Over 2,000 artists dealt with the idea of "fate," which was this year's motto at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. Despite a varied and exciting program, sales for the festival could have been better.
The Roman historian Tacitus noted that forests were a central part of German culture and identity. As activists continue to occupy the Hambach Forest, they are standing up for a national cultural icon.
The photographer and husband of Swedish Academy member Katarina Frostenson is on trial for two counts of rape dating to 2011. Earlier this year, the scandal led to the postponement of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Radical performance artist Marina Abramovic was attacked at a retrospective of her work in Florence on Sunday when a portrait of the artist was smashed over her head. A Czech national was arrested after the incident.
Düsseldorf is planning a new museum dedicated to Robert Schumann. Here's more on the ingenious composer, pianist, poet, music journalist, who was also a melancholic manic-depressive plagued by suicidal fantasies.
Style-conscious Muslim women were long ignored by the mainstream fashion industry. An exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum confronts stereotypes on Islam and style, showing that Muslim fashion is far from drab.
In an open letter, prominent German writers, actors, filmmakers and musicians have urged the resignation of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer following the latest comments of the hard-line politician.
What sounds like recordings straight from the rehearsal room, intimate and raw, is Prince's new posthumous album, "Piano & A Microphone 1983." You've never been this close to Prince.
Weapons, art and jewelry over the millennia are on display at the "Restless Times, Archaeology in Germany" exhibition in Berlin. Europeans, that much is clear, were constantly on the go.
He fought Hitler with slogans and leaflets; that cost him his life. On September 22, the founder of the White Rose movement Hans Scholl would have turned 100. A look back at the famous resistance group against Hitler.
Diane L. Wolf, senior visiting scholar at the Center for Research on Antisemitism in Berlin, reflects on her time in Germany, her Jewish family's expulsion in the 1930s and how the country has dealt with its past.
A widely criticized project called "Dau" by Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky was to allow visitors to "experience a totalitarian system" behind a replica of the Berlin Wall. It was not approved for security reasons.
The Canadian Socalled is a multitalented artist: pianist, rapper, producer, film and theater director, doll maker, photographer, cartoonist and magician. He is now releasing an album of Yiddish folk songs.
Brazilians flooded the Facebook page of the German embassy to dispute that the Nazi regime was right-wing.
The museum was part of the "narco tours" offered in Medellin highlighting the life and times of Pablo Escobar.
Language takes center stage in the six novels selected for Britain's most prestigious literary award, now in its 50th year. The shortlisted works tell diverse stories, from a slave escape in Barbados to post-war PTSD.
Hans Scharoun, an influential proponent of organic architecture, is best known for the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall. The utopian vision of the architect, born 125 years ago, was both futuristic and functional.
In his new documentary, Oscar winner Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump, the US electoral system and growing social inequality. "Fahrenheit 11/9" opens this week in cinemas across North America.
India meets Europe at the Beethovenfest's Campus Project 2018: Composers Rakesh Chaurasia and Bernhard Schimpelsberger discuss the challenges of collaborating on a special piece commissioned by DW.
As the Beethovenfest Bonn welcomes musicians from India for its Campus Project 2018, DW revisits some of the country's most important and popular contemporary stars.
New details have emerged in the case of Kremlin critic Pyotr Verzilov, now in intensive care in Berlin. A Russian newspaper says he was to receive highly sensitive documents on the day he was allegedly poisoned.
A former "Sesame Street" writer said in an interview that he had always visualized the puppets as a "loving couple," but the production company insists the puppets are nothing more than "best friends."
Lederhosen were not always popular. They nearly disappeared in the 1880s! But thanks to one Bavarian teacher and his drinking buddies, the shorts will fill Oktoberfest tents. DW presents some surprising lederhosen facts.
The princess' jewelry had been hidden for thousands of years, but now they're highlights of an ambitious exhibition in Berlin's Gropius Bau museum. Here's a look back at the milestone discovery from 2010.
If deep-sea diving makes you yawn, why not try a museum visit on the seafloor? But you may need a diving license as your entry ticket! There are quite a few unusual activities you can do below the waves.
Drinking beer in Germany is about a lot more than donning a "Dirndl" and downing a "Mass" at Oktoberfest. Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart reveals how to drink like a local — all year round!
Enjoying a beer in a festival tent is part and parcel of the Oktoberfest. But it's easier said than done. So it's good to know in advance which tent you'd like to party in.
The Munich Oktoberfest, known as the Wiesn, begins on September 22. Six million visitors are expected during 17 days of fun. A lot is tolerated, but not all is desired. Here's an etiquette guide to the Wiesn.
Where is most of Germany's wine produced? Who began cultivating the vineyards? What extinct volcanoes make the Eifel a natural attraction? Test your knowledge of Rhineland-Palatinate.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
In "Musica Maestra" Alondra de la Parra takes us on her musical journeys: on stage, backstage or during her free time.
The sound of orchestras performing on instruments from the time the music was written can still astonish.
What is the sound of Dresden? This hour of music offers a possible answer to that question.
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.
Weightlessness. Rapture. Transcendence. Installations by American light artist James Turrell have it all. The trained astronomer and mathematician challenges our sense of perception. How does he do it?
The Oktoberfest in Munich – beer, dirndls and lederhosen. Plus: aerial dancing against amazing backdrops. And: Saint-Émilion is a picturesque medieval town famed for its architecture and surrounding vineyards.
British-Caribbean recording artist Marlon Roudette shares the stage with German rock band Silly. Together they perform Roudette's hit "When the Beat Drops Out" — a magical moment on Night Grooves.
Johann Sebastian Bach's much loved Chaconne for solo violin is performed at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin - in more ways than one. Sarah Willis explores this famous piece with the world class musicians performing it.
This week: Pop rockers Jennifer Rostock release a live album as a parting gift. Singer Lary in our new series, "Respect! -- Women in Pop Music". And French DJ duo Ofenbach in our Berlin Backstage segment.
Romy Schneider would have been 80 years old on the 23rd of September. In a KINO Special, we look back at her career and follow the cinematic trajectory from Austrian Empressi to muse of French auteur cinema.
Exploring the Tölzer Land region, the Lahn River valley and Upper Franconia.
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