Picture of the day
Spring at last
A ballet dancer executes a jeté on a street in the historic district of Bonn, the former capital, celebrating the blossoming Japanese cherry trees planted in the 1980s. Source:
Animal of the day
German livestock farmers are up in arms over the country's growing wolf population, whose appetite for sheep appears insatiable. The parliament's Environment Committee is debating whether to allow wolf hunting. Source:
Quote of the day
Globetrotters by choice
Germans regularly rank among the world’s biggest travelers. According to a new study by market research firm Kantar TNS, only 37% of Germans are saving to buy a home — 60% said they preferred to spend their money on travel.
Graph of the day
Disparities still persist between the states of the former East Germany and West Germany, 28 years after reunification. Regional governments in the eastern half are asking for more state support, but Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't making any promises.