According to the German Federal Office for Statistics, 70 percent of families have a "classic structure" of married parents with a least one child. Since 1996, the number of single-parent families has risen by 6 percent.
A project is underway in Essen in which alcoholics are paid in beer to clean up the city's streets. The idea is to help drug addicts pick themselves up and rejoin society. DW went to Essen to see how it's working out.
A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task.
Berlin's Social Democrats have overwhelmingly backed Michael Müller to succeed Klaus Wowereit as the German capital's next mayor. Müller still has to be nominated at a party convention and elected by the city parliament.
Violent hooligans, backed by right-wing extremists, have teamed up against a new enemy: Salafists. For months now, they have lashed out online - and now they're taking to the streets.
It's officially fall in Berlin. Here are the 10 most beautiful images of Berlin in fall on Twitter, according to DW's social media desk.
The federal government has upped its financial contribution for Ebola response efforts six-fold to 100 million euros ($127 million), calling the situation in West Africa "extremely worrying."
A book of candid interviews with former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is to be published this week against his will. He said Angela Merkel "couldn't eat with a knife and fork," and that Gorbachev left a forgettable legacy.
In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
In a bid to clamp down on Islamists leaving and re-entering the country, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has suggested a "replacement" ID card. Some 450 extremists are already thought to have left Germany.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
The place where Thomas Raufeisen was unfairly imprisoned and interrogated is today his place of work. As a witness who experienced this prison first hand, he guides visitors through East Germany's central remand center.
Rarely does one need "stars" to rate the amenities awaiting refugees, but exceptions are being made in Cologne. The city is looking to turn a luxury hotel into a refugee asylum.
On this edition, we meet an Afghan who fled his country as a boy and made it to Hamburg after seven years. We also check out a man with a thing for bicycles and look back at "Intershops" in Communist East Germany.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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