Sometimes facial expressions and hand gestures can communicate more than words can, but they also vary greatly from culture to culture. Here's your DW video guide to understanding and emulating typical German gestures.
There's a fine line between honesty and politeness and Germans are known abroad for not beating around the bush. Kate Müser and Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi explore the rather direct questions they've had to answer in Germany.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to poet Jan Wagner. The 45-year-old is also a translator of poetry in English.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to writer Marcel Beyer, renowned for his exploration of Nazi history through experimentation with language.
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