Everything you could possibly want to know about Germany today

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    Pupils attend school between nine and 13 years in Germany, after which many opt to enter the dual training system.
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    An increasing number of people in Germany have a migrant background. Many courses are on offer to facilitate their integration into society.
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    Major cities are particularly attractive for young people.

There is much to discover and experience in Germany – find out more about the country. Germany lies at the heart of Europe and has nine adjoining states, more than any other country in Europe.

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Germany is a liberal, democratic country with a tumultuous history.

Germany is a peaceful, democratic country. Men and women have the same rights. You are free to choose your opinion and your religion.

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Rights, duties, and volunteering: anyone living in Germany is free to decide how he or she wishes to live. People have many freedoms that enable them to help shape the country.

For young people in Germany, education and training is very important. The education system offers them numerous opportunities. In Germany there are no fewer than 415 higher education institutions! They guarantee academic education at the highest international levels, which is one reason why Germany is the third most popular country among international students after the USA and the UK.

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Skilled workers will find numerous career opportunities in the German job market.

Jeans, phone, car, computer, MP3 format, beer: everyone knows these inventions. They all come from Germany – or Germans helped develop them. There is a long list of innovative ideas and inventions from Germany and the products they have resulted in. The quality seal Made in Germany stands for originality and quality.

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Green mobility: Alexander Meiritz established a sharing service for e-scooters.

A typical feature of Germany’s cultural world has always been its rich diversity. Today, completely different currents keep evolving and exist alongside one another.

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Cinema, art, games, music, 
design: Germany’s cultural scene is rich, diverse, vibrant, full of ­surprises and international 
perspectives.

Germany is a country in which people from all over the world live together peacefully. Immigrants and their children bring fresh ideas and perspectives with them.

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Committed gymnast: Michelle Timm is training for success.

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