Topics :: Germany

German Court Grants Gay Unions Marriage Tax Breaks

By Juergen Baetz | Thursday Jun 6, 2013
Gay rights campaigners won a victory over the German government Thursday as the country’s top court ruled that homosexual couples in civil unions should receive the same tax benefits as heterosexual married couples.

German Court Strengthens Gay Adoption Rights

By Geir Moulson | Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights in a ruling Tuesday that the country’s justice minister greeted as "a historic step."

48 Hours in Berlin: Sleep Not Included

By Matthew Wexler | Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
Sweets, sausages and sunrises conspire for an action-packed getaway to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Germany Approves Bill to Protect Male Circumcision

By Frank Jordans | Thursday Dec 13, 2012
German lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a court ruling that the practice amounts to bodily harm led to an outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups.

Element to Open First Hotel in Europe

Thursday Dec 13, 2012
Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand.

Hanover Completes Hotel Redesign of Artists’ Paint and Ink Factory

Monday Nov 26, 2012
The elegant red brick building built in 1906 was revolutionary in its time because of the reinforced concrete building structure which provided large bright spaces and ideal working conditions for employees.

Berlin’s Restaurants Reach for More Michelin Stars

Monday Nov 19, 2012
Berlin is Germany’s gourmet capital, with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. The 2013 Michelin Guide awarded twelve Berlin restaurants with the prestigious stars, including four two-star establishments.

New Graphic and Industrial Design Magazine Launches

Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
The Munich-based publishing house DETAIL, which specialises in architecture, is publishing a new design magazine: "GRID - Graphic + Industrial Design".

Simple Luxury: The New Face of Hostels in Germany

Sunday Oct 21, 2012
What a surprise if you walked into the lobby of some hostels in Germany and saw families, business travelers, and young people from all over the world in a modern setting that looked like a brand new designer hotel.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Urges Gay Soccer Player To Come Out

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 19, 2012
After an anonymous German professional soccer player told a magazine he was gay, the country’s chancellor is urging him to come out by saying, "You need not fear."