The Baltic Sea island is home to Krummsteert nature reserve. Its name means "crooked tail," and it aptly describes this narrow spit of land that juts into the sea. It's a breeding and resting for many rare bird species.
Sex chain Beate Uhse's filing of an insolvency rescue plan has left Germany wondering why the firm failed to keep pace with the revolution it triggered post-war. Its new head Michael Specht says he's still "confident."
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
Captivated by the romantic landscape, Thomas Mann built himself a summer house on the Curonian Spit. The Nobel literature laureate spent carefree days there - although they were all too short.
Summer isn't summer without a trip to the seaside. And with Germany's rough weather patterns, DW's Courtney Tenz explains why her favorite seaside spot is inside the haven of a hardly translatable "Strandkorb."
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