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Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:44 AM ET

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Ravi Shankar, godfather of world music, a century after his birth -- One hundred years after the birth of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, his meditative reinvention of Indian classical raga music has particular resonance during the corona crisis.

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Dancing through the Corona lockdown – Ballet at home -- Coronavirus quarantine got you down? Losing your mind under the lockdown? Why not pick up a new hobby while taking out the trash? DW presenter David Levitz has hints for making your daily routine more exciting - with ballet!

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Lonely places — Deserted tourist sights -- Famous sights would be astonished if they were able to. Hardly a visitor in sight. But even deserted places have their charm. They seem to hold a promise of better times.

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Corona crisis: Opera stars come out of isolation -- Cultural life stands still in times of coronavirus, at least in the analog world. But a lot is happening online. Just take a look at the Instagram accounts of star opera singers.

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Germany bite by bite: German Bread Dumplings -- Germany has 16 federal states, each with its own typical regional dish ranging from hearty to sweet. We have put together 16 dishes for you to cook. So get into the kitchen and rattle some pots and pans!

3 days ago

Laughter in times of crisis: 10 comedies from 10 decades -- It's not easy to laugh right now. But finding cheerful distraction during the coronavirus crisis is legitimate, says DW film expert Jochen Kürten. He has selected 10 legendary comedies for home viewing.

5 days ago

April showers, spiders and dew: German weather lore -- Rain or shine? Today, people consult a weather app. For millennia, ancient weather lore, often in rhymes, would help predict weather patterns.

5 days ago

Bonn's famous cherry blossoms are here! -- Facebook, Lonely Planet and Instagram introduced Bonn's cherry blossoms to the world. And now during the corona crisis, we've arranged for a digital viewing of spectacular blooms to be enjoyed on your couch — virus-free.

7 hours ago

Productive Solitude – Artists in the Corona crisis -- Isolation has long inspired artistic creativity: From contemporaries like Ai Weiwei and Igor Levit to nineteenth century literati like Victor Hugo and Alexander Pushkin, lockdowns have long inspired great art.

22 hours ago

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism -- The COVID-19 epidemic poses a threat to the everyday life of people worldwide. Travelers are particularly affected, as are people working in tourism. Here are the latest developments.

20 days ago

Werner Herzog, a man of extremes -- A self-taught cinema visionary and an extraordinary storyteller who achieved world fame: Werner Herzog. We met the legendary director in Munich.

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Euromaxx - Lifestyle Europe -- A new neighborhood of floating houses is being built in Amsterdam. The oil of the Damask rose is the world's most expensive. And: Poland's first star chef.

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The floating Neighborhood -- Dutch company +31architects specializes in floating houses. This is one way Amsterdam creates new living space. A new floating neighborhood named Schoonschip, or 'Clean Ship', is being built entirely on water.

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The Valley of Roses -- The oil of the Damask rose is the world's most expensive. The largest area for growing the roses is Bulgaria's Valley of Roses. The blossoms are harvested in the early-morning hours and distilled into oil the same day.

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The Glass Artist -- Steffen Dam of Denmark makes astonishingly realistic sea creatures of glass. They float in cylinders like biological specimens. Now, he's Denmark's highest-earning glass artist.

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Planet Berlin: the Underground Explorer -- People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. A number of them told Euromaxx about their love for the German capital. One is native Berliner Dietmar Arnold.

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Poland's Star Chef Wojciech Modest Amaro -- The concept of Poland's first star chef is 'tradition meets the 21st century'. In his Warsaw restaurant Atelier Amaro, he re-interprets traditional recipes from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Traditional German weather wisdom -- Rain or shine, hot or cold? Centuries before you could simply consult a weather app, ancient weather lore would predict what might be on the horizon, often in rhymes.

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10 COMEDIES FROM 100 YEARS OF CINEMA -- In times of social distancing, streaming series and watching videos is a good way to pass the time. How about these 10 classic comedies to lift your spirits in tough times?

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Netflix's Tiger King: The isolated world's new obsession -- The docuseries "Tiger King" achieves amazing things: It tells the incredible story of the big-cat collector Joe Exotic, distracting us from the coronavirus crisis. There's now a race for the most original memes.

6 days ago

DW web series - Meet the Germans with Rachel - 02.11.2018 - From beer to nudity and ridiculous grammar — we uncover the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the German culture.

7 months ago

Reading Matter? 100 German Must-Reads! -- DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.

5 months ago

7 things I had never seen before I came to Germany -- Visiting a new country opens the door to all sorts of new experiences. From curious vegetables to new health habits, Rachel Stewart reveals 7 things she came across in Germany for the very first time.

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The tourism sector will bounce back -- Already getting ready for the time after the coronavirus crisis? Yes, say tourism experts in Germany. Some are renovating, others are planning marketing measures for next year. What else can they do?

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The doctor wears Prada: How fashion designers and TV series support hospitals -- There is a shortage of protective masks and gloves amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, fashion companies are switching from haute couture to protective gowns. Even TV shows are donating their props to hospitals.

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Wagner music festival canceled over coronavirus concerns -- Another pillar of Germany's culture has been canceled because of the coronavirus crisis: the Bayreuth Festival. Here is a look back at the past crises that disrupted the renowned event featuring Richard Wagner's works.

7 days ago

Testing photo editing apps: "Filto" -- If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful results, you need effective image editing tools. DW Digital tests the most popular apps. This week: "Filto".

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Australia's slow reaction to the coronavirus crisis -- Returning to Australia from Germany, reporter Sean Goodwin found that his home country's reaction to the coronavirus crisis mirrors its laid-back attitude. Where does this optimistic mentality come from?

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From New York to Berlin: 'Unorthodox' adapted into Netflix series -- An ultra-Orthodox Jew leaves her community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and finds freedom in Berlin. Deborah Feldman's bestselling memoir has been adapted into a series that reveals life in a secluded world.

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Hungary's most famous authors -- Hungary has a number of notable writers. Some of them, renowned for their critical views, are being excluded from Viktor Orban's new school curriculum.

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The Bayreuth Festival canceled -- Concerts, exhibitions and festivals worldwide have been called off due to the corona crisis. Now the Bayreuth Festival 2020 has been canceled as well.

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The new YouTube channel "DW Food"! -- 19.03.2020 -- Stuck at home and unsure what to cook? Check out our new YouTube channel "DW Food"!

16 days ago

New school curriculum raises eyebrows in Orban's Hungary -- Anti-Semitic authors will soon be compulsory reading in Hungarian schools, and history books will be rewritten to promote pride in the nation. Viktor Orban's controversial new school curriculum is drawing outrage.

8 days ago

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus lockdown -- The Singer Laren museum near Amsterdam had closed its doors earlier in March as part of nationwide restrictions because of coronavirus. Thieves have broken in and stolen a work by Vincent van Gogh.

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What Beethoven, Goethe and others wrote to their distant loved ones -- The coronavirus crisis is challenging for couples in a long-distance relationship. At least the internet helps people stay in touch. Famous love letters from the past can provide more inspiration.

9 days ago

Germany's longest-running soap opera 'Lindenstrasse' ends after three decades on air -- The show "Lindenstrasse," a mainstay of German TV for 35 years, ended its run due to declining viewership. In its early years, the iconic show broke many taboos, including the first-ever gay kiss on German TV.

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Spring blossoms in Germany -- 2020 is a year like no other. But one thing is certain: Spring is here! A mild winter has sent nature into its springtime bloom earlier than usual. With blossoming views, we'll take you on a trip through Germany.

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Münster – a green city with a rich history -- Lukas Stege is spending a day exploring Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is considered a pioneer when it comes to sustainability, and was once the setting of an event that shaped European history.

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Castles and horses in Münsterland -- Münsterland boasts more than 100 castles and palaces. Some are still lived in; others are open to the public. The region is also known for horse breeding. There are more horses here than in almost any other region in Europe.

11 days ago

A German-South African Collaboration -- African vocal music meets traditional European song - the Beethovenfest's Campus Project provides the stage! The result is an incomparable concert and new friendships across all borders.

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Travel tips for Lausanne from Meggin Leigh -- Europe is a paradise for city trippers. Reporter Meggin Leigh checks out exciting cities and reveals her personal travel tips in "Meggin's Perfect Weekend". This time she's out and about in Lausanne, Switzerland.

12 days ago

Light art on landscapes -- Madrid-based artist Javier Riera calls his projects "Landscape Light Interventions". He projects large-format geometrical shapes onto natural objects like trees and mountains, then captures his creations in photos.

12 days ago

Arts and Culture, Friday, March 13, 2020 -- Robin Merrill presents a new edition of Arts and Culture. Amid coronavirus fears, there are empty seats in venues from the Elbphilharmonie to Broadway theaters. Has cultural life come to a standstill? Also: an exiled Iraqi artist who's adjusting to a new life in Weimar, and a photographer who reveals the beauty of bugs.

25 days ago

Meet the Germans -- Why so slow? Germany's reluctant move into the digital age -- Digitalization has been a buzzword in German politics for years. But has much really changed? And do Germans even want to go digital?

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Typically German? A cartoonist's perspective -- Razor-sharp and funny to boot: That's the cartoonist's mission. But could those adjectives describes Germans as well? Artist Miguel Fernandez pokes fun at the stereotypes and personality traits attributed to the Germans.

7 months ago

Germany's 16 states: Hesse -- Hesse is "country and western" — the modern Frankfurt skyline and the tales of the Brothers Grimm.

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Berlin's Treasure Trove -- 21.06.2019 -- The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs Berlin museums - and one of the world's largest collection of exhibits.

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Planet Berlin -- The global tourist guide for Germany's booming capital

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100 years of Bauhaus -- A century of form and function -- 08.01.2019

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Multimedia feature: After the Escape -- 12.01.2018 -- DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.

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Audio on Demand -- Currentzis and contemporary music -- For the conductor Teodor Currentzis, music is all about communication, as you'll experience in this concert of pieces by Russian composers — from Rachmaninoff to a world premiere.

26 days ago

Art of Freedom. Freedom of Art. -- 29.12.2015 -- In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.

16 days ago

Outstanding literature -- 16.09.2016 -- DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.

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Arts.21 -- Quarantined Arts -- The Coronavirus has infected the creative sector. How will that impact the cultural industry – and society?

14 days ago

Shift -- British Police use Facial Recognition -- The British police are front runners when it comes to utilization of high-tech-cameras for facial recognition and identification. However, civil rights advocates are concerned about the controversial technology.

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Best of the Horn Challenges Part 2 -- The Sarah's Music Horn Challenge has been a regular - and very popular - element of Sarah's Music. In this episode, Sarah Willis features the best of the Horn Challenges Part 2. Who is YOUR favourite?

7 months ago

A Winter Trip to Munich -- There's lots to do in Munich: visit museums, or the Hofbräuhaus - or try sledding or curling.

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