Built in 1715 as a Baroque planned city, Karlsruhe is celebrating its 300th anniversary around the castle. The city is now a center for art and media technology.
No one would ever have guessed that writer Joanne K. Rowling would become a billionaire with the story of a student at a magic school. And no one could have known that Harry Potter would become such a cult classic.
An action star with an affinity for taking flight, Hollywood star Harrison Ford turns 75. Age doesn't seem to be slowing him down - he's got several new movies in the works.
The simple two-wheeler, first invented in Germany in 1817, has evolved into a fast, fun and green machine. As bicycles continue to evolve, cities welcome their eco-benefits, while riders appreciate their convenience.
In Germany, wishing someone happy birthday on the wrong day could get you in big trouble - and getting old can also get expensive. Join Kate Müser on Meet the Germans for more birthday dos and don'ts.
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