Greener Living: Vote for Your Favorite Urban Oases

Greener Living Vote for Your Favorite Urban Oases

How do we want to live in the future? The Social Design Award has selected a shortlist of urban development projects focusing on plants in the city. Now it's your turn to decide which finalist will receive the 2,500-euro audience award. By Marianne Wellershoff more...

Social Design Award: Transitioning to a Better World

Social Design Award Transitioning to a Better World

Community gardeners and other activists in Berlin are helping the Transition movement to take root in the German capital as part of its worldwide campaign for a sustainable society. By Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]


DER SPIEGEL Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret

DER SPIEGEL Exclusive Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret

An American woman goes to the police in Las Vegas. She claims she has been raped by an athlete: global football star Cristiano Ronaldo. What really happened has never been resolved because lawyers settled the case with a payment of $375,000 by the Real Madrid star. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Nazis on the Roof of the World: A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

Nazis on the Roof of the World A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

In 1938, an SS expedition led by German zoologist Ernst Schäfer trekked to Tibet, returning with priceless animal specimens. Many believe they had actually been sent to search for a lost Aryan race, but a new book argues that the truth is more complicated. By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]


PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

PEDs on the Pitch The Lie of Drug-Free Football

It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Winterbach and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]

Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi: 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was to be shown in Berlin in December, but Iranian officials declined permission to send the artworks out of the country. SPIEGEL spoke with former Empress Farah Pahlavi, who assembled the collection in the 1970s. She's been living in exile for 38 years. more... Comment ]


The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

The Fascism Test How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

Can Donald Trump be called a fascist? His political rhetoric makes it tempting to lump him into that category. That, though, wouldn't be helpful. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg

SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog The Striking New Face of Hamburg

Architect Jacques Herzog has designed dozens of buildings together with his partner Pierre de Meuron. But his most controversial project to date, the Elbphilharmonie, is about to open in Hamburg. SPIEGEL spoke with Herzog about what the building's importance to the city. Interview Conducted by Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]


Interview with Rafael Nadal: 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Interview with Rafael Nadal 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments and is still a force to be reckoned with. Recently, he opened a tennis academy to train the next generation of players. SPIEGEL spoke with him about the academy, the modern game and his plans for the future. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]