The Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is a German euroskeptic and right-wing party, which was founded in 2013.
The AfD has been accused of appealing to right-wing extremist voters on issues such as immigration. Following the influx of refugees in 2015 the party has seen a marked success in regional and European elections. This is a collection of DW's content on the AfD party.
A man who allegedly spread hate speech at the Sachsenhausen camp memorial near Berlin is to face face criminal charges. He was part of a group visiting from the constituency of Alice Weidel, leader of the far-right AfD.
In 2017, a Facebook video posted by the far-right AfD amassed numerous hate-filled comments against refugees. German authorities said they've fined nearly 100 people over their remarks and are probing scores of others.
A group of AfD politicians have called on the party to distance itself from its firebrand leader in the eastern state of Thuringia, Björn Höcke. The party's top brass did not sign, but did join in the criticism of Höcke.