2018 in Germany
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This article needs to be updated.(January 2018)
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List of years in Germany
Events in the year 2018 in Germany.
- In January 2018, American company Energizer takes control over German company VARTA.
- January 9 - The Church of St. Lambertus in Immerath is demolished.
- February 15–25 - 68th Berlin International Film Festival
- February 22 - Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
- March 14 - The Fourth Merkel cabinet led by Angela Merkel was sworn in.
- April 12 - 2018 Hamburg stabbing attack - an immigrant murders his divorced wife and infant.
- May 22 or 23 - 14-year-old German Jewish girl Susanna Feldmann is raped and murdered in Viersen
- June: German chemical giant Bayer takeover of American company Monsanto
- June 26 - For the first time the German football team does not reach the knockout stage in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
- June 30 - German company ThyssenKrupp outsourced his steal production to a new company with company seat in Amsterdam. The new companys is a fusion of ThyysenKrupp steal production and Indian company Tata Steel.
- July 1 - Interior minister Horst Seehofer offers to resign after rejecting Chancellor Angela Merkel's EU migration deal.
- August 6–12 - 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin
- August 30 - In the city of Chemnitz a 8,000-strong far right Protests are held after a German man was killed by an Iraqi and a Syrian asylum seeker.
- September - Fusion of German companies Kaufhof and Karstadt
- September 18 - Hans-Georg Maaßen the President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is moved from his role to a role as state secretary in Horst Seehofer ministry. after he caused controversy following the 2018 Chemnitz protests,when Maaßen questioned whether there was any credible evidence for such "hunts", and stated that his security agency had in fact not seen any such evidence.
- October 14 - At least 3 people died and 8 were injured when a small plane crashed into a crowd in Fulda.
- October 14 - After Bavarian state election, 2018 the party CSU forms a new government with party Free Voters of Bavaria.
- October 28 - Hessian state election, 2018
- November 30 - German company Jack Wolfskin is sold to American company Callaway Golf Company
- November - German company HSH Nordbank is sold to American private equatiy companies like Cerberus Capital Management and J.C. Flowers & Co.
- December 7 - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Angela Merkel as the new chairperson of the Christian Democratic Union, one of the major political parties in Germany.
- 2 January – Michael Pfeiffer, professional football player and manager (born 1925).
- 4 January – Philipp Jenninger, politician (born 1932)
- 5 January – Hans Werner Kettenbach, writer (born 1928)
- 10 January – Leopold Ahlsen, writer and playwright (born 1927).
- 12 January – Heinrich von Stietencron, indiologist (born 1933)
- 15 January – Karl-Heinz Kunde, cyclist (born 1938)
- 30 January – Rolf Schafstall, footballer (born 1937)
- 3 February – Rolf Zacher, actor (born 1941)
- 14 February – Anton Regh, footballer (born 1940)
- 20 February - Herbert Ehrenberg, politician (born 1926)
- 10 March - Ralf Waldmann, German motorcycle racer (born 1966)
- 11 March – Lorenz Dittmann, art historian (born 1928)
- 11 March – Karl Lehmann, Roman Catholic Cardinal prelate, Bishop of Mainz (born 1936)
- 7 April - Peter Grünberg, German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (born 1939)
- 17 April – Karl Rawer, physicist, specialist in radio wave propagation and the ionosphere (born 1913)
- 19 April – Herbert Pilch, linguist and celtologist (born 1927)
- 25 April - Hans Dresig, Professor for Applied mechanics and Theory of Mechanisms and Machines (born 1937)
- 26 April - Wolfgang Zapf, sociologe (born 1937)
- 1 May – Elmar Altvater, political scientist (born 1938)
- 2 May - Harald Range, German lawyer (born 1948)
- 2 May - Wolfgang Völz, actor (born 1930)
- 20 May – Dieter Schnebel, composer (born 1930)
- 20 May - Roland Vogt, politician (born 1941)
- May - Jürgen Marcus, singer (born 1948)
- 9 June - Reinhard Hardegen, German U-boat commander (born 1913)
- 15 June - Enoch zu Guttenberg, conductor (born 1946).
- 18 June - Paul Gratzik, German poet and novelist (born 1935)
- 29 June - Franz Beyer, German musicologist (born 1922)
- 3 July - Karin Eckhold, German actress (born 1938)
- 9 July - Hans Günter Winkler, showjumper (born 1926)
- 14 July - Christa Dichgans, painter (born 1940).
- 24 July - Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg, German nobleman and musician (born 1933)
- 24 July - Walter Hirrlinger, German politician (born 1926)
- 1 August - Rotraut Wisskirchen, biblical archaeologist and academic (b. 1936).
- 23 August - Dieter Thomas Heck, German television moderator (born 1937)
- 26 August - Inge Borkh, German soprano (born 1921)
- 3 September - Klaus Gerwien, German footballer (born 1940)
- 7 September - Hans Oleak, German astrophyscist (born 1930)
- 9 September - Daniel Küblböck, German singer (born 1985)
- September - Rudolf Schieffer, German historian (born 1947)
- 12 September - Hans Klose, German artist (born 1938)
- 14 September - Walter Remmers, German politician (born 1933)
- 20 September - Conrado Walter, German prelate of Roman Catholic Church in Brazil (born 1923)
- 22 September - Ottokar Runze, German film director (born 1925)
- 4 October - Kurt Malangré, German politician (born 1934)
- 11 October - Dieter Kemper, German cyclist (born 1937)
- 16 October - Berthold Leibinger, German enrepreneur (born 1930)
- 16 October - Wilfried Scharnagl, German journalist (born 1938)
- 17 October - Fritz Wittmann, German politician and lawyer (born 1933)
- 22 October - Friedrich Ostermann, German auxiliary bishop of Roman Catholic Church (born 1932)
- 18 November - Klaus Bockisch, German football player (born 1938)
- 20 November - Dietmar Schwager, German football player (born 1940)
- 29 November - Ulrich Leyendecker, German composer (born 1946)
- 30 November - Dagobert Lindlau, German composer (born 1930)
- 1 December - Stefanie Tücking, German radio and television presenter (born 1962)
- 2 December - Lothar Baumgarten, German artist (born 1944)
- 2 December - Bernd Martin, German football player (born 1955)
- 3 December - Markus Beyer, German boxer (born 1971)
- 3 December - Hans-Günther Thalheim, German Germanist and linguist (born 1924)
- 10 December - Robert Spaemann, German philosopher (born 1927)
- 12 December - Wilhelm Genazino, German journalist (born 1943)
- 14 December - Horst Herold, German police officer (born 1923)
- "Varta: Energizer-Eigner Spectrum Brands kauft Ex-Quandt-Firma - manager magazin".
- "A Girl's Killing Shakes Germany's Migration Debate".
- "Merkel coalition crisis: Seehofer offers to quit over migration". www.aljazeera.com.
- "Merkel ally offers to quit over migrants". 2 July 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
- Oltermann, Philip; Chrisafis, Angelique; Connolly, Kate (2 July 2018). "Merkel and Seehofer make last-ditch bid for migration compromise". the Guardian.
- "Chemnitz Protests Show New Strength of Germany's Far Right".
- "German security chief called to explain claims about far-right videos". September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- "Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen forced out". September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- "Three dead as plane crashes into crowd". 14 October 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
- "Alemannia-Legende Michel Pfeiffer im Alter von 92 Jahren gestorben". aachener-nachrichten.de (in German). Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- Münchner Schriftsteller Leopold Ahlsen gestorben (in German)
- Enoch zu Guttenberg tot (in German)
- Malerin Christa Dichgans gestorben (in German)
- Prof. Dr. Rotraut Wisskirchen (in German)