Politicians debate life after reunification. Despite lower wages and higher unemployment, the general consensus is that east Germans are better off than they were. With improved conditions, they’ve even gained seven years of life expectancy.
Politicians gathered in Germany's capital, Berlin, to remember the initial laying of the foundations of the Berlin Wall. On this day 56 years ago, East Germany's communist regime started dividing Berlin in two.
From the throne to jail: Erich Honecker was hunted, homeless, exiled and jailed in his last years of life. The former East German strongman fell with his state. He was arrested on July 29,1992.
Want to impress with your German skills when singing the national anthem? Better read on then. Messing up the "Lied der Deutschen" is easier than you think.
Support for the anti-immigration AfD has been eroding, but not in eastern Germany. The right-wing populists remain a force in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which has fewer refugees than any other state. How can that be?
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