The country is home to countless local festivals dedicated to the traditional alcoholic beverage – the biggest and best-known being in Munich. Is beer the key to the German psyche?
Monks in the Middle Ages created strong beer to keep them going during fasting periods - a tradition that's celebrated at Munich's Starkbierfest over the next weeks. Here's a tour of the world's strongest beers.
A normal visit would be too boring for Oktoberfest newbie Linda Bethke, so she's doing some 'extreme-festivaling'! Her challenges? Waiting tables, crossbow shooting and braving the free fall tower!
Michael von Hassel photographs the beer tents in Munich from a new angle. They are an essential part of the world's biggest beer bash.
Ötzi the iceman hits the big screen, a mother flees and a family takes an unsettling vacation in the German contributions at the Locarno Film Festival. For DW's Julia Hitz, the German entries weren't daring enough.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Perhaps best known for his infectious hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" and role as a gunslinger in the John Wayne movie, "True Grit," singer Glen Campbell heavily influenced the music world before his death at the age of 81.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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