Germany

The Walls That Still Stand 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Emily Wasik | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Emily Wasik

It's a run-of-the-mill Saturday night and you're at a concert in Manhattan's Lower East Side. While sauntering home to the Upper West Side at the cr...

25 Extraordinary Images That Show How Far Berlin Has Come In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

As the world marks 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, these striking images show how much has changed in a city once divided in two. On November...

Why German Fears of a Housing Bubble Are Overdone

Guy Hands | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Guy Hands

No matter what our views on the European Union, we like to pretend in Britain that we are different from our continental neighbours. This certainly includes a belief that our housing market is somehow unique whether it is our attachment of owning our own homes or our concerns about rising prices and the dangers of a housing bubble.

A Religious Approach to Riesling

Mike Gerrard | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

At the Abbey's height they managed 300 hectares of vineyards, the largest in medieval Europe, and even today at 200 hectares theirs is the largest single wine-producing area in Germany. They produce 2.5 million bottles of wine a year, and 75% of it is Riesling.

'Incest Between Siblings Should Not Be Criminalised'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Germany’s national ethics council has voted for an end to the criminalisation of incest between siblings. In a statement released on Wednesday, ...

North Sea Island To Start Getting Drone Deliveries

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

DHL will become the first delivery company to introduce a drone delivery service. The drone will be sending medical supplies to the small North Sea is...

A Beginner's Guide to Oktoberfest

BarChick | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Giant jugs of beer, sausages and hordes of tourists / Germans in lederhosen? It must be Oktoberfest, time to don a dirndl and do your best to booze like a Bavarian.

A Year to Remember for Christoph Kramer

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

It is rare for a player to establish himself quite so firmly at Kramer's age. He enjoyed debut campaign in the big time at the age of 22 and was quickly deemed a first-teamer, before going on to make the squad for his national team at a major tournament, all in the same year.

An Italophile in Germany: What's it Like to Swap Bella Italia for the Black Forest?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

It's strange being so lost in a foreign tongue. This summer I swapped my usual stamping ground -Italy- for a week in southern Germany, around the Schwarzwald and Swabian Jura. From Frühstuck to Abendessen, I'm completely clueless.

For a Change, Let's Not Forget the Little People

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

It goes without saying that Tom Cruise is more popular than me. Google him and you get 49,500,000 results. Google me and you get...well, let's skip over that bit. Meanwhile, he has 4.7 million followers on Twitter. I think the last time I checked I had 14 - that's not million.

Planet Appetite: UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz Mountains, Germany

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Witness to important stages of human history, the Harz Mountains, in the heart of Germany, not only has a network of hiking trails but also a clutch of cultural treasures recognised by UNESCO.

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Munich University 'Abandons' German Language As Courses To Be Taught In English

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One of Germany's top universities has been criticised for "abandoning" the country's language as plans were unveiled to teach all of its masters' cour...

The Other Uproar in Germany: The Midwife Crisis

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
 Camalo Gaskin

Before the recent historical win by Germany in the World Cup Championship and the riotous parties in the streets, there were other strong magnets to Berlin by young outsiders. A new generation of international women have been flocking to Berlin for its green, woman-centric, and family friendly culture.

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

Why Calamitous David Luiz Represents Football's Conman Economy

Tony Jimenez | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It's time that other clubs - and particularly owners - began taking a stand too. Modern-day football is crying out for a dose of common sense, and unless those involved unite to bring this madness to an end, then the game will continue to go to rack and ruin.

F1 in 2014... Half-Term Report

Tim Goodchild | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Goodchild

On lap 34 of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2014 Formula One World Championship... the battles across the grid, politics off the grid and the lack of the Vettel finger, makes F1 in 2014 a great spectacle. Here is what I think so far...

Why Germany's World Cup Win Is an Important Lesson for England

Jamie Spencer | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

What Germany have done so well in promoting and developing talent from their youth teams in recent years is conspicuously absent from the English setup... In England, the mentality when it comes to age restricted international tournaments is completely wrong.

How German Football Opened Its Mind And Won The World Cup

Dan Tickner | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Tickner

"England can do everything Germany have done". Yet to do this they would need to actually look beyond obvious clichés and address uncomfortable truths. Where are the Lahm and Gomez in the England team to speak out on sexuality? Who is England's "most intelligent player"? It's not immediately obvious.

Ozil Pays For Sick Children's Surgery With World Cup Cash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

After initial reports that Mesut Ozil had donated his €300,000 World Cup winnings to the people of Gaza proved false, it turns out that the Arsenal ...

World's Most Awkward Press Conference?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

It was, perhaps, no Marilyn Monroe to John F Kennedy. But today is Angela Merkel's 60th birthday. And that calls for music. At the most awkward pr...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 18 July 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

In fairness, it is the silly season, so it's inevitable that such whimsy will make its way into the headlines. I mean, it's not like there have been any countries out there unleashing Operation Disproportionate Force for the umpteenth time on a piece of land a fifth the size of London...

Surprise - You're Going to the World Cup Final!

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Thanks to Adidas Football I became part of something very special - I was given 8 World Cup tickets to give away to total strangers... Our Argentina fans turned to the camera and said "Thank you, it was a dream - not quite the perfect dream but a dream all the same. I will never forget this."

World Cup Winner Kroos Heads For The Bernebeu

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

Germany's World Cup winner Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year contract with the...

Player Focus: Lionel Messi - World Cup 2014 Player of the Tournament

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

It speaks volumes about Lionel Messi's talents that the World Cup he has just enjoyed could still be considered such a catastrophic failure in so many quarters... Fans cried out that there were plenty of others more deserving of the gong... but Messi has to contend with the expectations his performances over the years have built up.