Skiing, sledding, biathlon, torch-lit hikes. Steve Hänisch is never bored. After all, he's exploring Austria's largest ski area, which offers many opportunities for winter vacations.
DW viewer Kamil Piechowiak shows you highlights of his trip to Morocco. He plunges into the colorful bustle of the bazaars, enjoys the vast silence of the desert and visits palaces right out of Arabian Nights.
Every year in February, Potsdamer Platz becomes a meeting place for cineastes and autograph hunters from around the world. Stars glide along the red carpet and films in the competition grace the silver screen.
In the 1980s, absolute silence reigned on Potsdamer Platz. There was nothing but a huge wasteland - and the Berlin Wall. Now it's once again a pulsating place in the middle of Berlin and a tourist attraction.
Art, cinemas, cocktails: Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich explores Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. She visits the Daimler Art Collection, the Film and Television Museum, a bar called Fragrances and more.
Lunchtime concerts in the Philharmonie, the Topography of Terror Nazi Documentation Center and the Humboldt Box, which showcases the rebuilding of Berlin's City Palace - all three are free of charge.
Romantic Heidelberg, beautiful Baroque Dresden and Munich's famous Oktoberfest - Nicole Frölich and Lukas Stege visit three particularly popular tourist destinations in Germany.
Kamil Piechowiak is a filmmaker from Poland who watches Check-in. He accompanied a friend who drove through Mongolia, Russia and Tajikistan in an old Fiat 126.
The southern English seaside resort of Brighton has plenty to offer in winter. The stony beach and the charming historic district are less crowded than in summer.
Check-in viewers Melissa Mederos and Manny Prades introduce their hometown of Miami. They take us to the city's beach, to the Cuban quarter, and on an airboat ride to the Everglades National Park.
The Allgäu High Alps Nature Reserve provides a winter home to rare animals such as ibex and snow grouse. Biologist Henning Werth is hoping to catch a glimpse.
Ski touring forgoes ski lifts. Skiiers use special equipment to reach the summit on foot, a challenging and intense experience. The effort of the ascent is rewarded with a long, off-piste descent in deep snow.
Lukas Stege takes a skiing lesson on the Nebelhorn and tries out a snowbike. He also talks to alpine lodge owner Matthias Geiger about sustainable tourism.
This city gate was once a part of medieval Lübeck's fortifications. Today, the Holsten Gate's meters-thick walls house a museum that traces the history of Lübeck as a major port and center of maritime commerce.
Check-in viewers Anastasiya Filina and Anton Suhovoy of Russia caught the spectacular Christmas lights in their home town Kazan on video, including an encounter with Grandfather Frost.
Lübeck has three museums dedicated to Nobel laureates: the writers Thomas Mann and Günter Grass as well as former West German chancellor Willy Brandt.
Anaïs Paoletti Fernandes is a Paulistana. That's what residents of Brazil's biggest city, São Paolo, are called. Anaïs shows us the Avenida Paulista, Ibirapuera Park and the night life in Vila Madalena.
Lübeck is known as the "Christmas Town of the North“. DW presenter Lukas Stege enjoys the one-time Hanseatic port's medieval charm and inspects Lübeck's Christmas markets.
DW viewer Maria Clara shows you the Old Town and the nightlife district Barranco. There she tells you all about the drink "Pisco Sour."
The medieval town of Quedlinburg is a world heritage site, with a unique seasonal charm at this time of year. DW’s Lukas Stege checks out the famous "Quedlinburg Treasure" and hunts around for a Christmas gift.
Quedlinburg's Lyonel-Feininger gallery showcases works by the Bauhaus artist. The Nazis labelled his artwork "degenerate". Forced to emigrate in 1937, Feininger left some of his paintings with a friend.
DW viewer Swee Fong Tan from Singapore shows you the video highlights from his trip to Japan.
Germany's Harz Mountains are a popular destination for hikers and wintersports enthusiasts. Some love climbing its highest peak, the Brocken, to take in the view. Others enjoy the ski slopes lining the Wurmberg Mountain.
From the Erzgebirge mountains to Germany’s Berchtesgaden region and up to the Zugspitze. Check out ski runs, take a cross-country ski course, and spend a night in an igloo atop Germany’s highest mountain.
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