Alternative for Germany

Tens of thousands of demonstrators fill Munich’s Ludwigstraße, one of the cities main boulevards, in protest against recent revelations about a meeting between members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

‘I’m here to fight for democracy’: Tens of thousands protest against the far-right in Germany


The AfD, or Alternative for Germany, has been around for over a decade and has significant public support. But there’s been widespread protests against them since news broke that AfD members had met with neo-Nazis to discuss mass deportations from Germany.

Three elections posters show Social Democratic top candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, Christian Democratic top candidate Armin Laschet, center, and top candidate of the Greens Annalena Baerbock in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. 

Dubious voting fraud claims in Germany spread online ahead of elections

a German flag waves and a protester holds up a sign that says "tolerance Nazi"

Is there a ‘Nazi emergency’ in the German city of Dresden?

A mural of a white bird, chain and rose painted on the Berlin wall and a person walking by it

Artists in Germany fear backlash after far-right party wins big

a protest in east germany with lots of people

Anti-immigrant protesters chant ‘Resistance!’ in German city after killing

A man who identifies himself as a migrant takes a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside a refugee camp near the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 10, 2015.

For many Germans, this election is about refugees


Germany’s upcoming election on Sept. 24 is partly a referendum on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the refugee crisis over the past two years.

Christa Schmidt at the table in her apartment in Traunreut where she tutors refugees in German. Schmidt’s parents were German refugees from Romania.

A small German city finds it’s not easy welcoming hundreds of Syrian refugees


The Bavarian city of Traunreut, population 21,000, is working to integrate 600 refugees. Some locals are helping. Others are rallying against the arrivals. One thing is for sure: It’s a challenging situation for everyone.

Robert Timm has been active with the Identitarian Movement in Berlin since April 2016.

Meet the identitarians, Europe’s ‘new right’

Global Politics

They call themselves patriots. And they say they’re part of a right-wing movement in Europe that’s proud of their culture and traditions. However, leftists say, “They’re racists, but they say they’re not racists.”

Activists pose on a "United To Stop Trump" cardboard wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany to urge Americans abroad to vote, on Sept. 23.

Trump’s win: The view from Berlin

Global Politics

America’s election results were announced on the same day Germany marks the fall of the Berlin Wall. But unlike some of Donald Trump’s US critics, Germans are very careful to avoid drawing parallels between the president-elect and their past.