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Land of Ideas

Germany’s image is shaped by a number of economic, geographic and cultural factors. Like any location, however, it is primarily defined by its people. The people of Germany, their ideas, and their activities are the bedrock of its society and provide cohesion. The ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ initiative provides a platform for them.

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The ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’ initiative has teamed up with various partners to launch projects that pursue a common goal: to enhance Germany’s international visibility as a hub of ideas and innovation, of quality and creativity – in short, a place that is helping to shape the future in a positive way.

Award Winners

The 20 international winners of the competition "beyond bauhaus - prototyping the future" contribute to making the world a healthier, fairer, more sustainable and better place.

Success Stories

‘Football Meets Culture’: Balls and books for a double win

»Almost every third German lives in a medium-sized city. But what makes those smaller places attractive? Our friends @en_germany found some surprising answers:…«

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