For decades, allotment gardens were seen in Germany as the epitome of middle-class small-mindedness. But increasing numbers of young urbanites are discovering the joys of growing their own plants.
They might look like slums or homes for garden gnomes. Those peculiar settlements of tiny little houses with allotment gardens, known as the "Schrebergarten," are a typically German phenomenon.
German and Romanian officials are attending a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now.
City apartment dwellers often have to make do without a garden. But Berliners are adept at transforming everything from balconies to sidewalks into urban oases. DW's Jennifer Collins was inspired.
A much-loved patch of German woodland, Hambach Forest, has been occupied by treehouse dwellers for years. As teams move in to remove the structures, anti-coal mining protesters from outside are keen to show solidarity.
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