Some 80,000 heavy metal fans will be heading to Wacken Open Air in Germany next week. After the recent spate of violent attacks in Germany, the festival's co-founder Thomas Jensen explains its approach to safety.
To celebrate his 70th birthday, Udo Lindenberg's hometown Gronau has bestowed on him its highest honor: honorary citizen
Two German journalists broke the story on the Panama Papers in April. Netflix is turning their book into a film.
A Mayan ruler was once thought to have been buried at the control center of a spaceship. Now, researchers have found that he's buried above a canal system, which would carry him down to the underworld.
Stock up on sneakers if you want to look trendy next summer. Sporty, comfortable footwear for every occasion - even work - will be all the rage next year. Here are more shoe dos and don'ts from Dusseldorf's shoe fair.
DW spoke to Klaus Hurrelmann, author of the foreword to a book on US school killings found in the Munich gunman's home.
DW explains what the mysterious online market is, and why it can sometimes be dangerous.
Tweets, Facebook Live and Periscope feeds can offer useful insights into breaking news events, but if they are not used carefully, they can turn already tense moments into downright panic.
Richard Wagner's knights of the Holy Grail opera was reset in the Islamic world as security measures were tightened at the Bayreuth Festival. The audience booed the production, though the soloists were top notch.
The red carpet reception has been canceled at the Bayreuth Festival, in response to the recent Munich shooting spree. DW's Rick Fulker, a regular at the event, explains what else has changed as security is tightened.
This year's Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth begins on July 25. There's no lack of information available about the composer, the festival he founded and the approaching season. We've sorted some of it out.
Eat out in style at the Osteria Francescana in Modena.
With its flying brooms and daring duels in the air, Quidditch was invented by Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling. But the fictional sport has become reality - and a world championship is taking place in Germany.
The ghostwriter of the best-selling "The Art of the Deal" reveals everything he fears about Donald Trump. He regrets contributing to forging the myth - not only because the presidential candidate doesn't read books.
Shot putter Heidi Krieger, now Andreas, was systematically doped in East Germany - an experience that influenced his gender identity. A film about Krieger shows why every sports fan should care about the doping issue.
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Britian's Prince George turns three on July 22. Here are a few other royal babies who've also smiled for the camera.
The Salzburg Festival is star-studded yet again - but this year, it could easily become a one-man show.
Techno was the sound of reuniting East and West Germany - and electronic music is more popular than ever.
Is it sexist to talk about a politician's clothes? Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May is very open about her passion for fashion. Political fashion blogger Laura Dunn explains why she can be an inspiration.
In the 13th feature film based on the "Star Strek" series, the USS Enterprise is on a new mission. Revisit the cult.
After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey's government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country - and how Turks react to it.
Turkish human rights activist, journalist and novelist Burhan Sönmez has been tortured by the police, but stays committed to freedom of expression. He tells DW why he is hopeful for his country after the attempted coup.
The Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar, who lives in Istanbul, tells DW how he experienced the attempted military coup on Friday night. He fears for freedom of art and the press.
The German Game of the Year award is a seal of quality for board games. The spy game "Codenames" won this year.
US prosecutors raise $1-billion suit over money laundering scheme linked to the hit movie and to Malaysia's government.
He was best known for creating the television hit "Happy Days" and directing the film "Pretty Woman."
Every two years, young people from more than 60 countries participate in a very special German language contest.
Watch out when you're in the cities of Cognac or Pilsner - because you can drink them too.
It's summer in Germany. That means people go on vacation, jump into their local pool and enjoy the warm sun. Here are 11 German words you might hear often this time of year.
Roses are red, violets are blue - and edible, too. Here are more delicious petals to add to your dinner.
For DW's series on the best in German cinema, we pick our favorite films set in the capital city.
Test your knowledge of famous German proverbs with these unique illustrations, updated weekly.
DW's special coverage of the Venice Biennale of Architecture
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
La Stagione of Frankfurt and its director, Michael Schneider set off musical fireworks at the Telemann Days in Magdeburg.
This hour, you'll learn why Telemann's "Cricket Concerto" is a misnomer - and hear just about every kind of baroque concerto imaginable from the Telemann Days in Magdeburg.
Dine out at the world's best restaurant in Italy, Germany's Black Forest is a magical destination, a Lego exhibition is attracting many visitors, street artist Julien da Casabianca and the Greek island of Mykonos.
Computer programs that shape our opinions and a photographic peek behind the frontlines of war. Also on this edition: great art from Spain and the year's best German film makes its screen debut.
The Top 10 Berlin movies. KINO Favorites presents the best Berlin films. From the roaring twenties to the reunited city - via the Nazi era and Cold War - Berlin has always been ready for it's close-up.
384 trombone players gather in New York to try and break a world record. And among them is Sarah.
Nena, Sasha, Nina Hagen – just three of our top 10 singers from Germany.
Security risks in Smart Homes, women in the gamer scene and a parkour run with a selfie stick.
Palaces, cars and wines: A sensory adventure in Stuttgart.
How many horses are pulling your car? This German word will come in handy for your summer vacation.
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