Germans prepare for Carnival parades and festivities for months, sewing costumes, practicing in marching bands and building floats. Should such events be canceled after fatal racist shootings in Hanau?
Cologne musicians are protesting right-wing radicalism and anti-Semitism. One song is dedicated to a Jewish carnival association; others are demanding "No Kölsch for Nazis" and are openly contesting right-wing ideas.
The red carpet stars, perspectives from behind the scenes and the latest controversies: Discover every day the trending topics at the Berlin International Film Festival.
New leadership, red carpets stars, exciting programming and a Nazi-era related scandal: Get the lowdown on this year's Berlinale as it kicks off on February 20.
As head of the jury of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, actor Jeremy Irons will present the prestigious Golden Bear award. But he is not alone: Six film industry pros help him make the choice.
A contemporary Beethoven opera starring inmates in Berlin's Tegel prison fosters connections between prisoners and the public, while offering a rare glimpse into life behind bars.
In the hours after the tragedy, an outpouring of grief was quickly followed by attempts to come to terms with the tragedy — and a heated debate over terminology: an act of a disturbed individual, or of terrorism?
As movements such as #MeToo challenge commonly held beliefs, the Barbican Arts Centre in London is examining male identities through photography.
Digitalization has been a buzzword in German politics for years. But has much really changed? And do Germans even want to go digital?
Best known as Chanel's creative director, Karl Lagerfeld became a brand in his own right thanks to his cat Choupette, often tactless remarks and that unmistakable look.
Beata Ernman, younger sister of famous climate activist Greta Thunberg, has announced that she will perform in a Stockholm musical alongside her mother this fall. The sisters hail from a talented family of performers.
Tom Tykwer's high-powered classic from 1998 is getting a Bollywood makeover. Sony Pictures Films India is co-producing the Hindi-language version of "Run Lola Run," starring Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was released from a Russian prison in September 2019. By then, friends had already filmed his most recent movie. "Numbers" premiered at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.
Did Frederick William of Brandenburg found Prussia? Who really introduced the potato? A new biography of "the Great Elector" takes a deeper look at the life of the famous member of German royalty and debunks myths.
DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.
From beer to nudity and ridiculous grammar — we uncover the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the German culture.
Who decides whether a word is racist? Does it depend on context? That's what a German state court said after a far-right AfD politician repeatedly used the N-word in a debate. The decision caused outrage — and action.
Best known as the founder of the women's rights moment, Susan B. Anthony was also dedicated to fighting for racial equality and labor rights. On the occasion of her 200th birthday, DW takes a look at her career.
Asli Erdogan was arrested on August 2016 and accused of "terror propaganda" and of "undermining national unity."
Two members of the controversial Turkish folk band Grup Yorum are on a "death fast" ahead of their trial on Friday.
The band from Germany's famed "Babylon Berlin" TV series captures life in Berlin during the Golden Twenties. The Moka Efti Orchestra just released its debut album.
The ancient Roman Victoria of Calvatone statue, last seen in a Berlin museum before WWII, has been rediscovered at the Hermitage Museum in Russia. The statue was found thanks to a German-Russian museum initiative.
Fresh off sweeping the Grammys, Billie Eilish dropped her new song for the latest installment of the James Bond franchise. British actor Daniel Craig is set to give his final performance as the 007 agent.
What blinds, but does not rust? What can make its way through the digestive track, but also fall down? The answer, according to popular German idioms, is one of the greatest feelings in the world: Love.
When the Nazis occupied France, they labeled Pablo Picasso's art "degenerate," yet the painter stayed in Paris. The show "Pablo Picasso: The War Years 1930-1945" delves into the relationship between his art and the war.
The flying fiery candles may be missing, but conductor Francois-Xavier Roth is nonetheless taking a leaf out of Beethoven's book with unpredictable and provocative performances based on the composer's own music series.
Viewers of the Lumiere brothers' first film screening in 1895 couldn't believe the moving magic before their eyes.
"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho's fourfold Oscar win marks a watershed change for South Korea's film industry.
It's starting again! On February 20, the street carnival begins in Cologne. That means six days of non-stop partying. Here's a guide on what to wear, where to go and how to survive it.
For the first time, the four big Rose Monday Carnival parades in the Rhineland will all have the same float. It celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven in the year of world famous composer's 250th birthday.
With high heels and a swing of the hips, Brazilian-born drag queen Catherrine Leclery easily wows her audiences. She spoke to DW about the art of drag, love and carnival festivities in Cologne and Rio.
Arts and Culture, presented by Robin Merrill. On this edition: a roundup of films set in Berlin at the Berlinale; Brazilian drag queen Catherrine Leclery talks about overcoming prejudice; and a major Monet retrospective at Potsdam’s Museum Baberini.
People the world over are talking about the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg's new landmark, but there's much more to see in the northern German port city.
The Venice Carnival runs until February 25th. But this year the city, usually overrun by tourists, has complained about too few visitors because of flooding three months ago. Nevertheless, the celebrations will continue.
If you love snow, the great outdoors and winter sports, the Black Forest is a delightful holiday destination. Check-in host Nicole Frölich finds plenty to see and do.
Lederhosen, beer, and Oktoberfest are clichés that come to mind for people around the world when they think of Germany. You'll find all three in the state of Bavaria and its capital, Munich — and much more.
Don't be fooled by marketing labels! "Superfood" is just another buzzword to boost product sales and prices. But since Germans are going chia, here are a few regional products we should be eating more of.
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.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs Berlin museums - and one of the world's largest collection of exhibits.
The global tourist guide for Germany's booming capital
Black Forest gateau, cuckoo clocks and the Heidelberg Castle attract millions of tourists every year.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
Listen to Beethoven's Violin Concerto paired with a modern work of music inspired by it.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
This week: upcycling for climate protection & haute couture from Morocco. Plus: influencers, style icons and an homage to the golden twenties.
Every leap into the blue is a risk. But Anna Bader is one of the world’s best cliff divers. Plus: German allotment gardens as seen by star photographer Martin Parr. And postcards through the ages.
Virtual reality therapy can help people overcome their fear of heights. Also on SHIFT Special: Digital operating rooms that can enhance safety, and reduce complications. And: computer games that can improve your health.
The Sarah’s Music Horn Challenge has been a regular - and very popular - element of Sarah’s Music. In this episode, Sarah Willis features the best of the Horn Challenges Part 2. Who is YOUR favourite?
There's lots to do in Munich: visit musuems, or the Hofbräuhaus - or try sledding or curling.
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