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Are Germans really as industrious as the rest of the world thinks? Are they as
Are Germans really as industrious as the rest of the world thinks? Are they as humourless as their reputation?



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The Truth about Germany: Classical Music

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:55:00 GMT

And while we're on the subject of orchestras and classical music - it just so happens that Michael Wigge took that as his cue for this week's reportage. Our roving reporter sets out to see if Germans can live up to their reputation of being big on classical music...and whether or not they can spare good old Beethoven the rolling over!


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The Truth About Germany: Volkswagen

Sun, 7 Feb 2010 12:08:00 GMT

This time our roving reporter Michael Wigge is taking a look at Volkswagen cars as he tries to find out what makes them so popular. He will be visiting the company's headquarters in Lower Saxony.


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The Truth About Germany: Art

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:30:00 GMT

With most sectors still reeling from the shock waves of the financial crisis there's been a lot of talk about the art market, how prices have slumped, or how many younger artists are benefitting from the fact that buyers are happy to pay lower prices these days. Unchanged however is the fact that contemporary German art is very much in demand - and our intrepid reporter Michael Wigge decided to find out why it exerts such a fascination.


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The Truth About Germany: Do it yourself

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

You've heard the phrase "someone with two left feet" which refers to someone who can't dance. Well at home I'm referred to as the man with two left hands as I am useless at do it yourself jobs around the house. It's a major achievement when I can change a light bulb successfully. Why am I telling you this? Well it seems the Germans have a reputation of being dab hands at DIY. Our reporter Michael Wigge has been finding out the truth!


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The Truth About Germany: Hiking

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Nobody hikes like the germans. On the weenends, up to two million hikers and nature lovers retreat to the wild green yonder. But what spurs them on through sleet and rain to thoug it out with Mother Nature?


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The Truth About Germany: The Ruhr Valley Region

Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT

In our weekly series, "The Truth About Germany", our intrepid reporter Michael Wigge investigates stereotypes and this week he's off to the Ruhr Valley region. Germany's biggest urban sprawl and former industrial heartland has been chosen as one of the 2010 European Capitals of Culture. Reason enough for Wigge to see just what role culture plays in the Ruhr Valley and among its residents.


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The Truth About Germany: Christmas

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 08:22:00 GMT

And on a more seasonal note - it's now time to ponder the truth about Christmas in Germany - courtesy of our roving reporter Michael Wigge who explores German Christmas traditions.


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The Truth About Germany: Snow

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

In our regular series on clichés surrounding Germany and its people, our roving reporter Michael Wigge this time focuses on the idea that Germany has lots of snow and is a winter wonderland. False. There are whole parts of the country that hardly ever get any - like the Rhineland. Wigge is on the search for truth...about snow.


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The Truth About Germany: Autobahn

Tue, 1 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT

Michael Wigge continues his search for the truth about Germany. Today he heads for the Autobahn, Germany's famous network of highways where you can sometimes drive as fast as you like.


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The Truth About Germany: Multicultural Nation

Sun, 15 Nov 2009 15:41:00 GMT

In our weekly edition of "The Truth About Germany," euromaxx reporter Michael Wigge sets out to see just how multicultural Germany has become these days. Wigge investigates in the capital, Berlin.


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The Truth About Germany: Hiking

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:27:00 GMT

Michael Wigge carries on his search for ”The Truth About Germany”. This week he looks at hiking. 17 Million Germans enjoy the sport which means in fact one in every five Germans. It’s the second most popular holiday activity after bathing. Every weekend it attracts up to 2 million hikers and nature-lovers, but why? Michael Wigge hits the trails of the famous Rennsteig in Thuringia to find out.


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The Truth About Germany: Unity

Sun, 4 Oct 2009 13:35:00 GMT

Today our intrepid reporter Michael Wigge explores the differences between Eastern and Western Germans to find out what die-hard stereotypes and prejudices about "Easties" and "Westies" still exist nearly 20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall.


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The Truth About Germany: Germany

Sun, 24 May 2009 16:07:00 GMT

Michael Wigge gives us a special report to mark 60 years of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our roving reporter is out and about in Berlin for the last time.


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The Truth About Germany: Multiculturalism

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 22:44:00 GMT

In this week's episode, our roving reporter Michael Wigge dispels notions about the stereotypical German by looking at the more than 15 million people living in Germany who hail from a different ethnic background. To get a first-hand look at multiculturalism as experienced in Germany, Wigge goes straight to the capital Berlin which is home to residents from 190 different countries. He meets the German soul, hip-hop and reggae band "Culcha Candela" whose 7 members come from 5 different countries and speak four different languages. He also explores Berlin's working-class neighborhood Wedding where one in three inhabitants are either foreign-born or second-generation immigrants. Here he asks Germans as well as members of the country's largest ethnic minority group, the Turkish community, how much they actually know about one another.


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The Truth About Germany: Family

Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:55:00 GMT

A family in Germany statistically consists of 1,37 children thereby placing the country at the end of European fertility. No wonder, considering that 41% of the population live alone. Experts have pointed to many reasons why Germans are failing to reproduce - a conservative family culture, with women expected to stay at home; schools that finish at lunchtime; and a tax system that discriminates against working women. Germany's family minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has been doing her best to come up with ideas to encourage reluctant couples to have children. Our intrepid reporter did his own research in Berlin.


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