Deutsche Welle Episodes
It's the Paris Motor Show's 120th anniversary. The industry's facing radical change, and Mazda, Nissan, Volvo and even France's PSA Group did not attend. More and more hybrid and all-electric models are on show for fewer and fewer attendees.
Opel's five-door Insignia Grand Sport sedan is a real head-turner. Now it comes with another gasoline engine option - a 1.6-liter turbo with an output of 147 kW. Thanks to a particulate filter, it meets Euro 6d-Temp emissions standards.
In 2019, the BMW X5 will be celebrating 20 years on the road, and the German carmaker has released a new version of the model. The original Sports Activity Vehicle was once very popular in the segment, but has lost market share in the last few years.
Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
In Italy, thousands of Indians are employed as cheap labor in the agriculture sector. It's an exploitative system that includes human smuggling. The working conditions are inhumane. But they enable cheap vegetables in supermarkets.
Berlin's Friedrichstadt Palast worked with the Queen's hat designer on its new production, the "Vivid Grand Show" - an extravaganza with a budget of 12 million euros.
For one week, famous people are co-producing the program. They include fashion designer Lavinia Biagiotti, Michelin-starred chef Tim Raue or photographer Rankin.
Ouzo is Greece's national drink and of course it's also used in cooking. Lina Chioti is the chef at the Achivada Tavern on Lesbos. She shows us how to prepare octopus with the anise-flavored aperitif.
What makes millions of people want to gather to drink too much overpriced beer and do things they'd normally never even dream of doing? Our reporter met a social psychologist at Munich's Oktoberfest to find out.
The air quality in Hanoi will leave you breathless, and not in a good way. Now the city is actively tackling the problem with help from the Germany Development Agency. They're gathering data, educating and taking action for a greener Hanoi.
A group of Syrian women founded an organization last year called "Families for Freedom". They want to save their missing people from being forgotten. They're travelling around Europe by bus with pictures of their loved ones.
DIY expert Hang-Shuen Lee shows us how to create a decorative ladder out of copper pipes and so-called T-joints. You can use it to drape towels over, and much else.
"Heroes of agriculture" is the theme of the 2019 young farmers' calendar. Young Bavarian and Austrian women have posed wearing revealing superhero costumes against a backdrop of barns and pastures. Is it sexy or sexist?
Oland is popular with Swedes, because it gets more hours of sunshine than any other place in the country. But the island has much more to offer, including a palace, windmills and regional specialties.
"100 German Must-Reads" is the first list of one hundred German-language novels of the 20th and 21st centuries in English translation. It's a list that's meant to spark discussion.
Hiking used to be considered a little dull. But times have changed. Now, ever more people are interested in exploring the great outdoors. There are even mountain treks for total beginners.
A house shaped like a pyramid can be hard to furnish, with all the slanting walls and dead space. Norwegian artist Birte Lohne shows us around hers, and reveals how she's made the most of it.
This approach to street-art is called CelloGraffiti. Russian artist Evgeny Ches sprays his works on cellophane foil in the forest. There, his dinosaurs, bears and other creatures seem to be in their element.
French pilot Christian Moullec breeds geese and takes off with them in his microlight plane. He also offers flights to tourists. So DW reporter Meggin Leigh joined him for an uplifting adventure.
The Albanian chef is causing a stir in the world of gourmet cooking. He's not only giving new life to the traditional cuisine of his home country, but he's also raging against Albania's reputation for bad food.
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is staging a new kind of revue theater show in Paris. The eccentric designer reviews 50 years of pop culture in his 'Fashion Freak Show'.
Euromaxx High Five takes a look at European artists who work with miniatures, homing in on intricate details.
The tradition of cracking the whip goes back hundreds of years in Austria and southern Germany. It is especially popular during harvest.
Diogo Noronha is considered one of the most creative chefs in Lisbon. He learned the tricks of the trade from his grandparents -- and now runs the "Casa de Pasto" in the Portuguese capital.
Turkey hopes to stem the flow of Syrian refugees with an 800 kilometer wall along its border. Now, vast refugee camps are forming on the Syrian side. Many families are separated by it.
Shorter waits for donor organs are luring patients to Spain from across the European Union. Spaniards in desperate need of transplants have to wait longer. Spanish authorities are considering a minimum residence requirement of two years.
Microbiologist Andreas Diefenbach talks about new findings on the crucial role the gut microbiome plays in maintaining health and causing sickness. It looks like it is implicated in a whole range of conditions and diseases.
Alternating every two years with the Frankfurt International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles, this major trade fair sets the tone for the segment. This year, it was all about digitalization, electromobility and urban logistics.
The 2019 iteration of this estate car looks sportier and sleeker than its predecessor, while the cabin is minimalist but classy. And lots of high-tech assistants help keep driver and passengers safe and relaxed, even on longer trips.
It took 42 years, but Volkswagen finally has a GTI for younger people in its line-up again. We look at how the new version of the Up! compares to the 1970s Golf GTI.
This week we take a look at one of the car industry's forgotten trendsetters. A compact sedan designed by Carl Borgward in the late 1950s played a key role in shaping attitudes towards mid-sized models.
The CX-3 is one of the Japanese manufacturer's most successful models. Now Mazda has updated its compact SUV in an attempt to retain its slice of a competitive market. We took the crossover through its paces.
Judith Enders was just thirteen when the Berlin Wall came down. It was a seminal experience for her - like many of her generation - and she put together a book about people's lives under communism. She asked people how it felt for them and whether...
Gunther Hochhauser is a passionate marksman who fights to maintain the traditions of his homeland, Upper Bavaria. The Christian Social Union, who has been in power here for decades, could get a drubbing in upcoming elections -- to Hochhauser's dis...
The Dominican Republic has a refuse problem. Most trash is neither sorted nor recycled. In San Cristobal, the German development agency GIZ is helping to set up a modern trash disposal and recycling system.
Tacos al pastor is a Mexican snack said to be derived from the Middle East speciality shawarma, brought to the country by Lebanese migrants. In Mexico the main ingredient is pork marinated in pineapple and chili.
Gynecologist Dr. Mandy Mangler treats women with cancer. She talks about the role of exercise and diet in reducing the risk of developing cancer.
350 years of garden art: The Herrenhausen Gardens are one of Europe's best known landscape parks. The Baroque ensemble transports visitors back to the time of Princess Sophia, who had the gardens built next to her palace.
Rampaging rightwing extremists attacking the police and people they took to be foreigners has tarnished the eastern German city's image. That could be bad for business. So businesspeople there want to sell Chemnitz as tolerant and welcoming.
Germany has been one country again for almost three decades. But divisions and differences endure, as revealed in the demographics, economy and cuisine.
Some people can't tear themselves away. The boss of Europe's biggest theme park, who is approaching 70, really doesn't want to retire. Entrepreneurs have the luxury of choice. Most workers don't.
The German industrial group has been in trouble for years. The idea now is to break it into two new companies. Dissent on the boards has led to high-level departures. Will workers suffer? Will profits rise? Is the plan convincing?
The border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is open. People in the towns on either side move freely back and forth; goods too cross unchecked. This is thanks to the European single market. But Brexit could change it all.
SEAT has rolled out its latest SUV - their 14th model named after a Spanish place. It was christened Tarraco, the ancient Roman name for Tarragona, in an online vote. Over 146,000 people in 134 countries took part. The Tarraco is SEAT's flagship.
Opel has unveiled the fifth generation of its multifunctional high-roof Combo van, developed based on the EMP2 platform from Opel's new parent company PSA. It comes as the commercial Cargo version or the family-oriented Life version.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, now in its 25th year, is all about cars and motorsport. Some 180,000 visitors flock to the event in southern England to see victorious race cars from bygone days and the latest high-performance vehicles.
No Volvo has ever been powered by just three cylinders - until now. The turbocharged T3 power plant makes its debut in the XC40 SUV. It puts out 115 kilowatts. For now, it's available only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission.