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.
"Art dictates that we not stand still," remarked Ludwig van Beethoven. Hearing all nine symphonies in four days, as we did, or over a period of eight weeks, as you have, is the clearest illustration.
There's wide agreement that something needs to change at Munich's prestigious Gasteig concert hall. But the city is divided over building a new hall or renovating the Gasteig.
When it comes to unfinished building projects, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert hall falls nearly in a category with Berlin's airport. However, the harbor venue now has an expected completion date: January 11, 2017.
The year's biggest event for the mobile industry is now underway. It's a chance for the world's innovators to showcase new products and discuss technological evolution. DW's Chris Cottrell reports from Barcelona.
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