Advent is a fun and exciting time to be in Berlin. The shopping districts are ablaze with Christmas lights, and local residents and tourists alike fill up on mulled wine and bratwurst.
The German capital admittedly is usually a tough place. But at Christmas time Berlin´s mood becomes more friendly. The city spoils itself and its guests with dolled up streets and squares.
With its sausage-like body and notorious stubbornness, the revered dachshund had lately fallen from favor among pooch lovers. But the opening of the world's first wiener dog museum means the hound is back in vogue.
It's a yearly ritual: Berlin turns into a giant Christmas market a month before the year's end. Yet the anniversary of last year's tragic terror attack is dampening the festive mood, says DW's columnist Gero Schliess.
The uprising by Jewish people entrapped in the Warsaw Ghetto 75 years ago has been well documented in art and literature. Here, a look at how the event has served as fodder in films.
With story settings ranging from the Parisian music scene to the invaded streets of Baghdad, the international edition of the prestigious British literary prize shortlists diverse titles all published independently.
Take the quiz, and you could win great CDs. We play a cover version of a German hit, and you tell us who did the original. Who did “Little Hollywood” first?
a) Boys Noize
b) Alle Farben
We’re giving away CDs by Eunique, Prada Meinhoff, Ace Tee and Feine Sahne Fischfilet.
As DW unveils its new art collection featuring two major Senegalese artists — the "Joseph Beuys of Africa," Joe Ouakam, and Paris-based Soly Cissé — we look at a booming trend in the global art market.
The most important prize in the country's gaming industry, the German Computer Games Awards selects innovative games in 14 categories. This year's winners include "Huxley," "Assassin's Creed Origins" and "Townsmen VR."
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