Though it’s hard to imagine today, Mainz was nearly totally destroyed during the Second World War. With its reconstructed historic district, the state capital is beloved by visitors during the Carnival season - and year-round.
Our destinations on this week’s edition of Discover Germany are Cologne, Mainz, Rottweil, Berlin, Eiderstedt and Reit im Winkl.
German officials have detained a 20-year-old Afghan on suspicion of being a member of the Taliban. The man had fought against security forces in his home country, German prosecutors say.
Martin Luther's appearance before the Diet of Worms was a turning point in ecclesiastical history. But finding traces of Luther in the town today takes some imagination.
The polls that really matter are just over a month away, including in two of Germany's larger and wealthier states. Yet Chancellor Angela Merkel's approval ratings keep sliding, into "eurozone crisis" territory of old.
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