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Federal Elections 2017: party roll call

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Test your German party knowledge and/or learn something new: Where do the political parties come from, what do they stand for, how many votes can they win? (Photo: public domain)

In total, no fewer than 42 parties are running for the Bundestag. How many of them have you heard of?

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Renowned American pianist gives free concert in Leipzig

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American pianist Tristan Eckerson is about to enchant Plagwitz with his music. (Photo courtesy of Laure Ugolini)

Tristan Eckerson gives us personal insights into his beautiful music and a glimpse of what may be on tap at his upcoming Noch Besser Leben gig (19 September).

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The day Leipzig met the Champions League

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Red Bull Arena. By Philipp - Flickr: Leipzig von oben: Zentralstadion, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

“Champions League games are particularly peaceful affairs, as alcoholic beverages aren’t sold at the stadium. I didn’t tell my dad, and he drank his 0% beer in blissful ignorance.”

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ETL: Who’s behind the arsonists?

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Max Frisch’s The Arsonists is kind of plug and play. You can substitute just about any group in the arsonist category depending on your perspective.

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Jamaica, the alternative German coalition

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More on the German Bundestag elections: What coalitions could form? Photo: public domain

Why Daniel would go for “Jamaica” rather than “big,” and what it all means.

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Dresden: resisting the blows of history

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Loads of history and a tale of rebuilding and regrouping in Dresden near Leipzig. (Photo: Lito Seizani)

Discovering the gem “next door.”

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