Culture and Sports

Eugen Ruge

Win a copy of Eugen Ruge's best-seller In Times of Fading Light

We're giving away three copies of In Times of Fading Light, by German Book Prize winner Eugen Ruge. This is the English translation of his first novel In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts. Please note that this competition is now closed.

Film and Theatre

German films are successful because they use national themes when telling universal stories. Yet the filmmakers filter the material of which their movies are made from the history and difficulties in their own country and their own biography.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Music and Literature

Germany’s reputation as a musical nation is still based on names like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Richard Strauss. Students from around the world flock to its music academies, music lovers attend the festivals – from the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth to the Donaueschingen Festival of Contemporary Music.

Große Kirchner-Ausstellung in Chemnitz

Art, Architecture and Design

There are many more sides to cultural life in Germany: the museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 500 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting and design are equally vibrant, and are long since part of the international scene. 

Im ausverkauften Stadion

Sports

Germans are a very sporty nation. Football is the most popular sport, closely followed by gymnastics, with tennis in third place. But who could forget the German superstars of formula one, skiing, or rowing? Here is a collection of some interesting facts and figures of sports in Germany.