He went down in history as the Sun King. The tales of French King Louis XIV are legendary. Every year millions of tourists visit the grounds of Versailles Palace in search of his traces.
On this edition of Euromaxx special: Kilts, bagpipes and beautiful landscapes await passengers on the Royal Scotsman luxury train. Plus, a blogger from Barcelona shows us her city. And: The fascination of Louis XIV.
It's a symbol of Absolutism, the residence of French kings and a magnet for tourists: Versailles Palace. The chateau built in the small suburb of Versailles just outside of Paris is world famous.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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