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At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
People from some 190 nations live in the German capital. DW presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Sharon Schael from Venezuela sells arepas, cornmeal cakes popular in her homeland, at a Berlin flea market.
Cardboard boxes, tape and lots of helpers: that's all Olivier Grossetete needs to build an entire city. Aided by volunteers, the artist erected his largest work to date in the French city of Le Havre.
Once every two years, florists decorate Brussels' city hall with opulent floral creations. Thirteen historical rooms of the gothic structure are covered from floor to ceiling with more than 100,000 flowers.
The Alphorn festival in Nendaz, Switzerland features an alpine horn competition, a parade in traditional costumes, as well as concerts. The group "The Alpine Sisters" even play rock music on their horns.
For women only: Bikers from around the world head to the Petrolettes festival. Held at Ferropolis, a former open-cast mine, it attracts some 500 participants. There are workshops, concerts and, naturally, bike races.
German scientist Alexander von Humboldt was intrigued by the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. In that spirit we visit members of the Achuar people, who live in relative isolation deep in the Amazon forest.
According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
Skoda has unveiled the facelift of its flagship model Superb. Next year, the sedan and station wagon will come in a newer look. In addition, they've been equipped with new assist systems, all-LED headlights and modern infotainment and connection s...
The I-Pace is Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle and a completely independent model. Its specs are impressive: a combined system output of 294 kilowatts and maximum torque of 696 Newton meters. It can also fly from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
Toyota brought a legend back to life with the new GR Supra. It's the fifth generation of this popular sports car. We take a look at the Supra's past, its technical origins and previous models. The two-seater comes with rear-wheel drive and a livel...
Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children, were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
For years, Katharina Koppenwallner has been travelling the world in search of very special souvenirs, such as lovespoons from Wales and tiger hats from China.
France's Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons festival has been a summer highlight for 30 years. This year, there will be about 500 hot-air balloons and pilots from all over the world taking part.
With his geometrical light projections, Joanie Lemercier propels people into another world. He's presenting one of his works at the Constellations de Metz festival in north-east France.
When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the "Avenue of the Volcanoes," and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them.
DW viewer Timon Traub is studying geography, so he decided to visit the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. He took some amazing videos as he hiked through millions of years of geological history.
People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Walid Kacem from Tunisia is the founder of "Berberlin" a company that sells fair-trade rugs.
Find out what you can do in Denmark's capital from DW reporter Meggin Leigh, who always gives very personal tips for the perfect weekend. This time, she's discovering Copenhagen by bike.
Jaan Roose, aka The Crazy Estonian, is a professional slackliner. He's always looking for a way to make his daredevil stunts even more spectacular. He can even perform double black flips on the slackline.
The South American tradition of asado is all about enjoying huge chunks of barbecued meat among family and friends. Four Austrian BBQ chefs want to make asado big in Europe too.
A traditional German company continues to make high-quality hand-painted garden gnomes just as it used to. DW visited the Griebel porcelain maker in Grafenroda in Thuringen.
Sylt is the largest of the North Frisian islands. For decades, it's been a popular destination for the rich and famous -- and also for average folks who just want to spend a few days relaxing by the sea.
Scientists and farmers in northern Morocco are measuring the number of remaining insects. Populations of butterflies, wild bees and flies have fallen, which could have a dramatic impact on food production.
Kurdish biologist Hana Raza was worried the Persian leopard hadn't survived the wars in Northern Iraq. But her fears were put to rest when the animal was spotted in the mountains in 2011. Since then she's been campaigning for a reserve for them.
A dermatologist and an optician explain how to protect our skin and our eyes from the blazing sun.
Hundreds of Spanish villages practice a cruel tradition at their fairs. In what's known as becerradas, bull calves are tormented in the arena and pierced with barbed lances or banderillas, often to death.
More and more seaside towns in Britain are fighting against coastal erosion. One is the Welsh town of Fairbourne, population about 1000. Experts say climate change is the cause.
Opel is rolling out the fourth generation Opel Zafira. This is the Life! It comes in small, medium and large and two wheelbases, giving it more space and more versatility than its predecessors.
With around 5000 participants, the Europeade is Europe's biggest folklore festival. Since the 1960s, people from all over Europe meet every summer to showcase traditional costumes.
Every summer, the Rapas das Bestas, or "sheering of the beasts", is celebrated in Galicia. Wild Horses in Spain's mountainous Northwest are rounded up.
Mouhamed Mbaye lives in Germany, and wants to import fish from Senegal, where he was born. Freshly caught, sustainable, fair. His business would create new jobs - jobs the region urgently needs. But international competition is fierce.
How is it to have a home with a view of one of the world's most famous landmarks? English photographer Jasper White wanted to find out. He made portraits of people in apartments with a view of Paris's Eiffel Tower.
People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Mario Lombardo of Argentina fulfilled a childhood dream in Berlin when he began creating perfumes.
The World Santa Claus Congress is held in Copenhagen every year in the middle of summer! Santas from the world over have been getting together here since 1957 to exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of the job.
Dancing on a pole used to be confined to strip clubs and dance bars. Now, it's a sport popular with men and women alike. Dmitry Politov of Russia is an amazing talent and in demand worldwide as a performer and coach.
Humboldt's Tableau Physique, shows the distribution of mountain vegetation as a function of altitude. Today scientists use the data to investigate changes due to global warming. But there are discrepancies, as Pierre Moret and his team discovered.
The Indian city is growing fast but public transportation isn't keeping pace. Congestion and pollution are problems. A green transport policy is in the works to make the city cleaner and more liveable.
When 26-year-old Katharina was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, it turned her life upside down. But she did her best to stay positive.
Around 200,000 people from the world over came to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It's one of the most eccentric auto events going. VW hopes to break the record for the hill climb in front of Goodwood House with its ID.R electric car.
The name Mercedes E350 would normally suggest a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. But in this car it's a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine doing all the work. Can it live up to a traditional Mercedes E-Class?
MINI presents its new baby in Rotterdam: The all-electric MINI Cooper SE. It has an official range of up to 270 kilometers, and the 135kW electric motor delivers a maximum torque of 270nm.
Audi's new SQ8 is its biggest SUV but also a sports car. How can these two diametric opposites be combined? Does it really deliver the power, agility and fun we'd expect of a sports car? Ex-race-car driver Klaus Niedzwiedz finds the answers.