In this special edition of Check-in, moderators Lukas Stege and Nicole Frölich explore nature and the landscape on the Swabian Alp, in the Saale-Unstrut region and along the Romantic Road.
The beach, mosques, high-rises and traditional markets - a resident tells us what not to miss on a sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi.
Priyansh Lunia from Thailand shares his adventure vacation in the icy Antarctica.
Millions of tourists come to admire Heidelberg Castle. Like a painting, the ruins sit enthroned on a hill over the old town. And this is what the castle looks like, inside and out.
Some considered a few days in Heidelberg University’s former student prison fun, rather than punishment. And there’s proof in the graffiti on the walls – much to the delight of today’s visitors.
Every tourist visits the castle on a trip to Heidelberg. But what else is there to see in this city, famed as a center of 19th century Romantic movement? Here are some tips.
Heidelberg is famed as a center of Romanticism. Check-in presenter Lukas Stege explores the most picturesque spots, including the castle ruins, the old town, and the famous philosopher’s path.
Huasteca is a region in eastern Mexico with a great geographical variety and stunning natural landscapes. It's off the beaten tourist track, so it's a real insider tip.
German teacher Raquel D'Avila shows us places full of Brazilian flair, including the port district and arguably the most famous beach in the world: Copacabana.
The brothers Grimm collected many of the fairy and folk tales that made them famous in and around Kassel. The city of Kassel has dedicated a museum to them: Grimmwelt.
Kassel in northern Hessen is usually a quiet city. That changes every five years when Documenta, one of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, takes place.
People usually associate Essen with the color gray and think of coal mines and steel. On his tour of the city, Check-in host Lukas Stege found out that Essen also has a surprisingly green side.
Shiraz is one of Iran's five largest cities. Steve Hänisch visits the Vakil Mosque, Karim Khan Citadel, the Nasir ol Molk Mosque, the grave of the Persian poet Hafiz and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Persepolis.
Katherine Lopéz Chávez from Mallorca loves to visit Paris. Her travel video takes us over the grand boulevards, past the Louvre, along the Seine, and from Sacre Coeur to the Eiffel Tower.
The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in the Ruhr region is iconic, a symbol of the era of coal and steel. The region's heart beats in this rusty giant. The industrial monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The RS1 is not yet complete, but when it is, the route will run 100 kilometers from east to west through the Ruhr region. That's good for local residents and terrific for tourists who want to explore the area.
In what was once Europe's largest mining city, people always longed for greenery. Parks and gardens were laid out early on. Now there's more green - and disused industrial sites have become places to relax.
DW video blogger Steve Hänisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.
A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.
Until the collapse of communism, the Elbe was one of the most polluted rivers in Europe. Conservation measures have changed that. Rare animals such as beavers have returned.
The paddle steamer "Kaiser Wilhelm," built in 1900 in Dresden, is one of the last coal-fired paddle steamers. It's a great way to take a leisurely and stylish cruise along the Elbe River.
The Elbe, Germany's third-longest river, has shaped many towns and landscapes, such as Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm and Magdeburg.
DW presenter Nicole Frölich travels the Elbe Cycle Route in the state of Brandenburg, between Rühstädt and Lenzen, spotting storks and rediscovering industrial history. It's a very popular bike path.
Inti Yuraq Avila Poveda sent us his travel video of a tour through the famous ruined city of the Incas.
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