Markus Scheer is the owner of bespoke shoemakers Scheer in Vienna. In its 7th generation, the firm employs 12 artisans who craft shoes as works of art. It takes them six months to make a single pair.
Combining socks with sandals is now a mainstream trend. But even back when it was a fashion no-go, Germans couldn't have cared less. We look into the stereotype, as well as Germany's strong tradition of ugly sandals.
Once a year, German corporations send management-rank employees to the 'Singularity University' event to hear inspiring speakers hype the technological future. The message: Nearly every industry faces disruption.
Bob Beamon's long-jump at the Olympic Games in Mexico City has gone down as one of the greatest sporting feats in history. His world-record 8.90-meter leap stood for 23 years – but it will endure forever.
A century ago, the opulent Ufa-Palast cinema opened in Weimar Berlin and became a venue for celebrated premieres — and later Nazi propaganda. Badly bombed, it was reborn as the Zoo Palast and remains a cinema icon.
After a joint talk at the German-Israeli literature festival, authors Ani and Alfon told DW how they see their role as novelists and why they believe fiction explains the world better than newspapers.
With Bonn the epicenter of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, the festival in the composer's hometown mounts a calmer, nuanced program in the current season.
Even 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the subject has lost none of its topicality. "Walking Through Walls" in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau is a contemporary response to the subject of confinement.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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