Advent and Christmas in Germany - a very special time of the year
The season of Advent is something very special in Germany, a time when people look forward to Christmas Eve on 24 December, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. The festive atmosphere, the decorated Christmas trees, the presents carefully arranged underneath and many other traditional customs are part and parcel of German culture.
A white-and-golden robe, long blond curls and a golden crown: the Nuremberg Christmas Angel looks back on a rich six-hundred-year-old tradition and is the symbolic figure at Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt. On the Friday before Advent (27 November) Nuremberg’s Christmas Angel opens Germany’s most famous Christmas Market with a solemn prologue which she recites from the gallery of the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche).
Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas
The latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland invites you to participate in a fascinating journey of discovery. It takes you to places where quality and sustainability play a central role – for example, Germany’s manufactories, where the highest standards of craftsmanship have been maintained for generations in combination with the courage to engage in innovation.
Explore and enjoy – the best of Germany
German-born scientist Thomas Südhof's work on how cells transmit messenger substances has been honored with the highest distinction in medical research, the Nobel Prize. Without this system, life would be impossible.
German-born researcher shares Nobel medicine prize
The first Government monitoring report entitled “Energy of the future” shows that Germany’s Energiewende – the transformation of its energy system – is on course.
As part of the “Energy of the future” monitoring process, the German Government takes stock of progress made with the Energiewende each year.
Energiewende in Germany
Centenarians living in group homes, retired managers sharing their knowledge with the younger generation, migrants running large companies and creating jobs: demographic change will bring fundamental change to our lives in the coming years. Whether education or the labour market, healthcare or family - the change will affect every aspect of society.
Science Year 2013
Experts are welcome in Germany. In order to be able to maintain and expand the strong position of the German economy in the world, the Federal Government has opened up access to the German labour market.
Working in Germany