The German hard rockers' sold-out tour is ending on Friday. Nazi concentration camp imagery, kisses supporting LGBTQ rights or a boat "welcoming" refugees: They've left more than a few strong impressions along the way.
A courageous decision for a courageous film: Nora Fingscheidt's debut film "System Crasher" has been selected to represent Germany at the 2020 Academy Awards. Here's why it's an unusual choice.
Whether it's Waterloo or Stalingrad, battle reenactments are booming. In Weimar, things are less bloody: There, the excerpts of parliamentarians from the National Assembly are replayed.
A new exhibition at Berlin's Museum for Communication celebrates the 150-year history of postcards. Here's how Germans enthusiastically adopted the medium to share important news — and the latest gossip.
Cloud gaming is one trend in the spotlight of this year's Gamescom, the world's top games trade show. Google's new platform, Stadia, could completely change the industry. Here's what cloud gaming is all about.
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.
German supermarkets and farmer's markets can be a challenge for newcomers to the country. If Germans are fans of black salsify or kohlrabi, foreigners might not have a clue what are — or how to prepare them.
One of the most prestigious prizes for literature in German will go to one of 20 books selected for consideration. Bosnian-German author Saša Stanišić is among the listed authors.
Women who play video games are often verbally abused or molested online. They've developed their defense mechanisms, and now the gaming industry is reacting too. But are protected spaces the right solution for women?
They were once guarded by the king and are sometimes eaten with apple sauce. For Potato Day on August 19, here are some things you maybe didn't know about potatoes in Germany.
Cantopop singer Denise Ho was successful in the Chinese market until she joined Hong Kong's democracy movement. Although her music is now banned in China, she’s still a superstar to demonstrators in her hometown.
The new Citéco museum of economics aims to make the mysteries of money comprehensible — and fun — for everyone. From art to film, there's plenty to discover between the walls of this castle-like former mansion.
US actor Peter Fonda, the star of cult classic road movie Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. Born into an established acting family, he carved his own alternative career path.
Rammstein has a militant look and texts that break taboos. Really? The word most often growled by frontman Till Lindemann is "Liebe" (Love), and the lyrics are inspired by classical poets like Goethe.
From black clothes worn by Hong Kong demonstrators to orange banners at rallies in Ukraine or green scarves accompanying protests in Iran, here's how colors are adopted to represent the hopes of a movement.
The pioneer filmmaker was behind many groundbreaking achievements even before the beginning of the 20th century. As the Silent Film Festival in Bonn pays tribute to her works, here's more on her largely forgotten legacy.
Now at the center of a lawsuit related to gender discrimination, Berlin's State and Cathedral Choir is over five centuries old. But some choirs look back at an even longer history.
The choir's right to artistic freedom is decisive, a Berlin court has ruled after the parents of a 9-year-old girl sued when she was rejected by the prestigious State and Cathedral Choir.
The new president of the European Commission's musical wishes are the German army's command. As a military tattoo honors the outgoing minister of defense, here's what the three songs she picked reveal about her.
Following the boycott of the Sackler family in various museums, private sponsors are being examined more carefully. The president of the International Council of Museums' German chapter cites some disturbing cases.
Here's why you might hear about German princes and princesses today, even though monarchy was abolished a century ago.
At the spot where the legendary festival took place 50 years ago, there's now a museum and music conference center chronicling and celebrating the history of Woodstock. But does it do justice to the historic events?
Fifty years after Woodstock, we recall powerful songs and the stories they tell about American history.
Non-alcoholic beer has long been on the drinks menu in Germany. But the once ridiculed beverage is becoming increasingly popular. Are Germans sobering up?
The Hanseatic League, the statue of Roland and the famous Town Musicians – all quintessentially Bremen. The northern German city has them all, and much more. We take you on a city tour by drone!
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: we talk to star Israeli soprano Chen Reiss about opera, superstitions and global success; Paris opens new museum for the anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis; and why Moscow's Red Square sees millions of visitors each year.
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.
People are now aware of climate change. But almost no one wants to do without a holiday flight or cruise. A CO2 tax could change that, says tourism expert Wolfgang Günther.
Dresden's stunning architecture, tragic history, and nationalist far-right populism usually make headlines. Join DW’s Eesha Kheny as she visits the royal city and neighboring Saxon Switzerland National Park.
Back in the 1980s, Manu Katché rocked with superstars like Peter Gabriel, Al Di Meola and Sting. At the Jazzfest Bonn, the famous French percussionist is joined by the electronic power quartet called The Scope.
Germans might be the world champions of abbreviations. But as popular as they are, some people are against them: Rap band Fanta 4 complained about their widespread use, and clipping words was promoted by the Nazis.
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.
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.
Everybody is talking about the Elbphilharmonie, but Hamburg's new concert hall is just one of the city's attractions.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
A sonata, then a symphony: this composition ended up as Brahms' First Piano Concerto.
Ignored during his lifetime but later treasured: Polish-born Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, born 100 years ago.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Summertime is holiday time? Not at Arts.21! Our reporters were hard at work: meeting a heroic tenor, visiting an orchestra in South Africa's townships and swimming in the Rhine.
A sea of flowers: Florists decorated Brussels' city hall with more than 100,000 flowers. Also on the show: the Petrolettes female-only biker festival and a city made of cardboard.
To make a smart city, devices have to be networked and data collected, generally by sensors connected to the internet. Analyzing this data enables efficient solutions for the city's problems and issues.
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?
It's the 200th anniversary of Fontane's birth. Lukas Stege visits the author's hometown, Neuruppin.
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