Celal Türer runs a post office in Pforzheim. On weekends the amateur musician provides the entertainment at Turkish weddings. But his heart truly beats for German Schlager music. He's even made a video clip of his latest song, entitled "Julia".
Two years ago, it looked like German Chancellor Angela Merkel was done for. But now, she is at the heart of the Christian Democratic Union's election platform. And she looks like a safe bet.
It is billed as a "show of superlatives." For her new tour, German superstar Helene Fischer plans to sing while whirling around in the air, trained by top acrobats of the Cirque du Soleil.
In his State of the Union speech, European Commission President Juncker has praised the bloc for "bouncing back" after 10 years of crises. He has outlined bold proposals for the eurozone, trade and migration.
From Marlene Dietrich in the 1920s to the influence of The Beatles and the rise and fall of Nena's Neue Deutsche Welle, German pop has changed a lot in the past 90 years. A Frankfurt exhibition takes a closer look.
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