Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival

Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival

Conductor Oksana Lyniv on Sunday became the first woman to hold the baton in the 145-year history of Germany's renowned Bayreuth opera festival, with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the audience.

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Nine things you might be surprised came from Germany
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Nine things you might be surprised came from Germany

Trinkgeld: What you need to know about tipping culture in Germany
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Trinkgeld: What you need to know about tipping culture in Germany

7 things the Covid-19 crisis has taught us about Germany
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7 things the Covid-19 crisis has taught us about Germany

Eight Covid-safe events not to miss in Germany in June 2021

Eight Covid-safe events not to miss in Germany in June 2021

EXPLAINED: A guide to the best international supermarkets in Berlin

EXPLAINED: A guide to the best international supermarkets in Berlin

Germany sets aside €2.5 billion to reboot pandemic-hit cultural events

Germany sets aside €2.5 billion to reboot pandemic-hit cultural events

What you need to know about Germany’s four minority languages

What you need to know about Germany’s four minority languages

Who is the ukulele-playing Hamburger representing Germany in Eurovision 2021?

Who is the ukulele-playing Hamburger representing Germany in Eurovision 2021?

Black ballet dancer wins payout in Berlin racism row

Black ballet dancer wins payout in Berlin racism row

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Germany
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12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Germany

From folk to techno: 13 German songs that never grow old

From folk to techno: 13 German songs that never grow old

Easter in Germany: The very deutsch origins of the Easter Bunny

Easter in Germany: The very deutsch origins of the Easter Bunny

Tickets sell out in three minutes as Berlin Philharmonic reopens to public

Tickets sell out in three minutes as Berlin Philharmonic reopens to public

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time
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How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

Berlinale: Berlin Festival to award first ‘gender-neutral’ acting award on final day

Berlinale: Berlin Festival to award first ‘gender-neutral’ acting award on final day

Berlin gentrification takes spotlight in new film by actor Daniel Brühl

Berlin gentrification takes spotlight in new film by actor Daniel Brühl

Germany holds virtual Berlinale film festival

Germany holds virtual Berlinale film festival

Here’s how Germany’s sport and cultural venues plan to reopen safely

Here’s how Germany’s sport and cultural venues plan to reopen safely

‘Germans are brutally honest’: How hard is it to date in Germany?
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‘Germans are brutally honest’: How hard is it to date in Germany?

Berlinale: Famous Berlin film festival to spotlight pandemic-era movies

Berlinale: Famous Berlin film festival to spotlight pandemic-era movies

Oh fork: The German dining etiquette Americans might struggle with
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Oh fork: The German dining etiquette Americans might struggle with

Why this is Germany’s favourite Christmas movie
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Why this is Germany’s favourite Christmas movie

How to celebrate Diwali in Germany in 2020

How to celebrate Diwali in Germany in 2020

8 ways living in Germany will change you for good

8 ways living in Germany will change you for good

How living in Berlin has changed me for life

How living in Berlin has changed me for life

German musicians hold silent protest over lockdowns

German musicians hold silent protest over lockdowns

Eight American celebrities with surprising German roots

Eight American celebrities with surprising German roots

Summer staycation: Where Germany’s politicians are spending their holidays

Summer staycation: Where Germany’s politicians are spending their holidays

Dark: Why it’s time to binge Netflix’s successful original German series

Dark: Why it’s time to binge Netflix’s successful original German series

Germany strives to kickstart culture in a world blighted by virus

Germany strives to kickstart culture in a world blighted by virus

Plexiglass and staggered seating: How cinemas in Germany plan to reopen

Plexiglass and staggered seating: How cinemas in Germany plan to reopen

Polanski’s latest film to premier at Berlinale

Polanski’s latest film to premier at Berlinale

Munich unveils latest cultural offering: portable opera

Munich unveils latest cultural offering: portable opera

Eyes sewn shut – playing an emotional zombie

Eyes sewn shut – playing an emotional zombie

Vivienne Dick: ‘Experimentation becomes an important way to resist’

Vivienne Dick: ‘Experimentation becomes an important way to resist’

Imagining a new future for Berlin

Imagining a new future for Berlin

United We Stream: How Berlin’s clubs are coming together to survive the corona crisis

United We Stream: How Berlin’s clubs are coming together to survive the corona crisis

Weekend Wanderlust: How to travel the world without leaving Germany

Weekend Wanderlust: How to travel the world without leaving Germany

Germany’s most popular baby names revealed

Germany’s most popular baby names revealed

Alone Together: How I had an unexpected night out at a German online bar

Alone Together: How I had an unexpected night out at a German online bar

Ten top films and TV shows to discover Germany from your couch

Ten top films and TV shows to discover Germany from your couch

The show must go on: How cultural life has moved online in Germany

The show must go on: How cultural life has moved online in Germany

How to make the most of German culture while social distancing

How to make the most of German culture while social distancing

Germany’s Big Brother contestants to be told about coronavirus pandemic on live TV

Germany’s Big Brother contestants to be told about coronavirus pandemic on live TV

‘We’ve never had such a big threat’: Berlin clubs fear for their future

‘We’ve never had such a big threat’: Berlin clubs fear for their future

The seven best and seven ‘wurst’ German dishes

The seven best and seven ‘wurst’ German dishes

Berlinale: Diversity and Nazi past in spotlight at 70th Berlin film festival

Berlinale: Diversity and Nazi past in spotlight at 70th Berlin film festival

VIDEO: Why do Germans love getting naked?
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VIDEO: Why do Germans love getting naked?

Meet the Beatles superfan keeping the Fab Four alive in Hamburg

Meet the Beatles superfan keeping the Fab Four alive in Hamburg

British actor Jeremy Irons to head 2020 Berlin film festival jury

British actor Jeremy Irons to head 2020 Berlin film festival jury

How Germany is celebrating 250-year-old ‘pop star’ Beethoven

How Germany is celebrating 250-year-old ‘pop star’ Beethoven

How AI is adding the final notes to German composer’s Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony

How AI is adding the final notes to German composer’s Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony

Tell us: What German habits have you picked up?
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Tell us: What German habits have you picked up?

Where lols outweigh likes: Behind the scenes of Cologne’s selfie museum

Where lols outweigh likes: Behind the scenes of Cologne’s selfie museum

Nine ways your socializing habits change after moving to Germany
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Nine ways your socializing habits change after moving to Germany

Hamburg orchestra to perform climate change rework of Vivaldi classic

Hamburg orchestra to perform climate change rework of Vivaldi classic

Why Elle Germany has been called out over ‘back to black’ issue

Why Elle Germany has been called out over ‘back to black’ issue

Five German lifestyle habits you should think about adopting
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Five German lifestyle habits you should think about adopting

The truth laid bare: What you need to know about Germany’s sauna culture
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The truth laid bare: What you need to know about Germany’s sauna culture

10 weird taboos you should never break in Germany
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10 weird taboos you should never break in Germany

Daily dilemmas: Is it ever acceptable to cross the road at a red light in Germany?

Daily dilemmas: Is it ever acceptable to cross the road at a red light in Germany?

13 things foreigners do that make Germans really uncomfortable
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13 things foreigners do that make Germans really uncomfortable

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time
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How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

Eight signs summer has arrived in Germany

Are Germans really rude or just avoiding politeness overload?
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Are Germans really rude or just avoiding politeness overload?

Ten must-see German films of past and present

Ten must-see German films of past and present

Top ten events to celebrate Germany’s holiday weekend

Top ten events to celebrate Germany’s holiday weekend

Germany to return stolen papers of Kafka’s friend Max Brod to Israel

Germany to return stolen papers of Kafka’s friend Max Brod to Israel

How chopsticks showed me the difference between German and Chinese culture

How chopsticks showed me the difference between German and Chinese culture

Why are so many Germans obsessed with Sweden?
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Why are so many Germans obsessed with Sweden?

Why ‘made in Germany’ TV has captured the imagination of the world
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Why ‘made in Germany’ TV has captured the imagination of the world

How a small alternative festival has grown to take over Munich

How a small alternative festival has grown to take over Munich

Friendship in tumultuous times? Steinmeier opens Thomas Mann House in US

Friendship in tumultuous times? Steinmeier opens Thomas Mann House in US

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?

‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s lost porcelain gift to Wagner gets rare show

‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s lost porcelain gift to Wagner gets rare show

Prost! Why do Germans make eye contact when they clink glasses?

Prost! Why do Germans make eye contact when they clink glasses?

10 modern German musicians you need to listen to before you die

10 modern German musicians you need to listen to before you die

Christkind vs Santa: how Germans and Americans celebrate Christmas differently

Christkind vs Santa: how Germans and Americans celebrate Christmas differently

VIDEO: Is this Sweden’s ultimate weekend getaway?
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VIDEO: Is this Sweden’s ultimate weekend getaway?

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret
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This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

Police end occupation of iconic left-wing Berlin theatre

Police end occupation of iconic left-wing Berlin theatre

The biggest Berlin fans live in China, but everyone’s in on the love

The biggest Berlin fans live in China, but everyone’s in on the love

Duisburg anti-litter campaign accused of racism over use of Turkish names

Duisburg anti-litter campaign accused of racism over use of Turkish names

German ex-director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum dies aged 62

German ex-director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum dies aged 62

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths

Eight unmissable events taking place across Germany this July

Eight unmissable events taking place across Germany this July

‘Parthenon’ made of books built at site of Nazi book burning

‘Parthenon’ made of books built at site of Nazi book burning

7 unmissable events in Germany this June

7 unmissable events in Germany this June

Bach vs burka: Germany debates identity ahead of election

Bach vs burka: Germany debates identity ahead of election

The mobile Berlin brewery made out of shipping containers

The mobile Berlin brewery made out of shipping containers

Eight wonderful ways to celebrate spring in Germany

Eight wonderful ways to celebrate spring in Germany

10 ways to celebrate Easter in Germany like a local

10 ways to celebrate Easter in Germany like a local

In Berlin, a street art gallery designed to be destroyed

In Berlin, a street art gallery designed to be destroyed

Ruhezeit: What you need to know about ‘quiet time’ in Germany
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Ruhezeit: What you need to know about ‘quiet time’ in Germany

Five German foods that aren’t what you think they are

Five German foods that aren’t what you think they are

Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better

Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better

Seven little-known German museums with brilliant ideas

Seven little-known German museums with brilliant ideas

Why on earth do these 8 weird German museums exist?

Why on earth do these 8 weird German museums exist?

WATCH: German Netflix series dubbed ‘the new but scarier’ Stranger Things

WATCH: German Netflix series dubbed ‘the new but scarier’ Stranger Things

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer

This is how Twitter reacted to Germany’s ‘bleh’ Eurovision pick

This is how Twitter reacted to Germany’s ‘bleh’ Eurovision pick

From Homs with love: Syrian pastry chefs find new home in Berlin

From Homs with love: Syrian pastry chefs find new home in Berlin

Ten astounding German paintings you have to see before you die

Ten astounding German paintings you have to see before you die

Germans would pay more for stranger’s approval than BMW

Germans would pay more for stranger’s approval than BMW

Here’s how to make the most of Thanksgiving in Germany

Here’s how to make the most of Thanksgiving in Germany

How to discover Berlin through your stomach

How to discover Berlin through your stomach

Berlin ballet angry at ‘political choice’ of new director

Berlin ballet angry at ‘political choice’ of new director

The things about the US that left a German exchange student feeling confused

The things about the US that left a German exchange student feeling confused

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

German pop star frazzled by flame thrower finishes show

German pop star frazzled by flame thrower finishes show

What’s on in Germany: July 2016

What’s on in Germany: July 2016

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost

6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever

6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever

IN PICTURES: Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures

IN PICTURES: Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures

Berlin to honour Bowie with plaque outside old flat

Berlin to honour Bowie with plaque outside old flat

Exhausted crowd cheers 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

Exhausted crowd cheers 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

7 songs to make your German lover swoon on Valentine’s

7 songs to make your German lover swoon on Valentine’s

Masks, distance and dancing: Clubs reopen for the day in the German capital

Masks, distance and dancing: Clubs reopen for the day in the German capital

Cologne’s 10 must-see spots for culture vultures

Cologne’s 10 must-see spots for culture vultures

What’s topping the German charts in June

What’s topping the German charts in June

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin: six top picks

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin: six top picks

Günter Grass:  world is ‘sleepwalking’ into war

Günter Grass: world is ‘sleepwalking’ into war

Backstage drama rocks Berlin theatre scene

Backstage drama rocks Berlin theatre scene

Theatre director fired over Isis outburst

Theatre director fired over Isis outburst

The show must go on: How German orchestras are continuing concerts amid the pandemic

The show must go on: How German orchestras are continuing concerts amid the pandemic

Author held in Abu Dhabi for snapping embassies

Author held in Abu Dhabi for snapping embassies

Why do Germans seem rude? Blame history

Why do Germans seem rude? Blame history

‘Germany can’t produce a Breaking Bad’

‘Germany can’t produce a Breaking Bad’

Leading opera singer turns to comedy

Leading opera singer turns to comedy

Pink Floyd founder: We need Berlin’s Wall

Pink Floyd founder: We need Berlin’s Wall

German award for Turkey’s ‘Standing Man’

German award for Turkey’s ‘Standing Man’

Naked in the train: artist shocks Europe

Naked in the train: artist shocks Europe

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Bayreuth’s ‘Ring’ director pokes fun at audience

Wagner ‘lite’ operas storm Bayreuth festival

Wagner ‘lite’ operas storm Bayreuth festival

Theft of Luther texts leaves police baffled

Theft of Luther texts leaves police baffled

Breadmakers: ‘we knead UNESCO recognition’

Breadmakers: ‘we knead UNESCO recognition’

German raids put forged art gang in the frame

German raids put forged art gang in the frame

‘We are a team despite national differences’

‘We are a team despite national differences’

‘Berlin-bashing’ book catalogues capital’s flops

‘Berlin-bashing’ book catalogues capital’s flops

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Poles no longer the losers in Berlin

Poles no longer the losers in Berlin

Nine German stereotypes debunked

Nine German stereotypes debunked

Queen Asparagus reigns supreme over Germany

Queen Asparagus reigns supreme over Germany

Munich tinkles street pianos’ ivories

Munich tinkles street pianos’ ivories

Louvre art exhibition raises German hackles

Louvre art exhibition raises German hackles

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

‘The artistic atmosphere is different in Germany’

‘The artistic atmosphere is different in Germany’

Theatre makes a drama out of national identity

Theatre makes a drama out of national identity

‘Munich is still just a village for many people’

‘Munich is still just a village for many people’

River Phoenix haunts last movie 20 years on

River Phoenix haunts last movie 20 years on

Hawke and Delpy meet up again ‘Before Midnight’

Hawke and Delpy meet up again ‘Before Midnight’

Berlinale kicks off with kung fu epic

Berlinale kicks off with kung fu epic

Pressure rises to return art stolen by Nazis

Pressure rises to return art stolen by Nazis

Star-studded Berlinale to explore crisis fallout

Star-studded Berlinale to explore crisis fallout

Russian star to lead Munich Philharmonic

Russian star to lead Munich Philharmonic

Rare vintage posters up for sale in US auction

Rare vintage posters up for sale in US auction

Simon Rattle to quit Berlin Philharmonic

Simon Rattle to quit Berlin Philharmonic

Berlin Wall to get ‘West Side Gallery’

Berlin Wall to get ‘West Side Gallery’

‘Red Riding Hood and the wolf is an erotic story’

‘Red Riding Hood and the wolf is an erotic story’

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn

German film on music in torture wins Emmy

German film on music in torture wins Emmy

‘Affordable Art Fair’ heads for Hamburg

‘Affordable Art Fair’ heads for Hamburg

Festival of Lights dazzles until Sunday

Festival of Lights dazzles until Sunday

Top 10 German words in English

Top 10 German words in English

Protests as ‘Israel-hater’ gets philosophy prize

Protests as ‘Israel-hater’ gets philosophy prize

Museum director warns of Syrian cultural losses

Museum director warns of Syrian cultural losses

Jude Law co-star dies aged just 51

Jude Law co-star dies aged just 51

Live wolves in dance show ‘the latest shock’

Live wolves in dance show ‘the latest shock’

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

Couple embark on Afghan circus road-trip

Couple embark on Afghan circus road-trip

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Black market in Wagner festival tickets booms

Black market in Wagner festival tickets booms

Ten tell-tale signs that you’ve gone native

Ten tell-tale signs that you’ve gone native

Porn-kitsch king Koons conquers Frankfurt

Porn-kitsch king Koons conquers Frankfurt

Kassel opens 13th ‘documenta’ art show

Kassel opens 13th ‘documenta’ art show

Doggie bags, smaller servings to cut waste

Doggie bags, smaller servings to cut waste

German playboy’s Bardot art fetches $56 million

German playboy’s Bardot art fetches $56 million

700,000 enjoy Japan Day in Düsseldorf

700,000 enjoy Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Leipzig sets up rapid-reaction library force

Leipzig sets up rapid-reaction library force

First singer of Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ dies

First singer of Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ dies

Ten greatest German Hollywood villains

Ten greatest German Hollywood villains

<i>Bild</i> award seen as ‘alarm signal’ by German press

Bild award seen as ‘alarm signal’ by German press

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Ten essential German etiquette tips

Ten essential German etiquette tips

‘Take Me To Your Umlauts!’ in English

‘Take Me To Your Umlauts!’ in English

Funniest mistakes the English make in German

Funniest mistakes the English make in German

Controversial shoot-’em-up scoops top prize

Controversial shoot-’em-up scoops top prize

Funniest mistakes Germans make in English

Funniest mistakes Germans make in English

Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin

Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin

German words – great ones you just don’t find in English

German words – great ones you just don’t find in English

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

Hitler film writer scripts Kampusch movie

How Germans are turning to dumpsters for dinner

How Germans are turning to dumpsters for dinner

Celebrity support for Chinese Nobel dissident

Celebrity support for Chinese Nobel dissident

Germany’s top myths and legends

Germany’s top myths and legends

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers

Adult German language learners on the rise

Adult German language learners on the rise

German-Iranian friction boosts Bratwurst prices

German-Iranian friction boosts Bratwurst prices

Bibliophile bureaucrat banged up for book burglary

Bibliophile bureaucrat banged up for book burglary

Cologne witchcraft trial reopens after 400 years

Cologne witchcraft trial reopens after 400 years

Germany’s best actors

Germany’s best actors

Lost ancient artefacts found after 50 years

Lost ancient artefacts found after 50 years

Urban slang is ‘more logical’ way of speaking

Urban slang is ‘more logical’ way of speaking

No recompense in case of world’s dearest rug

No recompense in case of world’s dearest rug

Germany’s top warm winter getaways

Germany’s top warm winter getaways

The Local’s top ten German novelists

The Local’s top ten German novelists

Blackface in Berlin play just ‘tradition’

Blackface in Berlin play just ‘tradition’

All-star jury lined up for Berlin Film Festival

All-star jury lined up for Berlin Film Festival

Mike Leigh to head Berlinale jury

Mike Leigh to head Berlinale jury

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Digging up artistic Berlin

Digging up artistic Berlin

Project pictures the plight of immigrants

Project pictures the plight of immigrants

Kippenberger artwork worth €800,000 ‘cleaned’ away

Kippenberger artwork worth €800,000 ‘cleaned’ away

Artist Anselm Kiefer to buy defunct power plant

Artist Anselm Kiefer to buy defunct power plant

Calls grow for national design museum

Calls grow for national design museum

Festival of Lights transforms Berlin

Festival of Lights transforms Berlin

Parents believe their ethnically Turkish children disadvantaged

Parents believe their ethnically Turkish children disadvantaged

The Local’s guide to German castles

The Local’s guide to German castles

World’s slowest concert crawls to 10th anniversary

World’s slowest concert crawls to 10th anniversary

New Otto Dix paintings found

New Otto Dix paintings found

Telekom boss wins ‘award’ for abusing the German language

Telekom boss wins ‘award’ for abusing the German language

Da Vinci portrait looted by Nazi returns to Berlin

Da Vinci portrait looted by Nazi returns to Berlin

Woody Allen eyes Munich for film

Woody Allen eyes Munich for film

Sphinx returned to Turkey after controversy

Sphinx returned to Turkey after controversy

Wagner festival opens with taboo-shattering Israeli performance

Wagner festival opens with taboo-shattering Israeli performance

New York’s MoMA to toast Berlinale boss with foodie film fest

New York’s MoMA to toast Berlinale boss with foodie film fest

Building a better house

Building a better house

The best of Berlin in June

The best of Berlin in June

Berlin hopes show will boost contemporary art scene

Berlin hopes show will boost contemporary art scene

Violinist calls for tax changes to favour supporting the arts

Violinist calls for tax changes to favour supporting the arts

Berlin club scene wants culture high

Berlin club scene wants culture high

In bed with Ida Hattemer-Higgins

In bed with Ida Hattemer-Higgins

Berlin’s legendary boulevard Ku’damm turns 125

Berlin’s legendary boulevard Ku’damm turns 125

Berlin swimming pool hosts underwater opera

Berlin swimming pool hosts underwater opera

East Side Gallery artists sue over Berlin Wall restoration

East Side Gallery artists sue over Berlin Wall restoration

British royal wedding set for mass exposure

British royal wedding set for mass exposure

Dresden art director to take over London’s Victoria and Albert

Dresden art director to take over London’s Victoria and Albert

Art icon Tacheles shrinks after €1-million payout

Art icon Tacheles shrinks after €1-million payout

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to work from Berlin

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to work from Berlin

Old National Gallery celebrates 150 years with Romantics

Old National Gallery celebrates 150 years with Romantics

David Lynch launches German interview project

David Lynch launches German interview project

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Vintage photo booths make a comeback in Berlin and beyond

Vintage photo booths make a comeback in Berlin and beyond

Berlin state library displays treasures for 350th anniversary

Berlin state library displays treasures for 350th anniversary

Scientists hope to rebuild Bamiyan Buddha

Scientists hope to rebuild Bamiyan Buddha

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

Documentary exposes suffering of Chinese with AIDS

Documentary exposes suffering of Chinese with AIDS

Ralph Fiennes directorial debut wins over critics at Berlinale

Ralph Fiennes directorial debut wins over critics at Berlinale

Pump it up: Theatre mixes art with science

Pump it up: Theatre mixes art with science

Berlinale honours jailed Iranian director

Berlinale honours jailed Iranian director

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

The neighbourhood that knew too much

The neighbourhood that knew too much

Film giant Eichinger dies of heart attack in LA

Film giant Eichinger dies of heart attack in LA

Young Israelis go crazy for Berlin

Young Israelis go crazy for Berlin

Berlin’s fashion scene struts into the future

Berlin’s fashion scene struts into the future

Peeing policewoman artwork pisses off Dresden

Peeing policewoman artwork pisses off Dresden

Lower Saxony hopes song contest will give voice to Plattdeutsch

Lower Saxony hopes song contest will give voice to Plattdeutsch

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

Northern German accent in its last generation, experts say

Northern German accent in its last generation, experts say

Major new museum opens in Cologne

Major new museum opens in Cologne

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’

The Best of Berlin in October

The Best of Berlin in October

Stranger at the feast: Navigating the Frankfurt Book Fair

Stranger at the feast: Navigating the Frankfurt Book Fair

World’s biggest book fair begins in Frankfurt

World’s biggest book fair begins in Frankfurt

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

The Best of Berlin in September

The Best of Berlin in September

‘The Neverending Story’ tops list of world’s favourite German books

‘The Neverending Story’ tops list of world’s favourite German books

Berlin underground inspires beauty pageant

Berlin underground inspires beauty pageant

The Best of Berlin in July

The Best of Berlin in July

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Bavaria offers access to rare books with mobile application

Bavaria offers access to rare books with mobile application

Harbouring architecture in Hamburg

Harbouring architecture in Hamburg

Major films funded for overseas cinema push

Major films funded for overseas cinema push

Showcase concert hall divides Hamburg

Showcase concert hall divides Hamburg

Bunkers trade NATO nukes for art

Bunkers trade NATO nukes for art

The Best of Berlin in June

The Best of Berlin in June

Bollywood actor pulls out of controversial Hitler film

Bollywood actor pulls out of controversial Hitler film

Language group moots GEZ boycott and support for BBC over radio

Language group moots GEZ boycott and support for BBC over radio

Modernist painter Sigmar Polke dead at 69

Modernist painter Sigmar Polke dead at 69

Bollywood takes on Hitler film

Bollywood takes on Hitler film

Design festival taxies for takeoff at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Design festival taxies for takeoff at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Crowd breaks world record for ballet class in Hannover

Crowd breaks world record for ballet class in Hannover

26,000 raise their voices to fill the Ruhr region with song

26,000 raise their voices to fill the Ruhr region with song

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

John E. Woods: Bringing German literature to the world

John E. Woods: Bringing German literature to the world

Misha Aster: A cultural historian

Misha Aster: A cultural historian

The Best of Berlin in May

The Best of Berlin in May

Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau

Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau

Gory ‘death metal’ teacher too gruesome for school

Gory ‘death metal’ teacher too gruesome for school

Berlin exhibition explores Jewish roots of comics

Berlin exhibition explores Jewish roots of comics

New monument to honour Russia’s Catherine the Great

New monument to honour Russia’s Catherine the Great

High design heads to the corner shop in the Ruhr

High design heads to the corner shop in the Ruhr

‘Die Fremde’ takes top honours at Tribeca Film Festival

‘Die Fremde’ takes top honours at Tribeca Film Festival

Facing a century: 100 German portraits

Facing a century: 100 German portraits

German scholar rankles Swiss with questions over Heidi’s origins

German scholar rankles Swiss with questions over Heidi’s origins

The Best of Berlin in April

The Best of Berlin in April

Breakdancing to Bach in Berlin

Breakdancing to Bach in Berlin

Etsy gets made in Berlin

Etsy gets made in Berlin

‘Holocaust cabaret’ about Demjanjuk case plays Heidelberg

‘Holocaust cabaret’ about Demjanjuk case plays Heidelberg

Germany’s Sorbs celebrate Zapust festival

Germany’s Sorbs celebrate Zapust festival

The worst of times for literary translators in Germany?

The worst of times for literary translators in Germany?

Dresden opens chamber of Turkish delights

Dresden opens chamber of Turkish delights

Seduced by sans serif

Seduced by sans serif

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

Belarus declares Rammstein an enemy of the state

Belarus declares Rammstein an enemy of the state

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

Less but better: Design according to Dieter Rams

Less but better: Design according to Dieter Rams

Meeting the ‘golden girls’ of prostitution

Meeting the ‘golden girls’ of prostitution

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The winners of The Local’s Berlinale book giveaway

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

Polanski only a ‘ghost’ at Berlinale premiere

Polanski only a ‘ghost’ at Berlinale premiere

The 60th anniversary Berlinale at a glance

The 60th anniversary Berlinale at a glance

A look back at the Berlinale’s 60-year history

A look back at the Berlinale’s 60-year history

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Marlene Dietrich the first star on ‘Berlin Walk’

Marlene Dietrich the first star on ‘Berlin Walk’

Don’t mess with Bavaria

Don’t mess with Bavaria

Hamburg exhibition shows 150 years of nude photography

Hamburg exhibition shows 150 years of nude photography

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

Folklorists baffled over ‘love locks’ in Cologne

Folklorists baffled over ‘love locks’ in Cologne

Walton Ford’s lusty menagerie debuts in Berlin

Walton Ford’s lusty menagerie debuts in Berlin

The Best of Berlin in January

The Best of Berlin in January

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

The Local’s guide to the Ruhr Valley’s year of culture

The Local’s guide to the Ruhr Valley’s year of culture

When the Maharaja came to town

When the Maharaja came to town

When the lights go out in Wallywood

When the lights go out in Wallywood

Ruhr Valley’s European culture celebrations to defy deep freeze

Ruhr Valley’s European culture celebrations to defy deep freeze

Robbie Williams to give free concert in Berlin on Friday

Robbie Williams to give free concert in Berlin on Friday

‘They said it would be better if I stayed here’

‘They said it would be better if I stayed here’

Surviving Berlin’s art jungle

Surviving Berlin’s art jungle

American GI returns stolen books to Germany

American GI returns stolen books to Germany

Sexed-up Rammstein record banned for sadomasochism

Sexed-up Rammstein record banned for sadomasochism

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

‘Book reverend’ saves a million scrapped East German books

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

Lost cut of Metropolis premiering at Berlinale

Lost cut of Metropolis premiering at Berlinale

Exhibition explores Vandal legacy

Exhibition explores Vandal legacy

Design festival promotes Leipzig’s creative industries

Design festival promotes Leipzig’s creative industries

Dresden to premiere lost Gershwin musical set in 1930s Germany

Dresden to premiere lost Gershwin musical set in 1930s Germany

Fascist garden gnomes invade Bavarian town

Fascist garden gnomes invade Bavarian town

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

World’s first language festival begins in Bremen

World’s first language festival begins in Bremen

Police recover €1.5-million Stradivari violin from thieves

Police recover €1.5-million Stradivari violin from thieves

Police confiscate stolen painting found on antiques TV show

Police confiscate stolen painting found on antiques TV show

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world

Art stolen by Nazis turns up on TV antiques show

Art stolen by Nazis turns up on TV antiques show

New film tells story of Olympic gender trick in Nazi Germany

New film tells story of Olympic gender trick in Nazi Germany

Berlin fights Google Books project in US court

Berlin fights Google Books project in US court

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Bauhaus exhibition draws huge crowds in Berlin

Bauhaus exhibition draws huge crowds in Berlin

The Local’s guide to Berlin Fashion Week

The Local’s guide to Berlin Fashion Week

Dresden UNESCO debacle embarrasses Germany

Dresden UNESCO debacle embarrasses Germany

Dresden loses UNESCO world heritage status

Dresden loses UNESCO world heritage status

Dresdeners do not care about UNESCO title

Dresdeners do not care about UNESCO title

Dresden to lose world heritage status

Dresden to lose world heritage status

UNESCO strife costs Dresden funds

UNESCO strife costs Dresden funds

Celebrating Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Celebrating Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Theatre chiefs warn of rising job cuts

Theatre chiefs warn of rising job cuts

Goths darken Leipzig’s days

Goths darken Leipzig’s days

Germany wants EU to fight Google Books project

Germany wants EU to fight Google Books project

Artists to get faster unemployment benefits

Artists to get faster unemployment benefits

Singing and dancing Hitler a hit in Berlin

Singing and dancing Hitler a hit in Berlin

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita

Lost Metropolis film scenes headed back to Germany

Lost Metropolis film scenes headed back to Germany

Simon Rattle to head Berlin Philharmonic until 2018

Simon Rattle to head Berlin Philharmonic until 2018

Bavarian tops list of best loved German dialects

Bavarian tops list of best loved German dialects

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back

Bringing boundary-breaking art books to Berlin

Bringing boundary-breaking art books to Berlin

Being Berlin’s culture monkey

Being Berlin’s culture monkey

Hitler watercolors fetch €32,000

Hitler watercolors fetch €32,000

War drama set in China wins German Film Prize

War drama set in China wins German Film Prize

Hitler painting auction draws hefty sum

Hitler painting auction draws hefty sum

Young Germans driving spike in English-language book sales

Young Germans driving spike in English-language book sales

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

UK auction house denies Hitler paintings are fake

UK auction house denies Hitler paintings are fake

German author teaches economics with nurse love story

German author teaches economics with nurse love story

The haus that Gropius built

The haus that Gropius built

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Star architect Chipperfield hands over keys to Berlin museum

Star architect Chipperfield hands over keys to Berlin museum

New online e-book platform to offer 100,000 German titles

New online e-book platform to offer 100,000 German titles

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

German short film wins Oscar

German short film wins Oscar

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Dispute with Egypt over Nefertiti bust reignites

Dispute with Egypt over Nefertiti bust reignites

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

The Local’s guide to the Berlinale

The Local’s guide to the Berlinale

Navigating the Berlinale with The Local

Navigating the Berlinale with The Local

Meet the 2010 Berlin Film Festival jury

Meet the 2010 Berlin Film Festival jury

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

Berlinale film festival opens

Berlinale film festival opens

Scholarly German dying out

Scholarly German dying out

Delayed stage version of ‘The Lives of Others’ almost finished

Delayed stage version of ‘The Lives of Others’ almost finished

Why Berlin needs David Bowie and not a polar bear

Why Berlin needs David Bowie and not a polar bear

Navigating Berlin’s ‘Cult of the Artist’ exhibitions

Navigating Berlin’s ‘Cult of the Artist’ exhibitions

German-Russian war booty disputes continue

German-Russian war booty disputes continue

Exhibition seeks to ease Cold War children’s show tensions

Exhibition seeks to ease Cold War children’s show tensions

Cold War theme chosen for Berlinale

Cold War theme chosen for Berlinale

Film confronts rapes of German women in WWII

Film confronts rapes of German women in WWII

Absolutely abstract: Munich’s major Kandinsky retrospective

Absolutely abstract: Munich’s major Kandinsky retrospective

Werner Herzog documentary shortlisted for Academy Award

Werner Herzog documentary shortlisted for Academy Award

Russia returns looted church windows

Russia returns looted church windows

Wagner’s granddaughter avoids accident as driver dies at wheel

Wagner’s granddaughter avoids accident as driver dies at wheel

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes

Preserving German expressions and dialects for posterity

Preserving German expressions and dialects for posterity

Berlin returns stolen Hebrew manuscript

Berlin returns stolen Hebrew manuscript

Tokio Hotel wins MTV Europe award

Tokio Hotel wins MTV Europe award

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to release Bach CD

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to release Bach CD

Berlin inaugurates contemporary art hall

Berlin inaugurates contemporary art hall

Kandinsky retrospective kicks off world tour in Munich

Kandinsky retrospective kicks off world tour in Munich

Provocative pope musical debuts in Munich

Provocative pope musical debuts in Munich

Paintings for the proletariat

Paintings for the proletariat

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’

Liechtenstein prince calls Germany ‘Fourth Reich’

Tarantino looking for ‘Aryan’ extras for new WWII film

Tarantino looking for ‘Aryan’ extras for new WWII film

Man sells his tattoo to German collector for €150,000

Man sells his tattoo to German collector for €150,000

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Plácido Domingo to sing in Berlin

Plácido Domingo to sing in Berlin

Nike Wagner bids in battle to head Bayreuth opera festival

Nike Wagner bids in battle to head Bayreuth opera festival

Philosopher Habermas honoured in Switzerland

Philosopher Habermas honoured in Switzerland

Priceless expressionist artworks stolen in Gelsenkirchen

Priceless expressionist artworks stolen in Gelsenkirchen

Taking the Neukölln out of Eliza Doolittle

Taking the Neukölln out of Eliza Doolittle

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

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Merkel mourns Solzhenitsyn’s death

Berlin goes Babylon

Berlin goes Babylon

Rain floods Bayreuth Festival playhouse

Rain floods Bayreuth Festival playhouse

Hitler’s art collection made public online

Hitler’s art collection made public online

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai

Artist exchange links Berlin to Dubai

Dresden keeps UNESCO heritage status – for now

Dresden keeps UNESCO heritage status – for now

Germany’s 639-year concert to celebrate 6th chord change

Germany’s 639-year concert to celebrate 6th chord change

Lost scenes of ‘Metropolis’ discovered in Argentina

Lost scenes of ‘Metropolis’ discovered in Argentina

Prestigious Bayreuth Wagner festival to go online

Prestigious Bayreuth Wagner festival to go online

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Berlin’s Komische Oper to get new director

Dresden might lose world heritage site status in July

Dresden might lose world heritage site status in July

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler

Barrie Kosky prepares musical feast for Berliners

Barrie Kosky prepares musical feast for Berliners

Cultural group slams plans to bin Berlin multicultural radio show

Cultural group slams plans to bin Berlin multicultural radio show

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

Wagner women battle for Bayreuth

Bavarian orchestra cancels deafening musical work

Bavarian orchestra cancels deafening musical work

Eurovision contestants No Angels accused of plagiarism

Eurovision contestants No Angels accused of plagiarism

Germany’s most bizarre May traditions

Germany’s most bizarre May traditions