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Are Germans really as industrious as the rest of the world thinks? Are they as
Are Germans really as industrious as the rest of the world thinks? Are they as humourless as their reputation?

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The Truth about Germany: Love Thy Neighbor


Germany, with an average of 231 people per square kilometre, has a population density that is seven times higher than in the United States. That means, many Germans live fairly close to their neighbors. Our intrepid reporter Michael Wigge went out to find out how Germans deal with the people on the other side of their fence.


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 2010-03-22  4m
 
 

The Truth about Germany: Passion


This week our roving reporter Michael Wigge is touring the country in a bid to find out just how passionate his fellow Germans are.


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 2010-03-14  4m
 
 

The Truth about Germany: Classical Music


And while we're on the subject of orchestras and classical music - it just so happens that Michael Wigge took that as his cue for this week's reportage. Our roving reporter sets out to see if Germans can live up to their reputation of being big on classical music...and whether or not they can spare good old Beethoven the rolling over!


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 2010-02-28  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Technology


In this episode of our series The Truth about Germany, Michael Wigge finds out why Germans are so interested in technology and how good they really are at negotiating technical challenges.


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 2010-02-22  3m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Volkswagen


This time our roving reporter Michael Wigge is taking a look at Volkswagen cars as he tries to find out what makes them so popular. He will be visiting the company's headquarters in Lower Saxony.


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 2010-02-07  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Art


With most sectors still reeling from the shock waves of the financial crisis there's been a lot of talk about the art market, how prices have slumped, or how many younger artists are benefitting from the fact that buyers are happy to pay lower prices these days. Unchanged however is the fact that contemporary German art is very much in demand - and our intrepid reporter Michael Wigge decided to find out why it exerts such a fascination.


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 2010-01-31  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Do it yourself


You've heard the phrase "someone with two left feet" which refers to someone who can't dance. Well at home I'm referred to as the man with two left hands as I am useless at do it yourself jobs around the house. It's a major achievement when I can change a light bulb successfully. Why am I telling you this? Well it seems the Germans have a reputation of being dab hands at DIY. Our reporter Michael Wigge has been finding out the truth!


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 2010-01-16  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Classical Music


Our roving reporter sets out to see if Germans can live up to their reputation of being big on classical music...and whether or not they can spare good old Beethoven the rolling over!


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 2010-01-11  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Art


A modern cliche is that Germans are great painters. This doesn't apply to the whole population of course but contemporary art with a German signature on it can up the price of the work quite a bit. Wigge has been trying to find out why.


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 2010-01-11  4m
 
 

The Truth About Germany: Reeperbahn


This time we are off to Hamburg's famous red light district.


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 2010-01-11  4m