South Africa's lockdown drastically changed Cape Town and Mike Zuma's life. He's hoping the tourists will return but, in the meantime, he shows us some of the highlights of his hometown.
The most northern German state has been awarded two World Heritage titles by UNESCO: One for its old beech forests on Rugen and by Lake Muritz, as well as for its old Hanseatic cities, Stralsund and Wismar.
16-year-old Veronika Teflina wants to be a police officer. It won't be easy, because she comes from the Russian Taiga where her parents breed reindeer. To fulfill her dream, she attends a boarding school in Russkinskaya.
The worst war crime since the end of World War II occurred in July of 1995. Bosnian-Serbian soldiers murdered an estimated 8000 civilians. 25 years after the massacre, the wounds have not yet been healed.
Germany's Tonnies slaughterhouse brought wealth to Rheda-Wiedenbruck; decorated sidewalks, renovated buildings - new athletic facilities. But since the corona outbreak in the meat factory, the city is in an uproar.
DW video blogger Steve Hanisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.
A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.
A Gideon Bible in your nightstand is as synonymous with hotels as tiny shampoo bottles and continental breakfasts. So who puts them there? And why is this still a thing?
Refugees in Greece face violence and forcible expulsion to Turkey. Critics say this is a clear contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.
French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.
Have you ever wondered why cats in medieval paintings and illustrations look so wonky? Their little faces don’t look like animals at all. In fact, they look like ugly humans. It's not that the artists weren't talented. This ugliness was intentional.
A hotel in Moscow was turned into a shelter for women subjected to violence by their male partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Many official shelters were full. Women's rights organizations say the situation will remain extremely serious.
Lockdowns and closed borders meant tourism on the Mediterranean island was suspended. Now holidaymakers are back. It's a trial run involving a few hotels and a few thousand guests. Some locals are worried they might bring back the virus to Majorca.
Also called Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States But this second independence day is not a national holiday and most Americans have never even heard of it....
Pubs in the UK are closed, and their owners are sorely missing the revenue. So, they are hosting digital meet-ups for their customers. People can hardly wait for their first real pint of beer, back in the pub again.
Anti-racist protesters in Belgium are demanding that their country confront its colonial past. Their criticism is aimed at former monarch King Leopold II.
Environmentalists are accusing the Slovenian government of undermining democracy. They say it is also having consequences for a major dam-project in the country.
The death of George Floyd in the U.S. has sparked large anti-racism protests in France. Many black people in France feel that they're treated like second-class citizens and have been targeted by police.
Tensions are rising in the Saarland region along the French-German border. An increase in coronavirus cases on the French side has left many on the German side feeling threatened. Local politicians have appealed for calm.
Romania's Roma minority are facing increased discrimination because of the coronavirus. In some regions, tensions are rising between local residents and Roma seasonal workers who've returned home.
Many Russians think alcohol can protect against the coronavirus. Alcohol consumption has soared since the lockdown began. The nationalist group 'Sober Russia' aims to unmask the illegal trade in alcohol.
Hotel operators fear a bad summer season despite the easing of restrictions. Little income coupled with high costs to ensure hygiene spell trouble. Resorts that are usually most popular will be hit hardest.
Poor hygiene in some Bulgarian hospitals means high rates of coronavirus infection among staff and patients. That's especially true in economically depressed areas, where hospitals are often underfinanced, understaffed and ill-equipped.
China has invested billions in projects in Greece, but critics fear Beijing is seeking political influence there, too. Still, construction is not the only industry that has been revived thanks to China.
The Bulgarian-born installation artist was known for bold projects in landmark places such as "The Gates" in Central Park, and "London Mastaba" in Hyde Park.
Autotune was a staple in pop hits throughout the 2000s. T-Pain, Nelly, Daft Punk, and almost every major pop artist embraced the technology. But most of these famous tunes were actually using Autotune incorrectly. So who started this trend and how...
London is closing many roads to cars and improving bikeways. Congestion needs to be reduced anyway, and social distancing on public transport means fewer passengers per trip. Not everybody backs the ambitious plans.
A light designer is putting on shows for his neighbors in the courtyard of their building. He wants to offer a glimmer of hope and express solidarity with people across Europe suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in Italy.
Thousands of refugees are stuck in Turkey after the government misled them into heading to the Greek border. The European Union remains closed to them.
Forest-rich Galicia has a tradition of coffin building. The growing competition of cheap imports from China was making life difficult for the coffin manufacturers. Since the coronavirus crisis there has been a flood of orders.
Backyard grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
Grilling is an American institution. But have you ever wondered where it came from? You might be surprised to learn that the history of your weekend barbecue twists and turns back through the earliest years of America’s past.
If you compare a daytime Soap Opera with a primetime television show you'll likely notice that Soaps just look different. This look has been described as dreamlike, hyper-realistic, or soft. So what's the difference and why? Well it can be traced ...
France is easing coronavirus restrictions. For many it's the end of isolation. The country was hard hit by the pandemic and the lockdown there was particularly strict. Now the French are getting their freedom back.
The border between Germany and Denmark runs right through the center of Rudbol. That's usually not a problem, but now farmers are, for example, having difficulties getting access to their fields.
Ukrainians are facing forest fires near Chernobyl after the driest winter in a century. Thick smoke has even blanketed Kyiv 200 kilometers away. Many people have lost their homes and are concerned about what the summer might bring.
3D movies seem to be on their deathbed. But this isn't the first time that the 3D craze has come and gone - it seems to be a cycle that keeps repeating, every few years. So why is Hollywood so insistent on 3D movies? And why don't they seem to stick?
A village mayor shuttered the local market for fear it might promote the spread of the coronavirus. But now, residents are running low on provisions, and local producers are suffering from loss of income.
During World War II, over 5,000 Jews went into hiding in Berlin to escape the Holocaust. Many survived thanks to help from neighbors or friends. Many of their descendants, fugitives and protectors alike, are friends to this day.
The corona crisis has crippled Spain's tourism industry. Hotel and restaurant owners are facing high losses this summer. The current travel restrictions are sure to keep many foreign guests away. Some in the sector are struggling to survive.
In New Orleans, one of the cities hardest-hit by coronavirus, musician Anna Roznowska and pedicab driver Sarah Grant teamed up to perform mobile concerts.
In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday and in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe we invited the general public to join leading actors in performing three of Shakespeare's iconic speeches from their place of quarantine.
For the better half of the last century, multi-cam sitcoms across television relied on the laugh track to make TV shows better. Thanks to the laff box by Charley Douglass, favorite shows from Friends to Seinfeld would use canned laughter to sweete...
Did you know orange juice wasn't a nationally consumed beverage until the mid 1900's? It feels like the ubiquitous drink of breakfasts all around the country, and yet, its production and consumption has been on the decline for the past few years. ...
Traditional producers of Prosecco are being undercut by some serious competition. But they are determined to protect the integrity of their product, even if they have to resort to unusual measures.
You might not recognize the name, but if you've driven around Los Angeles you'll definitely recognize the style. Googie architecture became popular in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to one man's design. Cheddar explains how this architecture styl...