The western town of Dinslaken became known as a Salafi hotbed in 2013 when a group of local youths traveled to Syria to join the "Islamic State." Years on, the community is still trying to leave the past behind.
The Nazis jailed partisans such as Erich Honecker in the Brandenburg-Görden prison. Several decades later, when Honecker had become the East German leader, he in turn locked up political adversaries in this very jail.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presented a plan with rules aimed at making it harder for failed asylum seekers to avoid deportation. The focus is on people who have exhausted all legal avenues to obtain asylum.
Yet again, a member of Germany's far-right populist AfD party has traveled to the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula. This is a deliberate provocation of Ukraine and Germany's parliament, says DW's Jens Thurau.
As Germany cut its growth forecast again for 2019, the government is set to boost company research and development. Both big and small companies would be able to claim annual bonuses.
House Democrats have subpoenaed the German lender and several other banks as part of a probe into the US president's finances. The investigation seeks information related to possible Russian money laundering.
Justices will hear arguments this week on whether physicians can aid terminally ill patients in ending their own lives. The current law has put the government at odds with standing court decisions and public opinion.
Germany's Easter peace marches have kicked off around the country, calling for an end to arms exports to crisis areas. The marches remain popular, decades on from their Cold War heydey.
A military rescue plane has flown to the island of Madeira to bring survivors of a deadly bus crash back to Germany. The cause of the crash is still not clear.
In Germany, villages and towns are leading the pack in the climate change fight. One motivated mayor has set up a store stocked with regional produce to help cut emissions. But going local isn't as easy as it sounds.
A new study says that Germans with an immigrant background trust the country's political system, but lack the confidence to engage with it. Political analyst Jan Schneider talks to DW about how this could change.
The number of non-EU citizens moving to Germany for work has risen by about 20 percent for a third year in a row. Figures show most of these foreigners are men from India, China and the United States.
Ever more motorists are pulling into highway churches for a brief moment of spirituality, to light candles and pray. The chapels provide an oasis of calm that gas stations and truck stops do not.
If you think of Schleswig-Holstein, you have to think of Sylt, Germany's northernmost holiday island. If you're a beach-lover, the state actually offers two seas: the North Sea and the Baltic.
Brandenburg boasts magnificent palaces, medieval town centers and plenty for nature-lovers.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
Easter wouldn't be Easter without eggs. The oval objects also play a role far beyond the culinary, from paintings to architecture and furniture design.
As the song says, you can dance if you want to. But not on Good Friday in Germany, which retains intense restrictions on Easter revelry. It's an annual debate — led this year by two generations of Social Democrats.
In Germany, it's tradition to gather around a big bonfire over Easter to mark the end of a long, dark winter. But activists say these blazes often become death traps for small animals like hedgehogs and rabbits.
First it was a brewery, then a war-time labor camp, then an East German political prison. Now it can be yours. The town of Gera is selling its decommissioned gaol to anyone with a good idea of what to do with it.
#DWStammtisch goes transatlantic as Germany takes its seat on the UN Security Council and Barack Obama visits Germany.
Stammtisch gets hot and bothered about climate change and the weekly school strikes calling for more action.
With Brexit looming, thousands of Brits are becoming German. So, what's it like swapping your scones for Sauerkraut?
On this week's #DWStammtisch: The robots take over and we ask how Artificial Intelligence changes Germany.
Ahead of the European elections the #DWStammtisch podcast debates: is Germany leading Europe — or lagging behind?
The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit is very hard to predict with any degree of certainty. But as the clock ticks down, we look into how a hard Brexit might affect non-EU nationals.
The EU's budget chief says Germany will have to supply a cash injection of several hundred million euros to the bloc in the event of a no-deal Brexit. A messy departure will leave billions missing from the EU budget.
A new study shows that the British and the Germans would be the worst hit with total annual losses of up to €67 billion. People in the US and China could actually see a rise in incomes after Britain's exit from the EU.
A bird's eye view of the Palatinate: with our drone we fly you today to the Southern Wine Route.
Our drone today flies over the Old Town Hall in Bonn.
The monastery Lehnin is located in the heart of the Mark region of Brandenburg. Our drone will fly you there.
High above the Bodetal valley in the Harz mountains lies the Hexentanzplatz or witches' dance area. Legend has it that witches gathered here on Walpurgis Night. Our drone followed the tracks of the witches.
Drone flight in Halberstadt: St. Stephanus and St. Sixtus Cathedral is one of the most important buildings on the Romanesque Road. It houses one of the most valuable church treasures in Germany.
Wunderbar! That's how a majority of Germans personally feel, according to a new survey. Many respondents said, however, that they think the nation as a whole is unhappy.
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