Ice hockey goalie Viona Harrer became the first woman to join an otherwise all-male team in 2007. Her toughness in the rink has earned her the respect of both the players and the fans at her Bad Tölz club.
For a century, Russia's nature reserves — with the world's strictest wildlife protections — have been largely off-limits to humans. One of them, Kronotsky, boasts geysers, active volcanoes and 800 brown bears.
Even the Italians envy the Berliners for their ice cream paradise. Chancellor Merkel seems to be the only person left who won't be caught on the street with a cone. But that may change, says DW's Gero Schliess.
Did you know that the Roman emperor Nero loved sorbet made of rose water, that you can eat beer ice cream in Munich, and that the Gelato World Tour is on the lookout for the world's very best ice cream?
He's here, and not a moment too soon. Leon Draisaitl has arrived in Germany and was on the ice for their win over Italy. Some home cooking could help him recover the energy lost in the NHL playoffs.
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