- November 25, 2010
Germany is currently threatened with terror, government officials warn. But visitors to the thousands of Christmas markets that opened across the country this week are defying those fears with greater vigilance and piping hot mugs of Glühwein. more... [ Comment ]
- May 14, 2009
When Father's Day comes around next Thursday, men across Germany will mark their special day by downing beer and schnapps. But every year there are new ideas to replace the traditional binge. This year's suggestion? Tank-driving lessons. more...
- May 05, 2009
The constitutional court in Germany on Tuesday ruled to uphold a ban on hyphenated last names of three names or longer. Given the frequency of names such as Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, many had expected a different result. more...
- April 24, 2009
Small, beer-soaked and bedecked with all manner of slogans, the humble beer coaster has long been an essential part of a good pub or bar. But with its leading manufacturer now bankrupt, the cardboard institution may be heading for extinction. more...
- December 07, 2006
Germany's Christmas markets are famous the world over. And it's that time of year again. The mulled wine is brewing, the lights are up, and Germans are spending their evenings strolling through their very own winter wonderland. Here's SPIEGEL ONLINE's guide to some of the best Christmas markets in Germany ... and a few of the worst. more...
- June 07, 2006
Every nation has a founding legend. For modern Germany it is the 3-2 victory over Hungary in the 1954 World Cup. After World War II, the championship became a sign of being accepted by the world again. more...
- June 06, 2006
Franz Ferdinand are, by any estimation, one of the world's biggest bands right now. Guitarist Nick McCarthy grew up in Bavaria and offers the Germany Survival Bible a few pearls of wisdom about his countrymen. more...
- June 05, 2006
Interested in bagging a German? It's not quite as easy as you might hope. Flirting here is different and much more subtle. And it's taken very seriously. more...
- June 02, 2006
American-born comedian Gayle Tufts has taken the German comedy scene by storm. She now shares her best tips for foreign visitors with the Germany Survival Bible including: "Take your clothes off." more...
- June 01, 2006
Imagine being invited to a party where the sole purpose is to infect your child with measles. It's actually not all that uncommon in Germany. But then, many in the country are afraid of vaccines. more...