Munich’s café scene had rapidly developed. In just a few years, it’s moved from huge chains supplying coffee to go to small, individualistic cafés that value quality. Munich is a city with many traditional coffee houses.
The stereotypical "German" actually reflects many Bavarian traditions. As the current political disputes between Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer show, the southern German state has its own distinct identity.
An indigenous community is trying to improve Vietnam's coffee reputation by growing better-quality, organic beans. There's more to the world's second-biggest producer than just instant coffee, they say.
For many German film fans, Bavaria is the heart of the German movie industry. Still, the region's role in film history also draws criticism with strong political echoes. DW takes a look as the Munich Film Festival rolls.
Amongst the thousands of tourists, the Hofbräuhaus in Munich hosts more than 120 regulars' gatherings — and the number is rising. DW asked what "heimat," or "home," means for them.
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