Hardly anyone knows it, but Hanover is a magnet for music-lovers. It boasts more than 400 choirs. The rock band the Scorpions and Eurovision winner Lena come from the capital of Lower Saxony. Now it's making a bid to become a UNESCO City of Music.
On Thursday evening, the biggest maritime festival of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has began in Rostock: The city expects more than 190 traditional tall ships and museum ships from twelve countries.
Star conductor Alondra de la Parra is both reporter and protagonist in DW's unique new series "Musica Maestra." She will be appearing in 26 web-videos and six television shows.
One of the world's largest festivals of classical music, the SHMF encompasses an entire state. In the spotlight are 20th century French composer Maurice Ravel and Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital.
Everyday thousands of cats roam the plazas and alleyways of Istanbul. The city belongs to them, but they belong to nobody. The new documentary film "Kedi" is a cinematic love letter to the wild street animals.
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