It's the Easter weekend!

Easter in Germany – a springtime tradition

For many German families, Easter is the first occasion to go outside to celebrate after a long winter. The children hunt for Easter eggs in the garden, while the adults go for walks to enjoy the mild spring air. Germans maintain many traditions and customs that make Easter, the most important Christian feast, an enjoyable affair.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site - Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Germany to invest 500,000 euros in Indian tourism market

Destination Germany ranks amongst one of the most sought after tourist destinations for global travellers including Indians. Keeping in view the importance of culture and history, German National Tourist Office on Tuesday, April 15, announced its new campaign theme for 2014 – ‘Germany - UNESCO World Heritage destination’. This year the destination will offer plenty to look forward with their new campaign.

3rd International Willy Brandt Prize awarded to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi merited

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 3rd International Willy Brandt Prize. The accolade is bestowed by Germany’s SPD each year.

According to the IMF, Germany is doing almost everything right

IMF World Economic Outlook: Much praise for Germany

A stable labour market, rising domestic demand and more investment – according to the International Monetary Fund, Germany is doing almost everything right. Overall, the world economy can look to the future with confidence.

Ambassador Michael Steiner

"Delhi is a megapolis"

In its anniversary special, the Sunday Standard published an interview with Ambassador Steiner on 13th April 2014. Read the full interview to know about Ambassador's Delhi experience, favourite food and more.

Reform of the Renewable Energies Law

Reform of the Renewable Energies Law: Using the opportunities of the energy shift

The main concern of the 2014 Renewable Energies Law is to keep costs down without halting the expansion of renewable energies, and thus Germany’s shift to a more sustainable energy supply. The German government will ensure that the generation of green power is more market-oriented in future.

Chancellor Angela Mekel in the Bundestag

2014 budget: Sound finances for more growth

The first budget without new borrowing is within reach, said the Chancellor in the German Bundestag. 2014 will see a structurally balanced budget and in 2015 no new borrowing should be required.

A visitor passes by a picture wall with bouquets by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei during the fair Art Cologne

Cinematic art at Art Cologne

The 48th edition of Art Cologne, which runs from April 10 to 13 is presenting works from 50 years of art history for the first time with Film Cologne.

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomes mandate for destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

The German Parliament agreed on 9th April 2014 that the German armed forces will provide the necessary protection for chemical weapons from Syria to be destroyed at sea.

First Solar Impulse prototype HB-SIA over San Francisco

DLR tests solar aircraft for round-the-world trip

To fly once around the world, across continents and oceans – powered by the Sun; this is the unprecedented goal of the SolarImpulse project. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been investigating the structural behaviour of the unique lightweight aircraft in a stationary vibration test that ran for around two weeks up to the beginning of April.

DW - The Bobs

The Bobs – Best of Online Activism: Voting starts in 14 languages

Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best in online activism. An international jury selected the finalists for the People's Choice Awards in the contest's 14 languages. All the nominees are presented with short descriptions. The public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favorites.

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from June 30 to July 2, 2014

Register now for Global Media Forum 2014

What does the democratization of news and societies mean for media reporting, public opinion-making and forms of governance? And how can citizens, businesses and governments cope with the threats posed in cyberspace? Find answers to these questions at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, which takes place from June 30 to July 2, 2014 in Bonn. The theme for this year's Global media Forum is 'From Information to Participation - Challenges for the Media'. Registrations are now open.

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Scholarships in Germany

Germany offers numerous scholarships for studying in Germany. The biggest scholarship programme is run by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Click on the links below to know about the latest opportunities.

DAAD-Scholarship for Postgraduate Courses with Special Relevance to Developing Countries

DAAD-Master's Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

Germany offers a diversity of research locations

Funding opportunities for research in Germany

Germany offers a diversity of research locations and many German research and funding organisations offer excellent funding opportunities and ideal conditions for foreign scientists in all fields. Click on the links below to know more about the latest opportunities.

Call for applications: PhD Scholarships - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne

Call for applications: German Chancellor Fellowships - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Call for applications: Post-Doctoral Fellowships - Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network

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German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner

Ambassador Michael Steiner is Germany's Ambassador to India.

Hanover Messe 2014 showcases cutting edge technology

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100th Anniversary of the First World War

Memorial for the victims of World War-I in Germany

On this site, we have brought together information on the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Make it in Germany

Portal - Make it in Germany

The 'Make it in Germany' portal gives the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

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German Information Centre, South Asia

Keep yourself up-to-date on what’s new about Germany and South Asia

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The energy transition – the project, the goals, the successes

Zeitschrift Deutschland

DE Magazin Deutschland throws light on Germany’s energy transition in a series of reports, interviews and essays. Additional topics: Federal Foreign Minister explains the importance of the European elections in an interview.

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