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German bands

The top German bands crushing it right now

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From punk to rock to rap to reggae to techno, here are nine rising German bands and top German songs you'll want to put on repeat.

Carnival in Germany

A guide to celebrating carnival in Germany

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German carnivals are a mix of merriments and tongue-in-cheek sociopolitical commentary. Discover the best places to celebrate carnival in Germany.

Top German festivals

Top 10 festivals in Germany

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From Munich to Berlin, there are more than 10,000 festivals across Germany celebrating music, film, beer and much more.

East German nudists let it all hang out, 20 years on

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"It has nothing to do with sex," insisted Udo Schumacher, 64, as he stood, stark naked, on a beautiful but bracing beach in Prerow in what was once communist East Germany.

Hamburg, the city where the Beatles 'grew up'

Hamburg, the city where the Beatles 'grew up'

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A new museum chronicling the Beatles’ time in the German port city adds depth to the iconic band’s history.

Berlin’s fashion scene: Hip, hot and hard-to-describe

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Berlin, full of hot young designers, is becoming an internationally-recognised city of style.

Beatles-Platz finally opens in Hamburg

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The city where the Beatles launched their career gets a square and statue in honor of the Fab Four.

German New Year's Eve ritual: ‘Dinner for One’

German New Year's Eve ritual: ‘Dinner for One’

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The black-and-white British slapstick sketch, totally unknown in the English-speaking world, has become the highest-rated TV show in German history.

The wall back, please

The wall back, please

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One in nine Berliners wants the Berlin Wall back

The Berlinale: Overrated? Nah

The Berlinale: Overrated? Nah

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Our editor takes the plunge and discovers that the Berlin Film Fest is worth the trouble.

David Bowie's golden years in Berlin

David Bowie's golden years in Berlin

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Imagine sharing a flat with Iggy Pop in Berlin in 1976 - now that was the expat life. We look at David Bowie's sojourn in the city that he immortalised in the song Heroes.



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