March 2013

Why the world needs the new Germans (and their sweet bear): A Monocle special report on how Europe’s star economy uses business brawn, good design and Gummi Bears to win hearts, minds and tummies.

Design / Architecture

Building sights

BAU is the world’s largest fair for the construction and architecture industries while also being a dream getaway for home handymen. From grand designs to garden sheds, Monocle visits the design world’s most no-nonsense…

Affairs / Politics

Defence briefing

Germany’s armed forces are experiencing an era of change. Just as they are becoming more active on the world military stage, they’re also facing cuts and restructuring. What type of military emerges in the end is still…


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