They're not always easy watches, but necessary ones, as they show from a new perspective how people deal with conflict and injustice. Here's a selection of 10 films presented at the Human Rights Film Festival in Berlin.
One of the world's most celebrated violinists, Anne-Sophie Mutter is among the five prizewinners of the prestigious Japanese award that has been called the Nobel prize for the arts.
The Indian English scholar, a leading thinker in the fields of post-colonialism and integration, had food for thought for visitors at the Ruhrtriennale.
She discussed the art of writing at the Berlin International Literature Festival, where DW met the celebrated author of "Americanah." Adichie was also awarded a prestigious citizens' award in Kassel on Sunday.
Even at an advanced age, famed German designer Luigi Colani had crazy ideas. In the 1970s, he markedly influenced the world of design with his at-times-impractical, yet brilliant, shapes. He died at the age of 91.
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.
New Zealand director Taika Waititi took home the Toronto Film Festival's audience award for his coming-of-age comedy set in Nazi Germany. The prize is seen as one of the best predictors for Oscar winners.
A gang has stolen a solid gold, fully functional toilet from an art exhibit at Britain's Blenheim Palace. The artwork, dubbed America, was once offered on loan to US President Donald Trump.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has denied being "thrown out" of a Munich gallery after protesting with staff fearing layoffs. Media had shown Ai debating with Bernhard Spies, commercial director of the Haus der Kunst.
The art installation of 299 trees in a stadium aims to draw attention to the fragility of forests, but right-wing populists misappropriated the project for their election campaign. DW asked artist Klaus Littmann why.
The Rammstein frontman is releasing a single as a solo artist, Lindemann. Surprise: There's violence in his new clip.
Born 200 years ago, the composer, critic, impresario, pianist, mother and wife is seen as a power woman of her times.
Young performers from South Africa and Germany share their vision of harmony with a mesmerized audience in Bonn. The annual Campus Project organized by DW is one of the highlights of the Beethovenfest Bonn.
The South African composer feels a responsibility to tell the stories of today, as he reveals in conversation with DW.
Deutsche Welle's and the Beethovenfest's Campus Project attracts young artists from all over the world to Bonn.
Every two years, four artists under the age of 40 and based in Germany are nominated for the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie award. The 2019 winner is French artist Pauline Curnier Jardin.
Through myths, books and films, Friday the 13th has become an unusual day — even for those who aren't superstitious. The makers of the same-named movies might know a thing or two about this.
#Susamam has had more than 20 million clicks on YouTube. The musicians' message to their fellow citizens: "Don't remain silent!" The ruling AKP party in Turkey feels provoked; the Turkish press has also admonished DW.
The exhibition at the Gropius-Bau museum in Berlin marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It deals with segregation and divisive ideologies — which the world is still filled with.
Germany is known as the land of poets and thinkers, but is it a land of book-lovers? Settle in — it's storytime on Meet the Germans.
Margaret Atwood's new novel, "The Testaments," takes readers back to the horrors of Gilead. But 34 years after "The Handmaid's Tale" was first published, is that world more fact than fiction today?
Pioneering documentary photographer Robert Frank has died at the age of 94. "The Americans," his landmark book from 1958, was a hugely influential work of the Beat Generation, paving the way for a new photographic style.
If walls could talk, what stories would — and should — they tell? In the case of Nazi-built, ex-POW barracks in the German city of Soest, the answer has been complicated by overlapping layers of 20th-century history.
After Weimar, Dessau now has its Bauhaus Museum. Its opening exhibition explores how the former design school served as a lab to experiment in different arts.
After a joint talk at the German-Israeli literature festival, Ani and Alfon told DW about their role as authors.
At the German-Israeli Literature Festival, writers reflected on how to deal with populism and polarization.
It's the book launch event of the year: "The Testaments" hits bookshelves next week amid a near-total media embargo. But why is there such a hype behind Margaret Atwood's sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale"?
Magnificent buildings and important museums make Dresden one of the most popular travel destinations in Germany. A visit with an all-round view.
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.
In this edition presented by Karin Helmstaedt: German designer Luigi Colani dies at age 91, the art project 'For Forest' sees 300 trees planted in the middle of a soccer stadium, and in our series '100 German Must-Reads' we learn more about the novel Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann, his reimagining of the life of Alexander von Humboldt.
10 things you should definitely do in the German capital that won't cost you a penny. From the Reichstag to the Mauerpark.
Every region in Germany has its own specialties. And that's exactly what tourists like to try when they visit. But how well do you know these culinary treats? Test your knowledge.
The Berlin naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is most renowned for his Latin America expedition, but you can also get very close to this great Prussian polymath in many places in Europe.
Urban oasis or stickler's paradise? Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart takes a peek inside a German "garden colony" to talk nature, gnomes — and the all-important rule book.
Here's why you might hear about German princes and princesses today, even though monarchy was abolished a century ago.
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
People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. A number of them told Euromaxx about their love for the German capital. One is native Berliner Dietmar Arnold.
Art meets nature in Saxony: just 40 kilometers separate the Baroque from striking mountain peaks.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
It's all string quartets all the time this hour.
The string quartet can be considered the supreme genre of chamber music, maybe of music altogether.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Paintings, books, music – made by algorithms and computers, thanks to artificial intelligence. Could AI outshine human creativity? International artists and experts join in the Arts.21 talk at DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn.
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.
Digital Warriors: Women worldwide are using social media platforms to fight violence and discrimination. Shift Special on Gurmehar Kaur, whose video for peace between Pakistan and India has caused quite a commotion.
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?
Check-in presenter Lukas Stege explores charming Heidelberg.
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