Berlin's many coffee bars are facing stiff. So some have decided to try their luck with cold drip coffee, slow brewed and served with ice. It's time-consuming, but the effort seems to tickle the taste-buds.
Even the Italians envy the Berliners for their ice cream paradise. Chancellor Merkel seems to be the only person left who won't be caught on the street with a cone. But that may change, says DW's Gero Schliess.
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
On this edition of Euromaxx – a culinary special: The trendy New Nordic Cuisine has become a staple diet of health conscious foodies everywhere. French gourmet chef Hélène Darroze. And: Cold coffee is in.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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