Known as Germany's fifth season, carnival is a time of many traditions. Here’s an insight into the sometimes surprising origins of those carnival customs.
Germany is celebrating its so-called "fifth season" with more than a few odd customs, many of which date back centuries. Here are five such traditions, including snipped ties and men dressed up as virgins.
In Germany’s capitals of carnival the annual festivities got underway on Thursday – this time under heightened security, and under stormy clouds. But the revelers didn’t let that dampen their spirits.
Fringes of a taboo-breaking society, fast cars and pioneering alpine works: The exhibition "Modernist cinema" at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle museum shines a light on one of the most fertile periods of German film.
She launched to fame with "Dragon Rider" in 1997 and has since become one of Germany's most successful authors. In an interview with DW, star kids' author Cornelia Funke spoke about why words can be challenging.
Signature sunglasses and platinum blond hair — Heino looks back at decades of folk and German pop music, and more recently, a foray into heavy metal. At age 80, he is a veritable music legend in the country.
Sometimes you have to look at an artwork twice to really understand how surreal it actually is. These artists have specialized in the art of illusions.
Characters who aren't white, male and straight have always existed in video games. They were just forgotten. High time to remember the beginnings of queer video games!
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