Berlin's Torstrasse has evolved into one of the trendiest places in the capital. Art, fashion, food - it has it all. The once dreary street in the former East has turned into a hotspot of the capital.
Musicians have played a major role in shaping Berlin's image - but do they know what they are singing about? DW's Elizabeth Grenier finds out what music can reveal about five neighborhoods in the city.
Germans like to give books as Christmas gifts. But that's not the only reason the number of bookstores in Berlin is actually growing, despite the threat of ebooks and online discounters.
The Berlin Wall is no longer there, but it's still a tourist magnet. On the anniversary of the fall of the Wall, DW's Jefferson Chase set out to trace the history and stories of the structure that divided East and West.
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.
Konstantin Gropper of the Get Well Soon one-man music project told DW he's "difficult to be around" when he's working on a new album - and what makes the tiny Haldern Pop Festival worth playing at.
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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