Merkel Re-Elected as Chancellor

March 16, 2018 Alexa 0

The German Bundestag has re-elected Angela Merkel Chancellor. In the first round of voting, she won 364 of 692 votes cast. Angela Merkel accepted the result of the vote. This is the fourth time that […]


Germany’s 2017 Elections: A Timeline

August 24, 2017 Alexa 0

With three state elections and the Bundestag vote in the fall, 2017 is a decisive year in German politics. With Chancellor Angela Merkel up for a fourth term and the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) […]

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New Waldseemüller Map Discovered

July 3, 2012 GW Administrator 0

Few Americans are aware of the fact that their continent is named after the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Even fewer probably know  that it was the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1520)  and  Matthias Ringmann who […]

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Angela Merkel feature in Time

January 21, 2010 GW Administrator 0

“In East Germany,” she says, “we always ran into boundaries before we were able to discover our own personal boundaries.” Angela Merkel’s Moment By CATHERINE MAYER / BERLIN Diminutive in the imposing vastness of her […]