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The South Asian spring festival of colors is celebrated during summer in Germany, with little of the feast's original religiosity. DW's Shabnam Surita explores how.
Pucker up, buttercup! For World Kissing Day, we look at the best smooches of all time — from those on the big screen to the most memorable real life kisses captured on camera.
The German language has all sorts of creative phrases related to size. Learn some here to make a sizeable impression on your friends!
Museums in the UK are on high alert as protesters from the group Just Stop Oil target famous paintings, including a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and John Constable's "The Hay Wain."
Travel in Europe is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. The omicron variant has led to higher numbers of infections, which are often less severe. This is how Germany is responding to the current situation.
From beer to nudity and ridiculous grammar — we uncover the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the German culture.
DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.
Most European countries have lifted travel restrictions — despite ongoing high infection numbers. DW Travel has compiled this overview of EU rules.
Sunlight had damaged the composer's historical statue. The Bonn landmark, unveiled in 1845, has returned to its location after six months of restoration.
The phenomenally cheap 9-euro public transport travel pass has been available for a month. Should the scheme continue?
After a five-year break, the Californian band is back on tour, with a stop in Cologne on July 5. We look back on their turbulent band history.
Global heating is disrupting mountain ecosystems, with consequences for everything from water supplies and agriculture to tourism and wildlife.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, who is now 95, rivaled Sophia Loren for the title of Europe's most erotic film icon. Known as a major star of Italian cinema, she also found success abroad.
The Odessa Classics summer festival was one of the most popular in Ukraine. This year, the festival has been another victim of the Russian invasion but has found new life across Europe.
The V&A Museum opens its first African fashion exhibition. Photographs, textiles, music and art showcase the creative power and global influence of the continent's designs.
Where did racist words come from and how can we replace hurtful expressions with more politically acceptable terminology? A new book offers some answers.
Across Africa, many are excited about Germany’s decision to return more than 1,000 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. But there are calls for monetary compensation, too.
After a century of restitution claims, Germany is transferring ownership of 1,130 bronzes to Nigeria. A groundbreaking step in the return of looted art.
Airlines hoping to cash in on renewed demand are facing labor agitation after firing swathes of workers during the pandemic.
Matthias Grünewald's paintings are masterpieces of the late Gothic era. After four years of work, experts have restored the painter's famous Isenheim Altarpiece to its former glory.
People who don't plan on staying overnight in the Italian lagoon city will have to pay a fee starting in January. City officials insist that the city is still open to tourists.
Many people in Europe look forward to the summer season and finer weather. Sunshine and warmer temperatures draw us out of our homes and into parks and gardens - for a picnic, perhaps.
Following the controversy surrounding an Indonesian artwork featuring antisemitic imagery that was removed from the international art show, experts came together to discuss antisemitism and art.
The 1972 World Chess Championship saw Bobby Fischer of the US challenge the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky. Fifty years later, the "Match of the Century" lives on.
This year's Tour de France kicks off in Copenhagen on July 1st. The Danish capital is famous for its fantastic cycling infrastructure. Here are a few more bike-friendly cities in Europe.
Stuck at home and unsure what to cook? Check out our YouTube channel "DW Food"!
Razor-sharp and funny to boot: That's the cartoonist's mission. But could those adjectives describes Germans as well? Artist Miguel Fernandez pokes fun at the stereotypes and personality traits attributed to the Germans.
Frankfurt is home to Germany’s only skyscraper skyline. Darmstadt and Kassel boast UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Goethe was born in this region, as well as the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to Hesse!
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs Berlin museums - and one of the world's largest collection of exhibits.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
Conductor Kent Nagano looks back on his life and work and reflects on some formative encounters.
A costume picnic in France, a portrait of horn player Felix Klieser, and a visit to Luxembourg.
Streaming giants invest in the West African Film Market.
What is the atmosphere like in a country that lies between Russia and Belarus?
Under the motto "Bach — We Are Family," choirs from all over the world will be guests in Leipzig from June 9-19, 2022.
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