Before Luther and Goethe, the German language has traveled a long way from its Indo-European roots to New High German. A look at the complex history of a language that's still evolving today.
Disney's decision to release its $200 million 'Mulan' online might help short-term but digital revenues won't make up for billions lost at the box office.
Every year on August 9, bibliophiles celebrate Book Lovers Day. Who are these bookworms, and what do they collect? Throughout history, people have expressed their feelings towards books in remarkable ways.
Nazi-defamed artist, creator of the iconic "Hovering Angel," Barlach is being celebrated in an exhibition at Dresden's Albertinum museum.
As popular music clashes with populist politicians, litigation against Donald Trump's re-election campaign proliferates. But will it be successful?
Some 118 million speak German in over 45 countries. Where is the language the most popular?
We are taking a tour through Germany and every week we will introduce you to a new town, guided by the alphabet. This time L takes us to Leipzig — the trendy city which offers young creative people plenty of freedom.
Tourists, at least from Germany, are back — but what awaits them in Heidelberg? How romantic is the city when wearing face masks and social distancing is compulsory? Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich checked it out.
Decried by the Nazis as "degenerate," the sculptor, graphic artist and man of letters is considered one of the most important German expressionists.
Tales of mythical creatures have been passed down for centuries. These creatures often possess supernatural powers or have an other-worldly appearance — like the unicorn. What’s your favorite mythical creature?
We wanted to know what your favorite board game is. Find out here if you were the lucky winner of our wristwatch in an exclusive Euromaxx design.
In Tel Aviv, in Kuwait, on the pyramids of Giza — landmark structures all over the world have lit up with the Lebanese flag. The images have gone viral.
Ballet to build bridges? Modern African dance to shake up the stagnant German dance scene? Choreographer Richard Siegal shows how it's done during a workshop in Lagos, Nigeria. With striking results!
Only hops, barley, yeast, and water can be used to make Germany's favorite beverage, according to the Beer Purity Law. To mark International Beer Day, we'll show what else is part of German beer culture.
Should we set sail or cancel? Cruise ships are facing a difficult new start amid the summer holidays — a Herculean challenge for an industry worth billions.
The Pandemic put a stop to most film festivals. But in Locarno, it's a time to realize new ideas.
'The Bomb' uses facts and images to tell the complete story. And it's not the first illustrated work to deal with the topic.
If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful results, you need effective image editing tools. DW Digital tests the most popular apps. This week: "Hypocam".
A new production of Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" at the Bayreuth Festival was called off for now. Time to take a look at the myth behind the work.
The former Kazakh camp inmate Sayragul Sauytbay speaks out about the oppression of Muslim minorities in China — and has received death threats for doing so.
As in every language, German has a number of idioms referring to a color. But some of their literal translations can be enigmatic for English speakers. Can you guess their meaning?
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.
As in every language, German has a number of idioms that use a color. Here's a smattering of such expressions that don't have a direct translation in English. Can you guess what they mean?
The north German port city is Germany's second largest city and has a lot to offer. A modern concert hall, musicals, museums and a huge model railway.
The COVID-19 epidemic poses a threat to the everyday life of people worldwide. Travelers are particularly affected, as are people working in tourism. Here are the latest developments.
After years complaining over Donald Trump using his songs at political rallies, Neil Young has filed a suit seeking damages. Other musicians to object range from Adele and Rhianna to Mick Jagger and Elton John.
Despite US President Donald Trump's threat to ban the platform, TikTok is growing in popularity worldwide. Famous museums are starting their own channels.
Calling "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a Berlin subway station, an insulting name, Afro-German Moses Pölking wants to rename it. What are the pros and cons?
Arts and Culture, presented by David Levitz. On this edition: Architects for Future push for a sustainable approach to construction; French artist Lor-K turns trash into whimsical street art; and a critical look at the cliché of “La Parisienne”.
We are taking a tour through Germany and every week we will introduce you to a new town, guided by the alphabet. This time K takes us to Köln or Cologne, a city of art, culture and carnival.
With Vietnam, war entered the living room via our televisions for the first time. The images ranged from real footage to propaganda. Films like "Coming Home" or "Born on the Fourth of July" depict the war's fallen heroes and traumatized veterans.
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Women are typically cast to play widows, mothers, wives, and nurses in this male-dominated film genre. But there are examples of other roles, and more women may soon be 'taking up arms' for Hollywood.
Soldiers on the big screen - in Hollywood, they are almost invariably white. The reality is very different. As film director and Oscar-winner Spike Lee has shown in his film about four black veterans. A look at racism in American war films.
Films like 'Apocalypse Now' reveal the devastating power of war with breathtaking effects. Are such films an appeal for a more peaceful world - or does every film that focuses on fighting, dying, and suffering on the frontline remain a war film?
Fascination or horror? War film directors test their limits by pushing moral, artistic, and technical boundaries to the max. Hardly any other genre has such intense visuals and such an impact on the viewers.
For 20 years, rising classical music stars and ensembles have traveled to Germany to perform at the festival. Due to the pandemic, a reduced version is taking place — but it's still full of meaning for those involved.
We asked you which instrument the alphorn is most similar to. Find out here if you were the lucky winner of our wristwatch in an exclusive Euromaxx design.
The Argentine dance known for sultry intimacy is now seen by some as something quite different: a high-risk activity. In Berlin, a global tango hotspot, dancers are trying to keep their passion alive during the pandemic.
In normal years, tourism in Chile's natural paradise, Pucon, is thriving. But with travel restrictions amid a pandemic, residents whose livelihood is dependent on tourism are suffering — with no clear end in sight.
One of the world's top festivals of opera, serious music and theater, which has been going on for a century, all began with a stopgap solution.
During World War I, a poet, a composer and a director had a common dream — and out of it came what was to become arguably the world's most prestigious arts festival.
Digitalization has been a buzzword in German politics for years. But has much really changed? And do Germans even want to go digital?
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.
Hesse is "country and western" — the modern Frankfurt skyline and the tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
You may know that Beethoven grew up in Bonn. But what do you know about the musical environment he grew up in? You'll find out about it in this Deutsche Welle Festival Concert.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Extremely close - yet far away: battlefields on the big screen. How do these images influence the way we imagine war? Who is in the line of fire and what roles do women play? We take a close look at this genre, 75 years after the end of the Second World War.
The Virtual Rhine Falls "Rhyality", the home of unicorns, and grape harvesting on Lanzarote
The film industry has a great interest in deepfake technology. Long-dead film stars can appear in new films, and contemporary actors can rejuvenate into their younger selves.
Heidelberg was and still is a dream destination for people from all over the world. How badly is Heidelberg affected by the coronavirus pandemic? DWs Nicole Frölich visits the romantic city on the Neckar.
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