On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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I am a Goggomobil

Friday 18 May, 2007

Germans are said to be a bit obsessed with their cars - sleek, robust, fast. But the cutest thing to ever grace the autobahn had other virtues. In view of the green future where Germany is a small car nation, Georg Klein sings praise of the Goggomobil.
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Placebos for the exotic

Thursday 30 March, 2006

Grit your teeth and head out for a night of guerilla clubbing in wind-chilled Berlin. But expect low-key rather than excess, ping-pong not stage diving. By Phuong Duong
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You are the wings! You are the tree! You are Germany!

Monday 3 October, 2005

Just when the old gags about the Germans were really starting to wear thin, the German media go and launch a full-scale positive-thinking campaign to try to get the people to pull their weight. Harald Jähner unwittingly witnessed the "Du bist Deutschland!" (you are Germany!) advert on TV, and had to pinch himself to check he wasn't dreaming.
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Cosmos with chandeliers

Monday 29 August, 2005

"Goya" is coming. Architect Hans Kollhoff and restauranteur Peter Glückstein are behind Germany's biggest nightclub, set to open November 3. But what's it doing on Berlin's scruffy Nollendorfplatz? By Ursula März

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A sea of possibilities

Thursday 14 April, 2005

Slightly polemical observations on life after 40 prompted by new books by Claudius Seidl and Desiree Nick. By Thea Dorn
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