Geography of Germany

Aspiration vs reality - it's all about balance

British censors have banned Miu Miu's latest advert featuring the 14-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld. But it's not for the usual reason - she is wearing a conservative 1940s-style skirt suit with a coral peplum and black heels. The issue was about location.

Friday, 9 December, 2011, 12:00am


'What's in a name?' asked England's most famous bard. Not much, the winemakers in Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, arguably Germany's finest wine region, would say as they've decided that including the Saar and Ruwer rivers in their titles is too cumbersome. From this year's vintage onwards (on our shelves next year) they will simply be labelled Mosel.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Black Forest chateau

When England played in their first football World Cup finals in Europe, in Switzerland in 1954, they stayed in accommodation of a frugal nature. English footballers earned a maximum of GBP20 a week at that time and football was not associated with glamour.

Now, the top players earn thousands of times that amount and for this year's finals, England's finest

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


Lee Lai-shan clinched the shortened Kiel Week regatta in Germany over the weekend after racing was once again cancelled on the last day due to a lack of winds. San San was in front in the overall standings and as such was declared the champion in the women's mistral event. In the men's IMCO event, Ho Chi-ho finished in third spot.

1 Jul 2003 - 12:00am