Germany now has about 22,000 wind turbines. The first of these innovative machines was introduced 30 years ago -- by a farmer in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
The German artist was banned from painting by the Nazis but became an influential painter after World War II. Despite going blind towards the end of life, K.O. Götz remained active until his death, at the age of 103.
In August, thousands of activists will take part in anti-coal demonstrations in western Germany, as mines and plants continue to operate and expand. DW looks at the impact of coal mining on people and nature there.
It looks like Martin Schulz is about to become another in a line of middle-aged male Social Democrat candidates to come second in an election to Chancellor Angela Merkel. So what exactly does the SPD stand for?
In Germany's Ruhr area, former mining areas are being transformed and marketed as residential or commercial areas. The strategy has been a success with people flocking to the newly created neighborhoods.
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