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The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Germany .
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
The President of Germany, officially the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is the head of state of Germany.
Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a German politician and civil rights activist who served as President of Germany from 2012 to 2017. A former Lutheran pastor, he came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany.
The title Chancellor has designated different offices in the history of Germany. It is currently used for the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the head of government of Germany. The term, dating from the Early Middle Ages, is derived from the Latin term cancellarius. The modern office of chancellor evolved from the position created for Otto von Bismarck in the North German Confederation in 1867; this federal state evolved into a German nation-state with the 1871 Unification of Germany. The role of the chancellor has varied greatly throughout Germany's modern history. Today, the chancellor is the country's effective leader, although in formal protocol, the Bundespräsident and Bundestagspräsident are ranked higher.
The Hamburger Morgenpost is a daily German newspaper published in Hamburg in tabloid format.
Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly magazine, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication describes itself as above all secular, skeptic, and atheist, far-left-wing, and anti-racist publishing articles about the extreme right, religion, politics and culture.
Lutz Bachmann is the founder of the PEGIDA movement, a far-right German political organisation linked to the anti-Muslim counter-jihad ideology.
The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 to 15 February 2015, with American film director Darren Aronofsky as the President of the Jury. German film director Wim Wenders was presented with the Honorary Golden Bear. The first seven films of the festival were announced on 15 December 2014. Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night was announced as the opening film.
Coppenrath & Wiese KG is a German food company that is one of the largest manufacturers of frozen bakery products in Europe. The company mainly produces frozen pies, cakes, tortes and tarts. The head office is in Osnabrück. In 2010, the company employed about 1,700 people at its production site Mettingen and 300 at their administrative and logistics base in Osnabrück district.
Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Black Smoke", written by Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon and Tonino Speciale. The song was performed by Ann Sophie. German broadcaster ARD in collaboration with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) organised the national final Unser Song für Österreich in order to select the German entry for the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. Prior to the national final, a wildcard selection round was held where undiscovered artists could apply to win a single wildcard to the main national final show. The wildcard winner, Ann Sophie, joined seven established artists that were invited to compete by the broadcaster in a show on 5 March 2015. After three rounds of public televoting, the winner was Andreas Kümmert with the song "Heart of Stone", written by Kümmert together with Christian Neander. However, upon the announcement that Kümmert had won the national final, the artist immediately forfeited his win so that runner-up Ann Sophie could go to Eurovision with the song "Black Smoke". The move garnered international media attention. The broadcaster confirmed in a post-show press conference that Ann Sophie would represent Germany at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Black Smoke".
Germanwings Flight 9525 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain to Düsseldorf Airport in Germany. The flight was operated by Germanwings, a low-cost carrier owned by the German airline Lufthansa. On 24 March 2015, the aircraft, an Airbus A320-211, crashed 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-west of Nice in the French Alps. All 144 passengers and six crew members were killed. It was Germanwings' first fatal crash in the 18-year history of the company.
The Deutscher Filmpreis is an annual German awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the German film business. It is the most important German movie award and the most highly endowed German cultural award with cash prizes totalling about three million euros.
Germany has an extensive number of tramway networks. Some of these networks have been upgraded to light rail standards, called Stadtbahn in German. Straßenbahn and Stadtbahn schemes are usually operated on the legal foundation of the BOStrab, the Tramways Act of Germany.
Dr. Oetker is a German multinational company that produces baking powder, cake mixes, yoghurts, frozen pizza, pudding, cake decoration, cornflakes, and various other products.
Events in the year 2008 in Germany.
Events in the year 2007 in Germany.
Events in the year 2009 in Germany.
Events in the year 1899 in Germany.
Netinera, is a railway company operating in Germany.
Events in the year 1926 in Germany.
Events in the year 2012 in Germany.
Events in the year 2013 in Germany.
Events in the year 2014 in Germany.
Events in the year 1975 in Germany.
Events in the year 1983 in Germany.
Events in the year 1991 in Germany.
Events in the year 1994 in Germany.
Events in the year 1999 in Germany.
This list details notable events occurring in 2017 in Germany. Major events included the death of Helmut Kohl and the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Events from the year 1862 in Germany.