Stephanie Kirchner


Berlin reporter

Stephanie Kirchner was a reporter for The Washington Post based in Berlin. She left The Post in July 2017.
Latest from Stephanie Kirchner

Germany approves same-sex marriage, bringing it in line with much of Western Europe

The breakthrough came after leader Angela Merkel told her center-right party’s members to vote their “conscience.”

June 30, 2017

Angela Merkel predicts showdown with U.S. over climate at G-20

The German chancellor said the climate accord is not renegotiable, despite American “dissent.”

June 29, 2017

German city evacuates 11-story building, fearing repeat of Grenfell blaze

Its exterior insulation is similar to materials that allowed the deadly fire that torched London’s Grenfell Tower to spread.

June 27, 2017

Here’s why Germany’s left has dwindling hopes of unseating Merkel

The Social Democrats, after governing with the chancellor’s center-right bloc, is having trouble offering a clear alternative. 

June 24, 2017

In Germany, a new ‘feminist’ Islam is hoping to make a mark

A self-proclaimed Muslim feminist opens a ‘sacred space’ for progressive Muslims in Berlin.

June 17, 2017

The arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants is fueling a German identity crisis

One politician has proposed that refugees assimilate by embracing Germanness.

June 1, 2017

Move toward early elections in Austria opens door for far right

The country’s anti-Islam, anti-migrant Freedom Party is topping some key opinion polls.

May 15, 2017

German army officer disguised himself as refugee to carry out terrorist attack, investigators say

The 28-year-old wanted to place the blame on migrants, officials said.

April 27, 2017

Suspect in Dortmund bus attack motivated by ‘greed’ rather than extremism

The Russian-German suspect was hoping to profit from dropping the club’s stock price, prosecutors said.

April 21, 2017

Germany requests arrest warrant for Iraqi suspect in soccer team bus blast

Prosecutors say he fought with the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and maintains links with it.

April 13, 2017