The ritual of affixing love padlocks to bridges began in Italy and has spread around the world. It's also become popular in Germany - much to the chagrin of local authorities.
Germany have maintained their perfect World Cup qualifying record and look like the best team in the world. But DW’s Davis VanOpdorp cautions against buying into the defending World Cup champions this early.
Why do Germans have such a profound and enduring love affair with their forests? Tamsin Walker ventured into their deep, dark depths to try and understand.
Love may know no bounds, but Paris intends to instill some: authorities are going to take a tougher line with swooning couples attaching "love-locks" to city bridges as a sign of their undying devotion.
DW presents portraits of gay men and women in Russia, where homophobia is widespread. Our subjects tell their stories to DW's Moscow correspondent, Juri Rescheto.
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