The Brandenburg Gate is more than just another historic highlight in the German capital. It has become a symbol of how Germany was divided and is now reunited. And it’s the big photo opportunity in Berlin.
The city has come under fire for not lighting up the gate in the Russian flag colors after Monday's St Petersburg attack. A Berlin senator has said the monument should no longer be used a symbol of solidarity.
A great deal remains unclear after the St. Petersburg metro attack. Yet the decision not to light up the Brandenburg Gate in Russian flag colors is morally and politically wrong, writes DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
It was inaugurated 225 years ago, on August 6, 1791. Since then, the Brandenburg Gate has seen the best and the worst of European history unfold - and still stands as a symbol of peace.
German women portrayed as victims of the World War II, a Turkish-German in mortal "honor killing" danger. Two of the controversial themes filmmakers and cinema-goers discuss at festivals in Toronto and Buenes Aires.
Writer Feridun Zaimoglu considers Luther a master of the German language. In his latest novel he depicts how Luther translated the New Testament into German while holed up at Wartburg Castle.
Just ahead of the German AIDS Foundation's annual opera gala in Bonn on May 20, the vocalists tell DW why they're participating in this benefit concert.
Arts.21 goes to Wittenberg where Luther triggered the Reformation 500 years ago. We visit international art exhibitions devoted to this controversial religious figure.
The Bundestag is debating a draft law to force social media platforms to delete illegal content more quickly. Critics fear that it is too imprecise and could restrict freedom of speech. The justice minister disagrees.
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