Siegfried Marhöfer is a butcher from Oberbreisig. He and his partner Walter Gehlen package their salami sausages in wooden boxes - a bit like fine cigar cases - and recently won a Red Dot Award.
A new Frankfurt exhibition traces Jil Sander's career as a top influential modern fashion designer. Through nine different angles, it considers how her quintessential German minimalism has impacted style up to today.
As the EU executive deliberates on the controversial gas pipeline planned to link Russian gas supplies with German consumers, many believe Nordstream II could still fall victim to the EU's energy policy.
Germany's reputation as a world leader in recycling is seriously under threat, according to green organizations. The Environment Ministry is seeking to abolish quotas for reusable bottles.
Germany's Red Dot Award is a recognition that can boost a designer's career. Many of these award-winning concepts are now featured in a new exhibition in Essen. Some aspects of the prize can be criticized, though.
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