Dressing up as a superhero or television character is a phenomenon taking the real world by storm. From Asia to Europe, cosplay allows fans to dress up as their favorite characters on days other than Halloween.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the Scottish capital -- and it's one of the country's top tourist attractions. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is said to have used the castle as a model for Hogwarts.
Even world famous metropolises like London have a few little known spots left to discover. Actor Bill Nash has put out a book about them. He takes you along on a stroll far from the madding crowds.
Brandenburg Gate, Television Tower and Museum Island: the sights of Berlin are many and famous. But it has many more exciting spots and unexpected oases of green, such as Weissensee Lake, a favorite summer swimming hole.
Michael Myers is one of the horror genre's most legendary characters. No Halloween party is complete without a Myers mask. No big anniversary without a new film. Director John Carpenter kicked the series off in 1978. 40 years on Myers is back again.
DW presents the definitive list of 100 German must-read novels that have been translated into English. These major works of 20th and 21st century literature have profoundly shaped how readers view Germany.
A concert venue in eastern Germany has blocked leftist punk band Feine Sahne Fischfilet from performing over fears they could incite far-right protesters. Critics have called the decision an assault on artistic freedom.
When did humans start fighting wars? Is war part of human nature and, therefore, inevitable? A new exhibition at a Vienna provides vital archaeological perspectives on an age-old question.
Now performing in Berlin, the South Korean Bangtan Boys, or BTS, with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, not only top worldwide album charts, but also social media trends. What's behind the K-Pop craze?
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