Academic career in Germany

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    This infographic provides an overview of career paths in science and research in Germany and gives helpful tips for international researchers seeking an academic career in Germany.

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    © Getty Images/NiseriN

    Germany is looking forward to a summer of footballing fairy tales

    The 2024 UEFA Championship in Germany: a festival for fans and businesses with a focus on sustainability and cohesion.

  • Row of blue flags of the European Union in Brussels
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    © Getty Images/sharrocks

    European Election: everything you need to know

    A European Election is planned to take place in June. The European Parliament is one of the EU’s most important institutions. Read on to discover the election’s significance and how it operates.

  • Picture of a happy, dark-skinned young man greeting someone outside the university
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    © Getty Images/Olelole

    German dialects – everything you need to know

    Bavarian, Saxon, Swabian: many different dialects are spoken in Germany. Here you can find out which German dialects there are and where they are spoken.

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    © Alumniportal Deutschland

    Finding your way in Germany: A guide for newcomers

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    Welcome to Germany! This infographic offers helpful insights for foreign students, professionals and new arrivals to find their way around orientation in Germany. From cultural characteristics to everyday practices - discover how you can settle in here and gain valuable experience.

  • A cheerful Asian woman with a German flag poses at the media harbour and television tower in Düsseldorf.
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    © Getty Images/frantic00

    This is where German is spoken around the world

    Roughly 110 million people are native speakers of German. To mark International Mother Language Day, we explain where German is spoken around the world and why.

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    © Thomas Kölsch

    The frivolous fifth season

    Carnival plays an important role in many regions of Germany: we explain the regional variations that exist and the aspects you should be aware of as a newcomer to Carnival.

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    [Translate to Englisch:] © [Translate to Englisch:] gettyimages/franz12

    How English is flowing into German

    Work-life balance, selfie, social bot: Germanist Karin Pittner explains why Anglicisms have become firmly established in German language use – and why that’s mostly also a good thing. 

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    From PhD to Innovator

    YES workshop: DAAD alumni get to learn about tools for successful entrepreneurship. Here they describe their experiences. 

  • Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl surrounded by crowds at an election rally in Heiligenstadt, Thuringia, on 5 September 1990.
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    © picture-alliance / dpa | Oliver Berg

    Landmark elections after reunification

    The historical elections in 1990: an insight into the hopes and challenges following reunification.

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    © Getty Images/Olga Mazyarkina

    Key vocabulary at Christmas

    From Lebkuchen to Bescherung: you should definitely know these German Christmas words and their meaning.

  • Cropped shot of unrecognizable man holding a piece of paper with gender equality symbols indoors
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    © Getty Images/LaylaBird

    How to gender correctly

    An asterisk, underscore, colon – we answer the most significant questions and explain how to correctly observe gender neutrality in Germany.