Lipstick on a... cow?

Lipstick on a... cow?

Beauty treatments are not reserved for humans. DW visits a beauty pageant for dairy cows, and talks to a stylist who makes his clients udderly beautiful. The winners are not just cute but also very valuable as great mothers and milk machines.
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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

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.
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Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

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.
A city made of cardboard

A city made of cardboard

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.
A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

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 - a piece of Swiss culture

The Alphorn - a piece of Swiss culture

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.
Petrolettes - For women only

Petrolettes - For women only

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.
In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

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.
It's not all bad news!

It's not all bad news!

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.
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Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

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.
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A living room in Iceland

A living room in Iceland

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.
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Exquisite: Skoda Superb

Exquisite: Skoda Superb

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...
All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

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.
Legendary: Toyota Supra

Legendary: Toyota Supra

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...
Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

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.
Rare souvenirs from all over the world

Rare souvenirs from all over the world

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.
Euromaxx

Euromaxx

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.
Euromaxx

Euromaxx

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.
In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

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.
Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

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.
Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

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.
Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

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.
Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

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.
Asado comes to Austria

Asado comes to Austria

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.
The home of garden gnomes

The home of garden gnomes

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.