Heavy storms and rising sea levels threaten the German Baltic Sea coast. The island of Usedom is in danger of breaking apart at its narrowest point. The dunes are now piled up with sand to try and prevent that from happening.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is home to seaside resorts once nicknamed "Berlin's bathtub," and is ideal for waterside holidays — from the Baltic Sea coast to the Mecklenburg lake district.
Planned for 20,000 guests, Hitler's monumental holiday camp complex on Rügen is a bizarre remnant. DW reporter Maike Grunwald wandered through its ruins in 2005, returned in the summer of 2019 — and was amazed.
Much of Germany's North Sea coast is low enough to put it at risk from the waters at its door. Not least in an era of warming temperatures and predicted sea level rise.
US President Donald Trump's plan for a Space Force will not change the way we explore beyond our planet. The development of civilian space travel has always been linked to the military, says DW’s Fabian Schmidt.
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