Danish star architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG have reconstructed the remnants of an old bunker on Denmark's western coast. The Tirpitz Museum is a conglomerate of concrete, steel and glass, housing three exhibitions.
Two "castaways" meet in an isolated GDR outpost in 1989 in Lutz Seiler's celebrated debut novel that questions the meaning of freedom and friendship, and that won the 2014 German Book Prize.
While diesel cars increasingly look to be on the way out, another big polluter is often ignored: shipping. Will electric vessels, including the first e-barges, help the industry clean up its act?
Bernd and Hilla Becher used to be Germany's most recognized artists. Their images of industrial complexes shook up the art world. Their students knew they had big shoes to fill; their works are now on show in Frankfurt.
If you're looking for warm-blooded Danes, look no further: Residents and visitors have flocked to Aarhus to launch the city as one of this year's European Capitals of Culture. DW's Bernd Riegert reports.
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