Topics :: Germany
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 17, 2010
The German Federal Constitutional Court has found that a statute that imposed higher inheritance taxes on gay couples than on straights was in violation of that nation’s constitution.
By William Kapfer | Wednesday Jul 28, 2010
Munich was voted the World’s Most Livable City. Once you are there, it becomes very evident that they may be on to something. Munich is a fascinating mix of history, culture and commerce and a great place to explore. If you have only a weekend to spend in Germany, there’s no time to waste: hop a plane, hit the Autobahn and explore Munich.
By Kristen Grieshaber | Thursday Jul 8, 2010
Artist Gunter Demnig carefully pried a cobblestone out of the sidewalk on Friedrichstrasse in downtown Berlin and replaced it with a shiny square brass plaque.
By Melissa Eddy | Wednesday Jun 16, 2010
A Berlin court declined to set a precedent by recognizing a gay marriage performed in Canada, ruling Tuesday that the union would only be considered a civil partnership in Germany.
Tuesday Jun 15, 2010
A German man is fighting to have his 2006 marriage abroad to his homosexual partner legally recognized in Germany, where the law stipulates a marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
By David Rising | Wednesday May 5, 2010
Declaring that "the future of Europe" is at stake, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged German lawmakers on Wednesday to speedily approve euro22.4 billion ($29.3 billion) in aid for debt-ridden Greece.
Wednesday Mar 31, 2010
The German government has approved a plan to have banks pay into a fund to cover the costs of future financial crises - a proposal welcomed by France’s visiting finance minister.
By Jason Salzenstein | Thursday Mar 25, 2010
EDGE Travel Editor Jason Salzenstein recently visited Northern Germany and loved it so much that the region instantly made it to his shortlist of favorite vacation destinations. The combination of luxurious resorts and spas, excellent food and dining, and a sophisticated, progressive, and forward-looking culture made for a week that he wouldn’t soon forget. As part of our new Fabulous Destinations series, our fabulous travel editor shares what he found with you- our fabulous readers! Check it out...
By Abhimanyu Das | Friday Feb 12, 2010
There’s always plenty to do in Berlin, but 2010 seems to be even more dynamic, with festivals, parades, and other activities one after the other- and something for everyone. Check out a few of the fabulous things that the Zeitgeist Metropolis has in store this year...
By Aron Heller | Friday Jan 29, 2010
The neat lines and red rectangular sketches look like any typical architectural design. But the handwritten initials H.H. - belonging to the infamous Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler - indicate what the drawings represent: wooden barracks, gas chambers and crematoria. Read more...