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Is Bayern Munich's Dominance Good or Bad for the Bundesliga? If Borussia Dortmund and Schalke drop points this weekend, Bayern Munich have the chance to wrap up the Bundesliga title with a win against Mainz.

Is Bayern Munich's Dominance Good or Bad for the Bundesliga?

On top of all the other records they have already set and broken, it would be the earliest a team in Germany has ever won the league. Bayern's treble-winning campaign last season and their dominant run this year have raised German football's profile enormously, but it has also raised questions over whether that dominance actually benefits the league or is in fact detrimental. The prevailing thought, or the most lingering on the surface, is that Bayern's imperious form has made a traditionally competitive league boring and predictable. Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has been one of the many voices reinforcing that sentiment. "The danger is very real that it will be boring at the top," Voller told the BBC earlier this year. Clint Hughes/Getty Images. German attitudes towards migrants are a matter of generation.

Explicit cookie consent. YOU do not have to know a lot about football to understand that in Germany, one team dominates.

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Germany’s economic model: What Germany offers the world. Correction to this article THE European Central Bank controls Europe's currency from Frankfurt, Germany's financial centre.

Germany’s economic model: What Germany offers the world

Beckhoff Automation, in a bucolic corner of Westphalia, controls the bank. Or more precisely, its devices control the bank's lighting and ventilation. Other Beckhoff gizmos raise the curtain and dim the lights at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. Yet more are embedded in luxury sailboats, in dancing fountains outside Las Vegas hotels and in half the wind turbines made in China. Omnipresent but obscure, family owned but by no means puny, Beckhoff is among thousands of “hidden champions” that account for much of Germany's prowess as a manufacturer and exporter.

Largely thanks to its Beckhoffs, Germany looks like a bright exception to the dispiriting rule among developed economies. Envy and emulation Not all the news is good. Such success does not bring universal admiration. Yet there is also a great deal of admiration. Best universities in Germany. Thinking of studying in Germany?

Best universities in Germany

The best German universities according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2015-16 include prestigious old institutions alongside younger technical universities. The German School System Explained. The main guidelines governing education in Germany are mostly handled at the federal level by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The German School System Explained

For instance, every child must enroll in school by the age of six and complete at least nine years of schooling. But much of the education policy in Germany remains in the domain of the 16 German states. That means there is a fair amount of variation state to state. The First Years Parents in Germany have the option of enrolling their children under age three in nurseries called Kinderkrippen or finding private childcare or nannies, Tagesmuetter, to watch small children. When children are six years old, the German government requires them to begin attending elementary school called Grundschule. Differences to the North American School Model. German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail. Merkel says German multicultural society has failed.

Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

She said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German. Oktoberfest - History of Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest Music, Beer, Food, & Events. All about the world's largest folk festival O’zapft is -- Oktoberfest 2015 has officially begun!

Oktoberfest - History of Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest Music, Beer, Food, & Events

All about Oktoberfest: Intro | History of Oktoberfest | Events | Beer | Music | FoodBrowse: Oktoberfest CDs | Cookbooks & Food | Beer & Beer-Making | More Oktoberfest items How much do you know about Oktoberfest? Take the Oktoberfest Quiz! Oktoberfest Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, is held annually in Munich, Germany. Migrant Crisis: Changing attitudes of a German city. "When the first refugees arrived here in Oberhausen we had a big welcome culture, this has calmed down," says Joerg Fischer, manager of a Red Cross refugee transit camp in Oberhausen in Germany.

Migrant Crisis: Changing attitudes of a German city

In the six months since BBC News first visited Oberhausen, the mood here has changed. The majority of people still welcome new arrivals, but there are some who say they are creating a strain on a local economy with an 11% rate of unemployment. Oberhausen lies in the western region of North Rhine-Westphalia, which took in an estimated 21% of asylum seekers in 2015, more than anywhere else in the country. Nearly 3,000 refugees, many fleeing conflict in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, settled in Oberhausen last year. A BBC team first visited in October 2015 and has returned to speak to aid workers, residents and the asylum seekers themselves.

The road to victory of Germany,The World Cup 2014. German unemployment rate falls to record low. Image copyright DPA Germany's unemployment rate fell to a record low in May, while the jobless rate across the eurozone fell to 10.2% in April.

German unemployment rate falls to record low