Culture & Society information resources
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Online fulltext version of an excellent series of introductory guides to key areas of German history, politics and society, issued by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Topics range from Umweltpolitik to France to Germany in the 70s and 80s.
German Internet Project
Virtual museum of German cultural, linguistic and literary history.
Database of German museums, exhibitions, artists, monuments
Mostly German and Austrian, on literature, film, dance etc.
A comprehensive daily listing and review of cultural, political and especially literary news items, from the principal German-language newspapers and journals
Sight and Sight
An English version of the fabulous perlentaucher site
humorous issues on German history, language, people. For advanced learners, individual & groups
Migration & Integration in Germany
Goethe Institute - databases, institutions, projects on Migration & Integration in Germany
heimat-deutschland History, travel, customs, cuisine, technology, fairytales, and much more
Floribelle, Fairytales to invent and complete
Words of the day - Which words are used most on a given day - from newspapers and news agencies. Daily from 7am. Wortschatzportal der Uni Leipzi
Migration Archive Authentic audio files on migration. Life stories & anecdotes from guest workers and refugees.
Sounds of Germany Subscribe to Podcast 'Sounds of Germany' for news in the German Music industry - German singers/musicians/bands, interviews, links to useful materials, etc
100 Questions on Germany How many will you know...?
Lust auf Deutschland interactive map of Germany with various topics to help youprepare for your trip to Germany
Interactive Quiz games
Learn German and Germany virtual trip through Germany while answering questions and solving riddles & puzzles
German Democratic Republic
Subject search engine for the GDR
Materialien zu Chronik der Mauer
Centre for East German Studies, University of Reading: archive
Cold War International History Project
Comprehensive databank of entries and links on the themes of GDR, Wende and Reunification.
Information on GDR films and filmstars, as well as a regularly updated current tv screening schedule of GDR films and tv series.
In February 1945, Dresden's Frauenkirche - one of the most beautiful examples of Protestant Baroque architecture - collapsed in the wake of the Allies' bombardment of the city. Sixty years later, this symbol of Dresden has been restored to its former glory and once again dominates the city's skyline. "Building Bridges - Living Reconciliation"
Dresden - History
Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, conveys a deeply moving impression of its eventful history. Dresden: A City Without a Centre?
Virtual museum containing a collection of GDR consumer goods and everyday objects.
Facts and infos on the GDR.
The Berlin Wall 1961-1989: Mauer, Wende und Vereinigung: Texte, Bilder und Kommentare
Chronik der Wende
Day-by-day TV and radio reports, documents, biographies, archives. From the Ostdeutscher Rundfunk, Brandenburg
Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam