Light artist Jörn Hanitzsch makes his recommendations for visitors to his hometown of Cottbus. Among his favorites are Branitz Palace, the Suppenbar restaurant and the Staatstheater.
Communal reluctance to accept more refugees in Germany's former communist east is plausible, according to Berlin's new commissioner for the regions. Christian Hirte says openness is less common than in Germany's west.
Three militia members have been convicted of plotting to bomb a Somali apartment complex and mosque in the US state of Kansas. Prosecutors described the plot as an act of domestic terrorism.
Knife attacks and violent assaults between refugees and locals have become a common occurrence in the eastern German city of Cottbus, where anti-migrant sentiment is reaching a boiling point. DW's Kate Brady reports.
Carnival starts in Cologne's streets on Thursday and as always, it will draw thousands of revelers. If you follow the wise articles of Cologne's "Basic Law," you, too, can enjoy what people there call the "fifth season."
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