Beer is one of the most popular beverages in Germany. Beer making dates back thousands of years.
Water, hops, yeast and water are the main ingredients. Tradional brewing regions in Europe, such as Germany, England, Belgium and the Czech Republic have dozens of local varieties of beer. This is an automatic compilation of DW's journaistic output related to beer.
British royal "superfans" started to reserve their positions opposite Windsor Castle days ago, waiting for the royal wedding. Some retail and royals experts say the couple’s big day is likely to provide a shot in the arm to some sectors of the U.K. economy.
Rather than abstaining from alcohol, Germany's politicians took swigs of beer and rhetorical swipes at one another during traditional party gatherings on Ash Wednesday. But the humor also veered into more serious ground.