"Heimat, or home, is much more than your name on the doorbell in somewhere or other," says Monika Grütters. Find out more about what Germany’s Culture Minister has to say about values, tradition and coming to terms with history in the Interview.
Numerous initiatives will promote Europe's cultural heritage throughout the year. The goal is to incite the population to "feel Europe's soul," said Germany's culture minister.
Cultural policy does not exactly top the priority list of the parties running for the upcoming German election. Yet a few topics have been grabbing the media's attention. Insiders discuss why they matter.
As Germany heads to the polls on September 24, the country's leading cultural organization is appealing for its own chair at the table - and a swift conclusion to Berlin's controversial Humboldt Forum museum project.
Defining strict rules is typically German, believes education expert Yasemin Karakasoglu. She told DW why democracy and integration in everyday life are more important than the concept of a "leading culture."
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