A Euromaxx special from the Federal Press Ball – one of the top gala events on Germany’s social calendar is celebrating its 65th anniversary. Euromaxx takes a look behind the scenes of the ball at Berlin’s Adlon Hotel.
Birthdays, jubilees or official visits — the queen is constantly showered with presents. Elizabeth II has been on the throne so long, by now, her collection of gifts contains some oddities indeed.
Three weeks before the Federal Press Ball, gourmet chef Hendrik Otto practices for the big gala event. The head chef of a restaurant at the Adlon Hotel will cook the three-course menu for a selected guests.
A German native, Queen Silvia of Sweden regularly visits her home country. This time, she and her husband King Carl XVI Gustaf are meeting Chancellor Merkel and President Gauck - and seeing a refugee project in Berlin.
Swedish satire "The Square" has scooped the award for best film at the European Film Awards at a gala in Berlin. It also claimed five more prizes, including those for best director, best screenwriter and best actor.
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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