The German higher education landscape is a colourful one. Nationwide there is a choice of 400 universities of a very high level at which you can study. Choosing the right study course is therefore perhaps not so easy. Here you can find the most important websites and tips for your search for a study place.
Reports, interviews and background information on modern Germany: once a month, the newsletter from deutschland.de spotlights the most interesting new themes, contributions and contents on the website. #UpdateGermany is now out in a new, attractive design.
Buildings and rooms, according to Mirza Mešković, have an aura that reflects their history. The young Bosnian is a founding member and Deputy Director of the Genocide Museum in Sarajevo, a small, privately financed institution informing visitors about the atrocities of the civil war in Yugoslavia. “Visitors often approach me and say they are certain that something terrible happened in this or that room of the museum.” He can’t confirm this, but equally he can’t exclude it either. “It may also simply be the impact of the exhibits that radiates back into the space.”
Experience the country and its people, culture and everyday life, earn money and learn the language through jobs – Work and Travel and Working Holiday programmes are a great way to get to know a country really well. These are the requirements for Work and Travel in Germany.
How important was Germany for the inception of the Agenda 2030? Germany played an active role throughout the whole process. It prepared a paper for instance that later became part of the EU position known as the five “Ps”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. The five P's made it easier to communicate and understand the SDGs, and turned them into something the public could relate to.
Wednesday was a back-and-forth day in Brussels for US President Donald Trump, who was in town to eventually discuss NATO business with delegates from the trans-Atlantic alliance's 28 other member countries. First he was mad at Germany, claiming that the country was "captive" to Russia for its concessions in pursuit of a controversial gas pipeline deal. Then, after a public rebuke from Angela Merkel and a sit-down session with the chancellor, the US president was singing a revised tune, saying the bond between the increasingly uneasy allies was bigger — more "tremendous" even — than any differences between the leaders.
A destination of sublime beauty, with snow-capped peaks, rugged cliffs and verdant alpine meadows – this is what the Alps have in common with the Rocky Mountains. At up to 4,000 metres, the European mountain range, which also runs through Germany, is just as high as the Rockies, though the latter is four times longer. Germany’s highest mountain is the almost 3,000 metres high Zugspitze.
The charm of the region reveals itself best on a bike ride around the “Bavarian Sea”. E-bikes are available at the bike station at the port of Prien. So off you go: heading north, the 30 kilometre long route via Gstadt and Seebruck to Chieming, always with a view of the imposing “Kampenwand”, leads to the 1,669 metre high summit in the Chiemgau Alps. Return the rental bike in Chieming and board the ferry to the idyllic Fraueninsel. Then on to the Herreninsel for the highlight of the tour: Herrenchiemsee Castle. King Ludwig II surpassed even his model of Versailles in pomp. After the crossing to Prien treat yourself to a “Bayrisch Hell” (a light beer) and a hearty snack.
Fairy-tale castles, the Black Forest, the Oktoberfest and Berlin – Germany offers unique cities, landscapes, events and works of architecture. The German National Tourist Board (DZT) has identified the 100 most popular travel destinations in 2017.
“The Hungarian government was disparaging about our work and portrayed it in a false light.” This was the explanation given by Patrick Gaspard, President of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), for why after over 30 years the foundations, established by American billionaire George Soros, are now leaving their base in Budapest. The roughly 100-strong team is now moving to Berlin. For months the conflict between the OSF and Viktor Orbán’s government has been worsening. In June 2017 in Hungarian Parliament passed a controversial law under which NGOs that receive foreign funding can be subjected to stronger state control. In addition, Soros himself was defamed in a series of poster campaigns. More recently the OSF was concerned it could no longer guarantee the safety of its employees. A Hungarian magazine published their names describing them as Soros’ soldiers.