A sepulchral atmosphere, pale faces, candles and swirling mist: a Lutheran pastor in Lower Saxony filled his church with a service for Christian Goths.
How Christian is Germany? Judging by a sharp decline in church attendance, not very. But a look at tax revenue, board memberships and land holdings suggest that its two biggest churches still have a wealth of influence.
In the first major speech of her new term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a conciliatory tone on immigration while offering an inclusive message on Islam. "Germany can do it," she said, and "we are all Germany."
A joint exhibition held in three museums in Hanover demonstrates how artists are working in Germany today. The show focuses on the current conditions of art production in the country.
The radical "Reichsbürger" movement does not recognize modern-day Germany. Authorities have now identified four members of the far-right group employed by the state of Hesse, including one in the Culture Ministry.
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