Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has taken over the Cologne archdiocese, one of the richest in the world. He is determined to spread Pope Francis' message of charity and the importance of sharing.
This year's Oktoberfest is officially underway. Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter opened the two-week beer festival with the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!"
Some of the young soccer stars Angelo trains in his spare time go on to become big stars in Germany, like national player Mario Götze. For Angelo, though, it's important that they learn to become more than football players.
The international campaign against "Islamic State" has widened to include multinational air campaigns and talks of boots on the ground. The message from Washington? Germany needs to do more.
German aid organizations are trying to get medical equipment to Ebola-infected regions of Africa. They face enormous challenges, and it's becoming more expensive.
Germany will no longer accept asylum seekers from the western Balkans; entry for other refugees will become easier. After initial opposition, the Bundesrat has passed the government's changes to the country's asylum law.
Germany and France will send military transport planes to West Africa to help efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak. Nearly 30,000 health workers have set out in Sierra Leone to assess the extent of the epidemic there.
The hot summer weather shouldn't be a reason to miss a night at the movies. In Germany, film buffs can choose from a number of open-air cinemas and enjoy all kinds of movies under a starry sky.
All across Germany, Muslims have used their Friday prayers to protest against injustice and hate crimes. In Berlin, the organizers did their best to demonstrate a united front against the "Islamic State."
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 Gewandhaus concert hall, the annual book fair, and Auerbachs Keller: Leipzig has no shortage of cultural and culinary attractions. The city also has a fascinating past for visitors to delve into.
In this edition: a chef serving up treats single-handedly; the world’s oldest glider-port; and painting the town red, among other colors.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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