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.
A sampling of the sounds from Richard Strauss' operas, performed in the city in which many of them had their premieres.
Parts of the former German Democratic Republic are still plagued by poor housing conditions that repel new potential residents. But the Glaucha district in the city of Halle has found a way to turn the situation around.
Dieter Meier is a director, artist and musician. He reached a wider audience as front man and co-founder of the the synthpop duo Yello, founded in 1970.
Many German schools don't cater to foreign students. But one school in the city of Halle is trying to change that with special lessons meant to help school-age Syrian refugees learn German and continue their education.
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