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Full episode 17.08.13 | 18:30 - 19:00 UTC

Euromaxx - Highlights of the Week

Full episode

Euromaxx - Highlights of the Week

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How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps

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100 Ýears of the Arena di Verona

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Women's Handbags as Status Symbols

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The World of Water Slides

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Art Everywhere Project

In this edition: Britain turns into one huge art gallery, the world of water slides, an exhibition looks at the cult and history of the handbag, the Arena di Verona celebrates its one hundred year anniversary with a performance of Verdi's opera "Aida", and British-Berliner Adam Fletcher tells us how to become German in 50 steps.

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How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps

That's the title of the book by British expat Adam Fletcher who now lives in Berlin and who has written about some of the things that in his opinion might be quirky for non-Germans. Some examples include how you conduct yourself at a stoplight in Germany, and the incredible world of German bread varieties.

100 Ýears of the Arena di Verona

The Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy, is the third largest arena in the world and the setting for large open-air operatic performances for the last hundred years. It celebrates its centenary with a production of Verdi's Aida directed by star tenor Placido Domingo.

Women's Handbags as Status Symbols

Nearly every woman has at least one handbag - and which one is as important to an outfit as the right shoes or jacket. Some people are willing to spend a whole month's salary on one and even to be put on waiting lists for special pieces.

The World of Water Slides

Two German water slide experts - Julian und Luka Tschech - show us some of Europe's top attractions, including the Caneva World Water Park in Italy.

Art Everywhere Project

All over Britain works by the country's greatest artists are being shown on more than 20,000 posters and billboards. Entrepreneur Richard Reed came up with the idea for this open-air gallery which is showing replicas of paintings by Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Lucien Freud and many more in some of the most unexpected corners of the country.