Resources

GOVERNMENT SITES

GENERAL INFO

NEWSPAPERS

MAGAZINES

ACADEMIC JOURNALS/GERMAN STUDIES:

RADIO NETWORKS

TV STATIONS

  • TAGESSCHAU
    News Television
  • DIE DEUTSCHE WELLE
    Deutsche Welle is Germany's international public broadcaster.
  • ARD
    Germany's first public broadcasting network. In German.
  • ZDF
    The news program from Germany's second public broadcasting network, in a joint venture with MSNBC. In German.
  • N-TV
    News televison network. In German.
  • ARTE
    Cultural TV channel. A cooperation of some German and French public broadcasters. In German and French.
  • RTL
    Commercial broadcaster. In German.
  • SAT1
    The first German commercial broadcaster. In German.
  • PRO SIEBEN
    Commercial broadcaster. In German.

HISTORY

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • FEDERAL STATISTICAL OFFICE
    The Statistical Office provides news and current facts & figures about Germany. In English and German.
  • CIA WORLD FACT BOOK - GERMANY
    Information about geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. In English.
  • THE GERMAN WAY AND MORE
    A culture-oriented general information site featuring German-speaking countries. Many useful links. In English.
  • GOVERNMENT PRESS AND INFORMATION OFFFICE
    Home page of the German Government Press and Information Office. A comprehensive site with information on the German people, economy, political system and publications. In English, Spanish, French and German.
  • DEUTSCHE WELLE
    Comprehensive information on Germany's people, constitution, history, political system, etc. Also special sections on politics, business, science and culture. Deutsche Welle is a government-supported media organization bringing news of Germany to the world. In English, German and many other languages.
  • FOREIGN OFFICE HOME PAGE
    Home page of the German Foreign Office. Gives detailed information on the ministry, its tasks, foreign trade promotion and travel. Includes photos and games. Useful links to German firms and other Germany-related sites. In German and English.
  • GOETHE-INSTITUT
    Many links to all sorts of Germany-related information. In English and German. See Culture and Language Classes. In English and German.
  • FEDERAL CENTRE FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION (BPB)
    The BPB provides information and articles on the political system as well as on current and historical subjects. In German.
  • GERMAN COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Information and articles on the foreign policy of Germany and Europe. In English.
  • LONELY PLANET: GERMANY
    Travel guide with facts about Germany concerning history, culture, environment, and much more. In English.
  • U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT -- COUNTRY/REGIONAL INFORMATION EUROPE
    Country information on Europe includes background notes, economic information and commercial guides. In English.
  • FORBES TOP 500
    Germany’s top 500 firms, arranged by ranking.
  • INFORMATION ON SWITZERLAND.

RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

  • 4ICU
    Ranking of German universities
  • MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN (MPG)
    The Max Planck Society is the most important support organization for basic research in selected areas of natural, human and social sciences, performed outside the higher education sector. At present, it comprises about 100 research institutes, laboratories, branch offices and working groups. In English and German.
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT (FhG)
    The nearly 50 research institutes of the Fraunhofer Society carry out applied contract research and development for industry in nearly all engineering disciplines, strategic research projects for public institutions as well as their own research projects to keep up scientific quality and competitiveness and to develop new research areas. In English and German.
  • HERMANN VON HELMHOLTZ-GEMEINSCHAFT DEUTSCHER FORSCHUNGSZENTREN (HGF)
    The 15 self-governing German national research centers have formed an association, the HGF, to strengthen interdisciplinary research cooperation and coordination. The main focus of the centers’ research is on complex scientific-technical questions, cross-program basic research, the operation of large-scale scientific equipment as well as technology development, national long-term programs and national preventive research in the field of environment and health. In German.
  • WISSENSCHAFTSGEMEINSCHAFT GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ (WGL)
    WGL is an association of 78 independent research institutions and institutions with a service function for research, which are of supraregional importance and in the interest of national science policy. They work in various scientific areas. In German, English version under construction.
  • KÖRBER STIFTUNG
    The Körber-Foundation promotes the interchange of ideas between Germany and the US.
  • GERMAN AEROSPACE RESEARCH AGENCY
    Information, programs, organizational units, technology. In German and English.
  • ENVIROTECH-SEARCHMEISTER
    The center for the International Transfer of Environmental Technologies (ITUT) and the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry created this database of over 8000 German companies involved in environmental technologies and services. The envirotech-searchmeister offers you elaborated search facilities: 49 business segments and over 1200 keywords enable you to come up with a detailed cross-section of companies satisfying your individual search criteria. In many languages.
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN INSTITUTE HEIDELBERG (DAI)
    Information on the bi-national, non-profit organization in Heidelberg. Provides orientation information for Americans living in Germany, an overview of its English-language library and tips for German students interested in studying in the U.S. Useful Search Engine Links. In English and German.
  • GERMAN HISTORICAL INSTITUTE
    An independent institute encouraging cooperation between American and German historians. Information on the library, calendar, scholarships and more.

GERMAN LITERATURE (FULL TEXTS)

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ONLINE DICTIONARIES

GRAMMAR/LANGUAGE LEARNING

German Language Learning/General:

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