Deutsche Welle Episodes
Gerald Knaus is a founding member of the European Stability Initiative, ESI. He has been studying the plight of refugees and migrants since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. We spoke to him about the challenges posed by migration and the UN migration ...
The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual skiing chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using typical products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
Donata is one of many thousands of middle-aged Polish women who work in Germany's care industry. They travel to and fro between their work in Germany and their family in Poland.
Over four million visitors flock to Lyon's "Fete des Lumieres" light festival every year. Along with stunning light displays, the French city opens the streets to dance performances, concerts and millions of candles.
In the run-up to Christmas, the evil companion of St Nicholas, the Krampus, strikes fear in the hearts of naughty Austrian children. Our reporter transformed himself into the terrifying figure and took to the streets.
The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual mountain chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using local products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
Millions of people in South Africa don't have enough to eat. Still, a third of all the food there is thrown away. Now some producers and supermarkets are giving away food that's past its sell-by date to people in need.
The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. What can be done with the massive amounts of garbage, produced in our globalized world?
On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
The southern German town of Nuremberg has been known for its gingerbread since the Middle Ages. It's a Christmas specialty that can be enjoyed at the local festive "Christkindlesmarkt".
Christmas decorations don't have to follow the rules of convention, as DIY-expert Han-Shuen Lee demonstrates. Just a few steps can transform wooden skewers and a styrofoam ball into a modern Christmas star.
Extreme athlete Ueli Kestenholz speeds down mountains while steering with a paraglider. He ploughs through the air, and flies through the snow - definitely not for the faint of heart!
We talk to Dr. Tobias Kramer from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine in Berlin about washing your hands properly; and about the hotbed of bacteria in every home - the kitchen.
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
When their second child was born, Nina and Jacob Salo knew they needed more space. So, with the help of architects, they used the generous loft above their apartment to create a flat that's big enough for the family.
In Europe, speculoos, a spicy cookie with cinnamon and clove, is what makes Christmas complete. The "Maison Dandoy" bakery in Brussels has been keeping the tradition alive for nearly 200 years.
Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?
Meat is in many cases an indicator of prosperity. That's because consumers generally choose which meat they want, how much they eat and where and how it's produced - a cheap product from the supermarket or higher-priced meat from ethical farming.
Cheap EU chicken exports continue to decimate Africa's domestic industry. We meet one of the few poultry farmers left in Ghana.
The whole debate over conventional farming is driving increased research into lab-grown meat. Many startups see it as a business opportunity. But the challenges they face are huge.
A whole chicken may cost less than three euros at a German supermarket, while an ethically farmed equivalent could set you back ten euros or more. So what's the difference? How do farmers set their profit margins and what pressure are they under?
It seems like a paradox: for many meat is out, but Christmas without a traditional Christmas dinner is unthinkable. And so the trade in meat alternatives is booming. So what's it all about?
If you come across the work of an Old Master in a city but not in a museum, it's likely to be a painting by Julio Anaya Cabanding. He paints famous pictures onto walls. From a distance, they look like they've been hung.
Known as man's best friend, it's no wonder that dogs have inspired painters, sculptors and photographers alike. Five artists who have immortalized their canine muses are especially creative examples.
The Cupra Ateca isn't being billed as a SEAT. Instead, the sporty compact SUV is the first model from the new subsidiary brand Cupra under which the Spanish maker plans to sell its high-performance offerings.
Mercedes has unveiled its new B-Class on the Spanish island of Mallorca. It's a lot different from its predecessor, with a more dynamic appearance, more agile handling and more comfort.
The second Retro Classics Cologne vintage car fair has been luring visitors to the western German city. Following last year's brilliant premiere, Retro Classics has been showing it has what it takes to become a regular fixture for car fans.
The VW Sharan is something of a dinosaur among modern-era automobiles. Hardly anyone else buys a minivan today, turning instead to SUVs. Outside, the Sharan is as big as a midsize car. Inside, it has almost as much space as a VW bus.
Merveilleux is a traditional cake from northern France and Belgium made with meringue and cream. For a long time, they were considered old-fashioned. Frederic Vaucamps vamped up the recipe and started exporting them.
Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' is synonymous with classical ballet. British choreographer Derek Deane has staged the two-act piece in Germany on a bigger scale with 48 instead of the usual 16 swans.
The Polish town of Zakopane, situated in the High Tatra Mountains, is ideal for skiing and tobogganing. The town is known for its traditional wooden houses and yummy cuisine.
The murals by Insane51 are two-dimensional. He designs red and blue graffiti that are best viewed with 3D glasses. Then suddenly an image of a woman turns into a skeleton.
Franconian grilled sausages are a traditional favorite at the Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The idyllic Bavarian town is as pretty as a picture at Christmas.
Lisbon's Nunes Real Marisqueira restaurant is thought to be one of the best fish restaurants in Portugal. Head chef Manuel Costa specializes in traditional dishes such as "Garoupa no forno".
Omid Nouripour was just thirteen when he arrived in Germany as a refugee from Iran. Today he is a Green Party member of the Bundestag. He speaks about the cruel impact that war has on a young life, how he came to view Germany as home, and the peop...
The former Soviet Republic of Moldova - one of the poorest countries in Europe - relies heavily on Russia for its energy needs. A German NGO is helping increase the country's energy efficiency, starting with the residential sector.
Jessemy Stafford is 17 and lives in the Caribbean. He's doing an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer, and after that he wants to study. Ever since he was a child, Jessemy's been mad about cricket, and hopes one day to play for his national team.
The Stollen fruitcake is a fixture of the holiday season and especially for Germany's oldest Christmas market in Dresden. Almonds, raisins and many other goodies give the pastry its unique flavor.
DIY expert Hang-Shuen Lee shows you how to build a dining-room table in just a few steps. You can find all the materials at the do-it-yourself store: wooden slats, screws, a battery-powered screwdriver and a drill.
HIV is on the rise in Russia. But those infected are stigmatized and often insufficiently treated. In a country where the Orthodox Church calls for abstinence, many are scared to speak about their diagnosis.
Rising sea levels and hefty storm surges are threatening to contaminate the German island of Langeoog's freshwater lenses. Residents have accused the EU of failing to take sufficient action to tackle climate change.
The new mid-range French car combines strikingly elegant design with sportiness and high safety. Our test car is powered by a two-liter diesel engine, which of course meets the latest emissions standard.
Klaus Niedzwiedz travels to the German North Sea island of Sylt. The roads there offer beautiful views of the sea - perfect conditions to enjoy the Targa 4S with the top down. Our test car is a particularly exclusive edition.
Ford has unveiled the fourth generation of its bread-and-butter compact, the Focus. We test its wagon version - the Turnier - in ST-Line trim with the most powerful 134-kilowatt gasoline engine. It has a top speed of 220 kilometers per hour.