Berlin shows its glamour
The German capital becomes an international stage for fashion and lifestyle during the fashion week. #fashionweek #berlin #fashion Fashion Week
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The outgoing German President, Joachim Gauck, has used his last major address to call upon Germany to defend democracy in the face of increasing threats. He urged Germany not to shy away from taking on international responsibility.

German President Joachim Gauck makes final address to the nation
There were major issues on the EU Foreign Ministers’ agenda. "This Council in Brussels is not only special for me because it’s probably the last time I will attend a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers," Steinmeier said before the session commenced.

US, Syria, Middle East: EU Foreign Ministers hold talks in Brussels
Under Germany’s Presidency, the G20 intends to focus more on the digital transformation, in order to make economies around the world fit for the future. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Federal Minister for Economics Affairs have set the ball rolling with an international conference.

Addressing digitalisation at global level
Start-ups have until 31 January 2017 to apply for the international Start Up Energy Transition Award of the German Energy Agency (dena). The competition is open..

The Start Up Energy Transition Award: applications open until 31 January!
Bundeswehr troops are to continue to train the Peshmerga and Iraq’s armed forces. The German government has decided to extend the assignment in northern Iraq. Germany is thus stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS.

Bundeswehr to continue training the Peshmerga
Germany from above: Fly with our drone to Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie!
Spend some time in the fairytale world of Prince Pückler, Muskauer Park is one of the most beautiful landscaped gardens in the world. And whichever side of the park you are, don’t forget to treat yourself to an original Prince Pückler (Neopolitan) ice cream. [ Link ]
#Mustsees #GermanyTourism
The series Discover DE takes you on a tour through Germany: this time to its cathedrals.

Discover DE: Cathedrals in Germany
Want to fit in in Germany? Then you'd better know when to wish someone happy birthday and how to light your cigarette. Here's our guide for avoiding faux-pas in #Germany.

10 faux-pas to avoid in Germany
Germans certainly don't skimp on breakfast - especially not on the weekend - and bread is the most important ingredient. DW's Kate Müser finds out what else you'll find on a #German breakfast table.

How to eat breakfast like a Weltmeister in Germany | Meet the Germans
Analysts and institutional investors in Germany are starting the new year on a confident note.

Optimism despite uncertainty
Far away from everyday life, discover Germany's wonderful islands. And you will find your own special piece of paradise. [ Link ] #Mustsees #FavouriteSpot #GermanyTourism
From old museums to new concert halls, from a princely residence to a coal mine: Germany's cultural venues are varied. Any selection of the most noteworthey ones must be incomplete - but we've given it a try.

Where does it play? Germany's temples of culture
Mesut Özil has been named Germany’s Player of the Year for the fifth time. The World Cup winner claimed 54.5% of the 316,850 votes to claim the 2016 edition of the prize.

Özil named Player of the Year
Berlin attracts creatives, developers and start-up founders as does no other German city. Here the eyewear fashion industry is awaking from its deep slumber.

Berlin, city of eyewear manufacture
Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm, former Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany and professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Yale Law School, talks about his lecture in India, why an adequate balance between security and liberty is needed, and his experience of teaching in Kolkata.

Liberty and Security Go Hand in Hand: Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm
The Elbe is Germany’s second-longest river and number one for cycling tours. A fun way to discover Germany is to cycle on the Elbe river route. [ Link ]
#Mustsees #EnjoyGermanNature #GermanyTourism
The German Chancellor receives in Brussels honorary doctorate for her handling of the refugee crisis.

Honor for Chancellor Merkel
A key gathering place for international fashion designers and retailers – and bang up to date with all the latest trends: for three days, Berlin will be dominated by fashion and lifestyle.

Berlin Fashion Week