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Umwelt und Natur - Wo sind all die Bienen hin? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany High German

Bees are rapidly dying off – a major environmental problem – and there are numerous causes. The weekly political satire show “extra 3,” which is produced by Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Northern German Broadcasting), investigates colony collapse by sassily redubbing an old episode of “Maya the Honey Bee,” a 1970s Japanese TV series based on a German book.

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Immer mehr Wölfe: Diese Hunde passen auf View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The return of large predators, such as wolves, to certain regions in Germany means that local herders need to take extra steps to predict their flocks. Here in the Eifel mountain range in western Germany, two “livestock guardian dogs” named Günther and Biene protect the sheep and goats of herder Heike Dahm-Rulf. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Angela Merkel - Solidarität der Generationen in Coronakrise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In an online dialogue, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Germans to stick together and show solidarity in the midst of the corona crisis – which means avoiding unnecessary contact and adhering to other safety measures. The news about the development of a vaccine, however, is a reason to stay optimistic. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Heute-Show - Wasserknappheit: Verkauft eure Aktien und investiert in Wasser! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany High German

In this episode of the “heute-show,” a satirical late-night TV program, host Oliver Welke takes a deeper look at why Germany is suddenly dealing with a drought—and how that’s impacting everyday life for people in the country. Comedian Martin Klempnow also makes an appearance as a teacher tasked with explaining to children how to save water for the future.

Bundesregierung - Zusammen gegen Corona #besonderehelden View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Sixty or so years from now, how will today’s twentysomethings look back on the heroic sacrifices they made when they abstained from partying (and sat on their asses at home) during the coronavirus pandemic? Find out with the German government’s new gag PSA, which was released with the hashtag #specialheroes.

Coronavirus - Nikolaus mit Mundschutz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany Bavarian

Brilliant — or tacky? A confectionery shop in Lower Franconia is tapping into the spirit of the times by offering a chocolate Saint Nicholas wearing a face mask. Proprietor Herbert Häcker has received orders from all over Germany for the novelty candy, and even had to bring on another employee to keep up with the demand. But on social media, not everyone is amused… Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Mallorca - Wirte haben kaum Interesse an Wiedereröffnung

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

More than four-and-a-half million Germans visit the Spanish island of Mallorca every year—so many that the destination actually been nicknamed “Germany’s 17th Federal State.” But since the coronavirus outbreaks in Spain led to the Mediterranean party hotspot being declared a risk territory, the once-packed bars, strips, and beaches are now totally deserted. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Coronavirus - Corona-Infektion an Sprache erkennen? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

It sounds like science fiction: Researchers at the University of Augsburg are developing an app that can recognize a coronavirus infection whenever a potential carrier speaks into the phone. So far, the app has a hit rate of over 80 percent. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Heute-Show - Schule und Corona View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

In this episode of the satirical heute-show, host Oliver Welke pokes fun at how schools are handling education in the time of coronavirus. Many schools are not equipped for distance learning—and even when they are, teacher often don’t understand how to use the technology.

Tag der Deutschen Einheit - So denken Deutsche 30 Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany Bavarian High German South German

On October 3, 2020, Germany celebrated 30 years since the official reunification. The Wall itself may be long gone, but for many Germans, a “wall” still exists in their minds. How does the generation that grew up in a united Germany feel about it?

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Halloween-Frühstück für die Hamburger Zoo-Elefanten View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

It’s time to celebrate Halloween at Hamburg’s Tierpark Hagenbeck — and to get into the holiday spirit, the elephants were treated to special seasonal goodies: pumpkins, corn on the cob, and apples! Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Angela Merkel - Kanzlerin appelliert an die Bürgerinnen und Bürger View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

After a relatively relaxed summer, Germany once again finds itself in a critical phase of the corona pandemic. Here, in a recording released on October 17, 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel makes an appeal to citizens to significantly reduce their social outings and to refrain from unnecessary travel and celebrations.

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Bahn sieht kein erhöhtes Infektionsrisiko in Zügen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Rail travel is down 50% in Germany — but Deutsche Bahn is relying on scientific studies to prove that traveling by train does does not pose an increased risk to travelers. The strict hygiene and protective measures implemented so far appear to be working. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Schüler sollen günstiges Internet bekommen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Faster Internet, more affordable Internet connections for pupils, and more devices for teachers: This is what the German ministers of education and Chancellor Angela Merkel have decided upon in order to facilitate distance learning during the corona crisis. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Die Corona-Krise - Schulstart mit Maskenpflicht View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

School is back in session in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populated state. To protect against coronavirus infections, masks are mandatory in school buildings and classrooms. How are the students and teachers dealing with the new requirements? Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Coronavirus - Fliegen in Corona-Zeiten View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic isn’t so straightforward. To minimize the risk of spreading the virus, Lufthansa is enforcing strict rules and regulations: These involve social distancing, reducing in-flight services to the essentials, and thoroughly disinfecting every seat and surface. Only a few scheduled flights are still on offer; here, we get to follow one from Frankfurt to Barcelona and back.

Nachrichten - Bundesregierung hebt Reisewarnungen auf View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

The German government has decided to lift travel restrictions for most European countries beginning June 15. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that the measure applies to the EU countries, the other countries of the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Nachrichten - Kinderbonus und Mehrwertsteuersenkung View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Reduction of VAT rates, aid for municipalities, subsidies for families, relief for electricity costs: The leaders of the coalition have agreed on a 130-billion-euro economic stimulus package to combat the negative effects of the corona crisis in Germany. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Cettina erklärt - Auswirkungen des Coronavirus View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

How has the coronavirus outbreak changed life in Germany? Cettina gives a short overview of the various developments that have taken place over the past few months, and how she and her family are coping.

Coronavirus - Nachrichten zur weltweiten Lage View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Deutsche Welle’s Michaela Küpfer speaks with Gerd Müller (CSU), Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, about the ways in which the coronavirus is exacerbating the economic disparity between the first world and the developing world. Müller finds it scandalous that big companies have continued to makes billions in profits throughout the crisis, and agrees that the “turbo-capitalism” of the past 30 years needs to end.

Wettervorhersage - Frühlingswetter View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Spring has sprung in Germany, with warm temperatures in almost all regions – and a lack of rain that is actually problematic for the environment.

Coronavirus - Kommentar zu Angela Merkels Rede View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Justus Kliss offers an analysis of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coronavirus television address and what it means for the coming weeks. He compares her strategy to that of French President Emmanuel Macron, and finds it admirable how she focuses on solidarity.

Die Corona-Krise - Null Toleranz & Strafen bei Verstößen in NRW View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia has the biggest COVID-19 outbreak in Germany, and is therefore introducing stricter measures to ensure social distancing. Among other penalties, restaurants that stay open will have to pay up to 4000 euros in fines, while individuals who meet in groups will have to pay 200 euros.

Coronavirus - CureVac könnte einen experimentellen Corona-Impfstoff gefunden haben View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

A private lab in Germany is working to create a vaccine for COVID-19 as quickly as possible. The US and German governments are already vying for access to the results.

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