Circuses are among the cultural enterprises particularly affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. Small, long-established family businesses are struggling to survive — and even global giant Cirque du Soleil is suffering.
He was most famous for wrapping huge buildings and spaces, such as the Reichstag in Berlin and Paris' Pont-Neuf. American-Bulgarian artist Christo has died at the age of 84.
The musician will perform "Vexations," by Erik Satie, one of the longest pieces in the history of music. Levit wants to raise awareness of the struggles musicians are enduring amid lockdown.
Many Germans will remember their 2020 Morocco holiday for some time. On March 20, Morocco declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus. The borders have been sealed ever since, stranding many German tourists.
The Bulgarian-American artist was renowned for wrapping building and landscapes. A tribute to Christo, who died at the age of 84.
She's one of Germany's most successful children's authors worldwide: Cornelia Funke is beloved for the fantastic worlds she creates.
The German director, who was born 75 years ago, was extremely prolific despite his destructive lifestyle. A Fassbinder expert tells DW about how his genius was first recognized abroad.
Fassbinder, who was born 75 years ago, is considered one of the most important film directors of all time. He had filmmakers who influenced him, but he also influenced many other directors after him.
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.
A spaghetti western star whose 'Dirty Harry' films made him an anti-hero of the political right, the Oscar-winning actor and director later praised Donald Trump. But as he turns 90, his true legacy is as an auteur.
Drum set-like disinfectant dispensers, singers behind plexiglass and a mascot from a parallel universe: The Moers Festival is dealing with its first audience-free edition imaginatively.
The face mask has become a global symbol in the fight against COVID-19. But for fashion designers in Africa, the masks are more than just a protective piece of cloth. Here are some of the best styles from the continent.
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped congeal numerous fringe conspiracy theories that tend to rise up from the internet's darkest corners. But such paranoia has been around for centuries, and once was much more prevalent.
The investigation concludes with few definite answers: Only 14 out of the 1,500 artworks found in Cornelius Gurlitt's possession have been formally identified as Nazi-looted art. What else has been achieved?
The pandemic has also affected dancers on leading Russian stages, but dancing is still continuing during the COVID-19 lockdown — just in a different way. DW's Russia correspondent Yuri Resheto reports.
Whether hiking on the mudflats of the North Sea coast or horse riding in the Lüneburger Heide heath — Lower Saxony's landscape is diverse. Here are some travel tips for the time after the coronavirus crisis.
Meet the Germans host Rachel Stewart investigates German TV and cinema – and catches up with the German voice of Angelina Jolie!
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: "A Color Story".
For weeks Berlin was out of bounds to tourists. On May 15, restaurants began to reopen under certain conditions, and now also hotels. We took a look around the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's famous promenade and shopping area.
With social distancing rules to stay in place till late June in Germany, cultural institutions are finding ingenuous ways to safely bring people together. From noodle hats to parking lot prayers, here's a selection.
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.
The German government will vote on whether to lift its travel warning on 31 European countries by June 15. Italy's foreign minister said the day that borders open again would be like another 'D-Day' for European tourism.
To mark Germany's Diversity Day on May 26, DW spoke to people who feel overlooked and excluded — especially amid a global pandemic.
Did the US intelligence agency, and not the German rock band Scorpions, compose the power ballad "Wind of Change" to help topple the Communist Bloc? A podcast by New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe looks into it.
The coronavirus pandemic has closed cultural institutions all around the world, chasing performers into lockdown. DW's Juri Rescheto visited ballet dancers who are facing the dilemma of having to stay in shape for an audience that isn't there.
Holidays are his profession: Publisher Michael Müller is one of the co-creators of a series of individual travel guides in Germany. We asked him what the prospects for summer holidays in 2020 might be.
Let us take a trip through Germany by introducing you each week to a city starting with a different letter in the alphabet. We begin with A for Aachen, Germany's westernmost city.
Germany is showing a more relaxed side in the coronavirus era of working at home. Etiquette has taken a back seat as Zoom shows how the country lives — sometimes by accident.
Lukas Stege packs his rucksack, climbs the Herzogstand mountain, takes a boat trip on Lake Kochel and learns to yodel against a majestic Alpine backdrop.
For Milo Rau theater is about far more than spectacle. The Swiss director wants to stir people, move them, and inspire change. He’s staged plays in crisis zones such as Mosul, the Congo and Rwanda. We speak to Rau about these real-life tragedies.
Stuck at home and unsure what to cook? Check out our new YouTube channel "DW Food"!
Is that a smile, a grimace or a mocking grin? Thanks to the coronavirus, many parts of the worlds are beginning to get used to wearing a protective face mask. Suddenly, we're having to use our eyes more to communicate.
To fight coronavirus misinformation, Hollywood stars are handing over their social media accounts to experts from the US to Nigeria to straighten the record. Julia Roberts first passed the mic to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Australia's crisis management is showing effect, and the curve has been flattened — for now. Regional travel bans are slowly being lifted — a step welcomed by hotels and tour operators. But not everyone will benefit.
The director of Bonn's Beethovenfest reveals her plans for the time during and after the coronavirus crisis. As Wagner explains, this is more than a matter of just reshuffling dates and appointments.
The painting was an oil-on-canvas by the Spanish painter from 1921. The woman won the painting in a charity raffle that raised money for African water projects.
It's Pippi Longstocking's birthday. Why does everyone admire the strongest, bravest and most independent girl in the world? A children's book classic has the answers.
As spring blooms in Germany, locals excitedly count the days until they can eat their favorite vegetable: asparagus. Turns out not even a pandemic can dampen desire for the white stalks, as DW's Meet the Germans learned.
Politicians and tour operators are doing their utmost to save the tourism industry in the EU. Countries such as Croatia are pushing for rapid reopening — because without tourism they are facing economic collapse.
The year 2020 was to be a big Beethoven bash, in honor of the composer's 250th birthday. Then came the pandemic. Now the standout events in Ludwig van Beethoven's hometown are being rescheduled for 2021.
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: " WILD SHOT”.
Robin Merrill presents a new edition of Arts and Culture. Amid coronavirus fears, there are empty seats in venues from the Elbphilharmonie to Broadway theaters. Has cultural life come to a standstill? Also: an exiled Iraqi artist who's adjusting to a new life in Weimar, and a photographer who reveals the beauty of bugs.
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.
In this program, the French Canadian pianist Louis Lortie tackles Franz Liszt's piano cycle 'Years of Pilgrimage' — while a young Japanese pianist, Tomoki Kitamura, performs music by Schumann, Holliger and Bartók.
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.
Musician Catnapp is a rising star, fashion made of cassette tape, and new Greek cuisine.
Music for the masses, corona-inspired street art, and how to make the perfect fries.
Androgynous fashion from Berlin, a virtual tour of Notre Dame and good bread for the countryside.
Quiet city: Berlin in coronavirus times. Summer fashion trends. And food secrets: paella from Spain.
Slackliner Jaan Roose, Meggin's perfect weekend and asado in Austria (Repeat from 10 August 2019)
Bronte Pistachio Festival, Farm Fitness, Europe to the Maxx: Building a Medieval Castle
The world-renowned BakeKing, the last Sherpas in Europe, and a perfect weekend in Granada.
Freestyle football, Dan Bannino still lifes, Ulm Minster. (Repeat from 08 June 2019)
Streaming is revolutionizing the music industry and changing the way songs are composed. They now launch straight into the lyrics – to keep the audience spellbound. Streaming accounts for over half of industry revenues.
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?
DW's Lukas Stege explores waterways and visits the Schaezlerpalais and Brecht's childhood home.
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