At the German language Olympics in Frankfurt, competitors demonstrate their knowledge of German language and culture. 100 young people from 50 countries are taking part in the event, which is hosted by the Goethe Institute.
It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.
Digitization and high-quality education are top of the agenda at this week's World Congress of German Schools Abroad in Berlin. In addition to experts and politicians, alumni will also be taking part for the first time.
Previous winners include "Dwarsdriewer" ("obstructionist"), "Ackerschnacker" ("mobile phone") and "Lämmerhüppen" ("disco"). Low Saxon is a regional language spoken by some 3 million people in Germany.
Nearly 70 percent of Germans polled think the chancellor should travel to Russia for the soccer tournament. Germans appear to have softened their attitudes toward Russia since the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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