OZY’s States of the Nation: Germany uncovers the new bridges and barriers shaping the future of this economic powerhouse, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Join us as we visit every German state, for unexpected stories, unbelievable experiences and unmatched insights.

How East Germany’s Answer to Leonard Cohen Was Kicked Out of the GDR

If you can't handle criticism, banish the critics forever.

She's Shining a Light on the 'Dark Germany'

Journalist Anne Ramstorf tells the stories from eastern Germany that the national media doesn't want to hear.

This Black Forest Cherry Cake Is Boozier Than Your Favorite Liqueur

This version of Germany’s famous cake — the original recipe — is super fresh and also super potent.

How One Car Factory Drove Alongside Germany's 20th-Century Destiny

Zwickau’s fortunes have shifted with the fall of the wall … and now the fall of the traditional car.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

How This Long, Meandering Highway in Germany Beats the Autobahn

This two-lane route takes you through some of the country’s most beautiful little-known towns.

She Believes Trees Will Save Germany — If She Can Save the Trees

Julia Klöckner, Germany's minister of food and agriculture, has her own way of tackling climate change.

The Marching Band From Hamburg Playing Techno Tracks ... on Brass

This Hamburg-based ensemble is giving a body-grooving tuba, xylophone and percussion twist to techno.

An Airbnb for Corporate Relocations Sets Sights on World Domination

Dustin Figge has built a travel heavyweight in Cologne, Germany.

Dining Inside a Giant Barrel on Germany's Wine Road

The Weinstrasse doesn’t shy away from kitsch, but that’s part of its charm.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Germany's Poor Little Rich City

Bremen — Germany’s second-smallest state — is wealthy.

Why This German State Says 'Jawohl' to Migrants

From the Deutsche Bahn to Mercedes, Baden-Württemberg is fueling its economy through migrant labor, and killing support for the far-right.

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