In the 1950s, German department stores put lots of time and effort into their window displays. In Kiel, decorators Reimer Garleff and Kurt Adolf created scenes that were so artistic you could hardly distinguish which goods were for sale.
The Berlin luxury department store is being treated to a face-lift. At a cost of 180 million euro (192.6 $) it is to be made fit for the future. The first building phase will be completed in time for Christmas shopping.
Berlin's popularity with tourists is growing, but so is local residents' resentment: noise, rubbish levels and prices are rising. Is the tourism boom backfiring? We assess the mood in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
After a Roger Waters concert was boycotted by a German broadcaster due to his support for the BDS movement, debate has raged about Israel boycotts by celebrity musicians. Sarah Hofmann reports from Tel Aviv.
It had already been available in the US since 1954, but West Germany had to wait until 1967 for color TV broadcasts. Viewers long remained skeptical - but the new technology eventually caught on.
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