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The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) -- This is the site for the agency devoted to collecting statistics in Germany.  Check out the links under "Facts and Figures" as well as the longer documents under "Publications."

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) -- The OECD collects and analyses data and makes recommendations to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.  For comparative data, i.e., how Germany compares to the rest of the world in key areas, click on the "More Statistics on Germany" link. 

United Nations Statistics Division -- The UN collects statistics for every nation, with particular focus on health, gender, and economic development indicators.  Put "Germany" in the data search box at the top right and click "go".

Eurydice -- The European Union encyclopedia of national education systems.  Includes information on the structure of education in Germany as well as reports about specific educational issues such as the integration of immigrant children.

NCES -- The National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. also publishes comparative reports with other nations.  Includes access to the PISA data (Programme for International Student Assessment, conducted by the OECD.)

Newspaper Websites

Der Spiegel -- a premier news magazine in Germany.  The international version is available in English.

Deutsche Welle -- an international broadcaster whose mission is to represent Germany's news and points of view.

The New York Times -- This link compiles all the articles that the website publishes about Germany.  Remember you can only read 10 articles a month for free. -- A great list of newspaper websites from all around Germany.  A good source for regional news.

Foreign Newspapers Online -- Another list of German newspapers available online, put together by a book publisher.