The Country and its People

Articles and Interviews

Quiz: German Literature

Do you know where Emilia Galotti meets the Prince of Guastalla? And whom Harry Haller dreams of in Hermann Hesse's “Steppenwolf”? Answer our five questions and find out how well you are familiar with German literature. Have fun guessing!

Quiz: Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner, the famous German writer and journalist, was born 120 years ago on 23 February. His works are still of great importance today. But what do you know about Erich Kästner? Can you remember a famous quote from him? Test your knowledge now with our mini-quiz!

Women’s Suffrage

Two steps forward, one step back

Germany is celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage, but political power is still unevenly distributed. In terms of numbers, women have never been equally represented in any German Bundestag. Initiatives like the Helene Weber Kolleg are pushing for change.

“Feminism lives on”

Younger people have a need for real equality in everyday life. Sociologist Marianne Schmidbaur explains how this is changing attitudes towards feminism and how gender equality in Germany looks like.