Fridays for Horsepower: The German Motorists Who Oppose Greta Thunberg

Fridays for Horsepower The German Motorists Who Oppose Greta Thunberg

Motorists in Germany are banding together to oppose climate activists' calls to limit the use of cars. Politicians are taking them seriously because, unlike the Fridays for Future movement and its leader Greta Thunberg, most members of the Fridays for Horsepower group can vote. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Never Again? The Halle Attack and Everyday Anti-Semitism in Germany

Never Again? The Halle Attack and Everyday Anti-Semitism in Germany

Jews in Germany are taunted and harassed every day, often -- but by no means exclusively -- by the far right. This daily discrimination also sets the stage for violence against Jewish people. By Annette Großbongardt, Tobias Rapp and Antonia Schaefer more...


Far-Right Terrorism: Deadly Attack Exposes Lapses in German Security Apparatus

Far-Right Terrorism Deadly Attack Exposes Lapses in German Security Apparatus

The 27-year-old German man who went on a shooting spree during the Yom Kippur holiday was out to kill Jews. He apparently self-radicalized in the darkest corners of the internet, beyond the reach of police or intelligence officials, who are woefully unprepared for this new breed of terrorism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Opinion: This Isn't a Drill, It's the Catastrophe

Opinion This Isn't a Drill, It's the Catastrophe

Germany is a country where hatred for those who are perceived to be different slides effortlessly from a tick on the election ballot to genocide. It's not enough to install a few security cameras -- it's time for an antifascist consensus. A Commentary By Max Czollek more... Video | Comment ]


Murder in Berlin: Evidence Mounts of Russian State Involvement

Murder in Berlin Evidence Mounts of Russian State Involvement

The murder of a Georgian man in Berlin is attracting international attention. DER SPIEGEL and its reporting partners have new information indicating that the crime could in fact have been commissioned by the Russian state. By Maik Baumgärtner, Christo Grozev, Roman Lehberger, Alexander Sarovic, Fidelius Schmid and Jörg Schmitt more...

The Last of the Monks: Germany's Vanishing Monasteries

The Last of the Monks Germany's Vanishing Monasteries

Religious orders in Germany are disappearing because so few people want to dedicate their entire lives to God anymore. Some monasteries and convents find novel ways to make money and survive, but even their days are numbered. By Felix Bohr more...


Alternative for Democracy: The AfD's Ongoing Slide toward Right-Wing Extremism

Alternative for Democracy The AfD's Ongoing Slide toward Right-Wing Extremism

In recent state elections, the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany won almost a quarter of the votes. It was primarily radical candidates from the right-wing fringe who emerged triumphant. The party is continuing its slide into extremism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Saving Food Waste: A Crash Course in Dumpster Diving

Saving Food Waste A Crash Course in Dumpster Diving

Taking food out of supermarket dumpsters is illegal in Germany. But the practice is growing in popularity. Even as some stores try to keep the dumpster divers away, those interested can sign up for courses in "beginner diving." By Alexander Kühn more...


Brandenburg Elections: Leading German Populist Has Extremist Background

Brandenburg Elections Leading German Populist Has Extremist Background

The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) insists that it has nothing to do with neo-Nazis. But its lead candidate in the state of Brandenburg, where voters will cast their ballots on Sunday, has deep extremist roots. By Maik Baumgärtner, Giorgos Christides, Matthias Gebauer, Ann-Katrin Müller and Christoph Schult more...