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Walpurgis Night in the Harz. Photo: DPA

Will our Halloween quiz give you a fright?

Germany is home to a plethora of haunted castles and has a huge stock of gruesome stories. How well do you know the spooky side of the Germans? READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
'I'm leaving for the West, who's coming?'
Engels at the spot where he drove through the Wall and in hospital in 1963 after being shot. Photo: Nick Allen/Fotoarchiv Alex Waidmann Berlin

'I'm leaving for the West, who's coming?'

There are many of tales of ingenious and well-thought out escape plans from people desperate to flee from East to West Berlin. Wolfgang Engels’ wasn’t one of them. It was, however, one of the most daring. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
See how Berlin has changed since Wall fell
The East Side gallery in Friedrichshain. Photo: DPA

See how Berlin has changed since Wall fell

Germany is gearing up to celebrate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. The city has changed more than any other in Europe in that time, as these 11 photos of scenes from then and now show. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
'Little Berlin' remembers fall of its wall
Tractors not tanks at Mödlareuth on the Bavaria-Thuringia border. Photo: DPA

'Little Berlin' remembers fall of its wall

Germany, November 1989: Snow falls as an excited crowd breaks through the Wall and people tearfully embrace loved ones after decades of living apart. But this is Mödlareuth - population 50 - not Berlin. READ  

Nazi U-boat wreck found off US coast
A preserved World War II U-Boat on the beach near Kiel, Germany. Photo: DPA

Nazi U-boat wreck found off US coast

A World War II German U-boat and an American merchant vessel it sank in battle have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said on Tuesday. READ  

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of
The Wiesbaden Museum in Hesse. Photo: DPA

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of

The Wiesbaden Museum was once a collection house for art stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazi. With one painting, they hope to right at least one wrong while bringing awareness to its ongoing restitution work. READ  

Single parents, common law families on rise
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Single parents, common law families on rise

The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the "classic model" and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
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Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'

Former Ivy League professor of German Eric Jarosinski has become a Twitter phenomenon developing a huge social media following thanks in no small part to saying no in German. READ  

Quiz
How good are you at German history?
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How good are you at German history?

Do you know your Helmuts from your Hermanns? Find out how good your knowledge of German history is and climb to the top of our quiz leader board. READ  

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair. Photo: DPA

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair

US online retail giant Amazon may be absent from the stands at the world's biggest book fair but it has still been at the heart of a heated debate. READ  

Leipzig Protests
'We were too afraid to go out that night'
Leipzig on October 9th 2014 and October 8th 1989. Photo: DPA

'We were too afraid to go out that night'

Some 200,000 people joined a candlelight procession on Thursday night in Leipzig, marking a watershed mass protest 25 years ago that helped bring down the Berlin Wall a month later. For many, it was an emotional march. READ  

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary
"We don't want violence. We simply want change" reads the banner from October 8,1989. Photo: DPA

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the peaceful protests in Leipzig that paved the way to the demolition of the Berlin Wall. The city will celebrate with a recreation of the iconic candlelit march that marked the beginning of the end. READ  

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88
Siegfried Lenz. Photo: DPA

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88

One of Germany's last literary lions of the World War II generation, Siegfried Lenz, who was credited with helping his country grapple with its Nazi legacy, died on Tuesday aged 88, his publisher said. READ  

Israelis urged to enjoy the cheap life in Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in Berlin in September at a rally against anti-Semitism. Photo: DPA

Israelis urged to enjoy the cheap life in Berlin

A group of Israelis living in Berlin has shocked compatriots back home by urging them to move to Germany as a much cheaper alternative to living in the Jewish state. READ  

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger
Paul Verhoeven inside his glass container. Photo: DPA

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger

Dries Verhoeven, a Dutch artist who showed his conversations with other gay men using dating app Grindr on a video wall in Kreuzberg, has had to end his project after an unknowing participant expressed his displeasure with his fists. READ  

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