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Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci - Florence is a Renaissance treasure trove. You could spend days in the Uffizi alone, but the city on the River Arno offers much more!
DW viewer Denys Kushnarov takes you on a treasure hunt in Monastyrok.
On his trip through Ecuador, blogger Steve Hanisch visits Quito's old town and the volcano Quilotoa.
Many Syrian children have physical and psychological wounds. According to UN statistics, 80,000 have had to have limbs amputated. Those in Turkish refugee camps are trying to forget the traumas of war.
British farmers in Kent are worried ahead of Brexit. Many have accused the government of not being up to scratch in the negotiations. They would like another referendum.
Marcos grew up in the woods of Galicia with wolves. He thinks humans are the animals' greatest enemy. He considers himself half-wolf, half-human, despite living amid society over 50 years.
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing and one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
Norderney lies in Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. A visit to this unique habitat is one of the highlights of a vacation on the island.
Sara Al Zaabi presents her home country, the northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates. She takes you through the old souk in Ras al-Khaimah city and explains why the Emiratis prefer to picnic in the mountains.
More and more migrants are setting course for Spain and pushing the country to its limits. Their numbers have already tripled over those for all of 2017. Many look for jobs in Spain, competing with migrants already there.
The young student Elin Ersson stopped the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker on a flight from Sweden and triggered a debate on civil disobedience.
Despite worldwide protests and years of a ban on whaling, Iceland's fishermen are hunting fin whales again. But this time, not only are environmentalists objecting but ever more Icelanders. Whale watching is far more lucrative than whale hunting.
A size 24 pole dancer who starved herself for days at a time in a desperate bid to be thin has finally embraced her curves - hitting back at online trolls who've dubbed her a "pig."
Check-in- viewer Jeff Nesmith is an American living in Vietnam. He took a vacation to the island of Leyte. Here's his video of a dive down to the colorful underwater worlds of the Pacific Ocean.
These magnificently-designed grounds with their palaces, gardens and parks were commissioned about 250 years ago by the progressive Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau.
From the old town to the beach, Tel Aviv is lively and well worth a visit! Check-in viewer Eyal David shows us famous parts of his home city, as well as some lesser-known areas.
The devastating fires in Greece have largely been extinguished, but the disaster is far from over. The emergency services are still recovering bodies, and many people remain missing.
Can poetry land you in trouble? In some countries, yes. Dareen Tatour, an Arab Israeli poet, and Galal el Behairy from Egypt have both been arrested in their respective countries for their works.
Behnan Erkilic has been doing charity work since he was 8-years-old.
In Ukraine, right-wing attacks on Roma families are on the rise. Critics accuse the state of not doing enough to protect them.
Denmark has banned full-face veils. Some traditional Muslim women now feel discriminated against. They fear it will make it impossible for them to leave their homes.
The remains of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco are presently kept in a mausoleum, along with the remains of some of his former enemies. Their relatives find this outrageous.
The ViaThea street theatre festival has been held every summer since 1995. In three days, German and international troupes gave over 100 performances for free, transforming Gorlitz into an open-air theatre.
A futuristic skyline, innovative architecture and lots of green spaces. DW viewer Antony Khumala from Moscow traveled to Singapore for the first time, and was impressed by this fascinating Asian metropolis.
The Furst Puckler Park in Bad Muskau is some 60 kilometers away from Gorlitz. It straddles both Germany and Poland, making it one of the few bi-national UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world.
Ex-followers warn that the movement behind Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen could be turning into something like a sect. It aspires to a global Islamic society. Since the 2016 coup attempt, thousands of Gulen's followers have fled Turkey for Germany.
Frequent rockslides in the Alps are endangering whole towns in Austria. Climate change is to blame. In late 2017, the Austrian village of Vals narrowly escaped disaster when the mountainside collapsed and rolled up almost to the first houses.
The French national team's World Cup victory revives memories of France's glory days as the Grande Nation. Even supporters of the right-wing Front National are cheering the team as heroes, though many players have African roots.
The Spanish port city of Alicante is famous for its historic old town district. Travel blogger Steve Hanisch visits the 13th century Castillo de Santa Barbara, a fortress that boasts spectacular views.
DW viewer Camilo Amaya has sent videos from his trip around India. Highlights include the Taj Mahal mausoleum, the holy city of Varanasi, and Jaipur - known as the Pink City.
Artist Yadegar Asisi created a 360? panorama that depicts the life and work of Martin Luther.
The British overseas territory Anguilla is against Brexit. Residents, who could not vote in the referendum, fear they will be hit hard by trade barriers to neighboring EU territories. Now, the Caribbean island is considering leaving the Commonwealth.
Iranians no longer need visas to travel to Serbia. Many are taking advantage of that to access the EU. Officially, the Serbian government wants to promote tourism and investment in the country. But human smugglers are also profiting.
Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the mountainous landscape of this Central Asian country - on foot and on horseback. And of course he gets to savor the Kyrgyz cuisine.
Austria's police and soldiers are conducting training exercises on how to stop refugees at the border -- even though the number of refugees trying to enter the country is minimal. Locals view the exercises as an unnecessary military maneuver.
The number of nurses working in the NHS has increased almost five-fold in over the last seven decades.
Veste Coburg, or Coburg Fortress, in Franconia is one of the largest and best-preserved fortified castles in Germany. It was the main seat of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and now houses important art treasures.
Turkey's big elections are coming up so we send three teams around the country to speak to its people, eat its food and to explore its sites.
Ahead of Turkey's elections, the country's main opposition parties have united to prevent the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Pollsters say they have a realistic chance of succeeding.
Germany's 1968 student movement broke the silence over the country's dark Nazi past, and profoundly changed the country. Now, 50 years later, what has become of those dreams of a classless society, free love and alternative lifestyles?
Russia has invested billions in hosting the World Cup. But little of that has trickled down to the country's small soccer clubs. Many of their stadiums are in disrepair, and pitches need to be refurbished.