Bilateral trade between the United States and Germany amounted to more than $174 billion last year - a figure that seems to indicate mutually beneficial trade ties but is hugely unbalanced.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 19 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group, even though the reasons for abandoning coal are growing.
A recent report by the German Federal Statistical Office shows that in terms of education, employment and income levels, those with a migration background are much worse off than those without.
DJs like Felix Jaehn, Alle Farben and Paul van Dyk are superstars of the scene. They regularly top the international charts and headline dance festival line-ups around the world – and are Germany’s No. 1 music export!
What do Germans really like to eat? Where do they wear Lederhosen? Which landmark can be found in which city? We'll help you test your knowledge by regularly asking five questions about Germany.
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