The small Austrian town of Erl is on the border to Bavaria. The new concert hall can seat more than eight hundred people and has the world’s largest orchestra pit.
The Oktoberfest has been attracting beer lovers for more than 200 years. If you thought that's impressive think again: another Munich beer culture landmark – the Hofbraeuhaus – has been doing that for twice as long.
Contemporary sounds top the agenda at Cologne's Eight Bridges festival. We're heading there for the most recent edition to hear works by Steve Reich, Bernhard Gander and Hans Abrahamsen.
India's new PM Narendra Modi has received a rapturous welcome in New York. He pledged to unleash India's economic potential. Washington has hastened to court the Indian premier, who was once shunned by the US.
The world premiere of "Tableaux Vivants d'une Résistance" (Living Images of a Resistance) on September 23 in Bonn's Beethoven Hall exceeded expectations and turned out to be a triumph for the composer.
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