Martin Eigentler gave up his old way of life to live in the mountains of Austria with his pack of husky dogs. It is the largest in Europe. He competes in husky races and teaches dog sledding.
The only German museum outside of Germany remembers the famous poet, who spent some time here to take a break from his life in Weimar. His Italy visit has become symbolic for the German’s love of Italy.
A new initiative in Bavaria hopes to improve integration among newly-arrived refugees by introducing them to the "alpine" way of life. Locals volunteer as guides on the mountaineering tour.
New regional and global studies link heatwaves, drought and insect outbreaks with a surge in wildfires, and the Alps are unlikely to be spared.
Although Tokyo topped the list, Monocle magazine's editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé tells DW why German cities like Berlin and Munich made the annual Quality of Life Survey global ranking from 2017.
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