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The Battle for Charlemagne

Neil MacGregor visits Aachen cathedral to examine the legacy of Charlemagne (c. 747-c. 814) - was he a great French ruler, or was he Charles the Great, a German? And what is the significance of a very fine replica of the Imperial Crown?

Producer Paul Kobrak.

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Made in Germany: the stories of 10 fascinating objects

See photos and videos of this diverse collection of products and sculptures.

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10 reasons we know Germans love beer and sausages

Beer riots and sausage snacks demonstrate a devotion to the national diet.

10 things you may not know about Germany

10 things you may not know about Germany

Degenerate art and other facts from this fascinating nation.

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