• Apr 28, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Zechpreller


    As we all know, Germans have a word for everything. They even have a word for someone who eats at a restaurant and leaves without paying: a Zechpreller. The word alone sounds pretty malicious!

    Word of the Week
  • Apr 26, 2017 | Germany.info | Merkel Pledges to Incorporate Women20 Agenda into G20 Process

    Women20 summit

    At the Women20 summit in Berlin on April 25, Chancellor Angela Merkel was joined by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands; Ivanka Trump, special assistant to the president; IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde; Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, president and chairwoman of Trumpf GmbH, and more than 400 women from business, science and society.

  • Apr 25, 2017 | Germany.info | Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

    Screenshot from video

    In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."

    Elie Wiesel Award
  • Apr 25, 2017 | Germany.info | Hannover Messe Opens Its Doors For The World’s Innovators For 70th Year

    Hannover Messe in Hannover

    Bringing together the topics of technology and energy, Hannover Messe is welcoming the world’s innovators and entrepreneurs to witness industry trends firsthand and get a glimpse into the future.

    Hannover Messe 2017
  • Apr 21, 2017 | Germany.info | Mysterious Photos Returned to Schloss Rüdenhausen


    The German Embassy recently received 17 old photos of an unidentified castle in Germany, along with a letter asking for help in returning the photos to the castle owner. The castle has been identified and the photos have been returned. The son of an American lieutenant and the brother of the castle owner spoke to Germany.info about the history of the castle, the American occupation of the castle and what it's like to grow up in Schloss Rüdenhausen.

    Photos Returned
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