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About Germany Direct

People use special glasses to look into the sky at a partial solar eclipse near the Brandenburg Gate on March 20, 2015 in Berlin Image copyright Getty Images

Germany Direct is part of an ongoing series featuring different countries. The BBC's Direct seasons are a chance to look behind the headlines at everyday life in one country.

Each Direct allows the BBC's experts and locally based journalists to explore the issues which reveal the heart of a particular country.

Read more from the Germany Direct season of features and video.

For whom the Bavarian bells toll

Sleepless in a German salt mine

Can cool Berlin survive gentrification?

Your pictures: Germany

How Germany's love of silence led to the first earplug

Living the good life in Berlin's allotments

They examine topics which matter to anyone trying to understand that country and its people: the economic opportunities and challenges; living life at every level of society; its traditions; its politics and innovations.

The Direct seasons complement the BBC's Country Profiles by covering more personal stories through programmes such as Working Lives and The Travel Show.

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