Berlin is a few hours' drive from the next ocean. But the Spree River and numerous lakes in the surrounding region offer Berliners plenty of opportunities to get wet - right in front of their house.
The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz in central Germany is a quintessential English landscape garden. Built by a prince and garden pioneer in the late 18th century, it is one of the largest English parks in Europe.
The World Cup is over and Germany's clubs - without their World Cup stars who are away on holiday - have started their pre-season preparation. Training camps and friendlies are on the schedule.
After battering the Philippines, Typhoon Rammasun killed at least 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in southern China. One of the strongest storms to hit the area in four decades has now reached Vietnam.
Every summer Germany morphs into one big outdoor party with major music festivals happening every weekend. But what do you have to pack to be well equipped at these festivals? Here's DW's top 10 list of unusual items.
Are you suffering from post-World Cup withdrawal, uncertain how you should spend the rest of your summer without football? DW has compiled 10 tips for getting yourself back in form even if your team didn't win.
The wrecked ship Costa Concordia has been stranded off the Italian island of Giglio for two and a half years. Now the last step in the largest maritime salvage in history is about to be completed.
For the third time, Germany and Argentina will compete to become world champions. Here are the 10 things you should know about the team's World Cup history before Sunday's final.
They are fashionably unconventional. African designers are presenting collections in Berlin that combine the classically chic with the traditionally African.
Italian star designer Giorgio Armani has built an empire that goes well beyond the world of fashion. His styles are minimalistic and timeless. Armani turns 80 on July 11.
On Tuesday (08.07.2014), a powerful tropical storm caused destruction in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture. DW's science desk explains the difference between a typhoon, cyclone, hurricane and tornado.
Brazil versus Germany in Belo Horizonte is set to be a fascinating encounter with a spot in the World Cup final up for grabs. DW has a closer look at which players will be most important in tonight's game.
Japan braced for one of the most powerful storms in decades as typhoon Neoguri headed towards the southern Okinawa island chain. Nearly half-a-million people were urged to take shelter as record level winds are expected.
Germany enter the lion's den on Tuesday to face hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte. The two teams know what it takes at this stage of the competition and the winner will play Netherlands or Argentina in the final.
Every year Nobel laureates and junior scientists meet in the Bavarian town of Lindau. The young researchers have different opinions on what challenges are most pressing in science. They've illustrated them for DW.
Fans of unique sounds were in for a treat from July 3-6 at TFF Rudolstadt in eastern Germany. With a name translating to the "Dance and Folk Festival Rudolstadt," it's Germany's biggest event for world and folk music.
For the fourth time in history, the "Equipe Tricolore" are due to take on Germany at the World Cup. Here's a look back at the history of the tussles between the two European footballing heavyweights over the years.
The Hagia Sophia has become a bone of contention: Turkish nationalists want to turn it into a mosque - whereas the patriarch of Constantinople wants to use it once again as a church.
Contemporary art in Putin's Russia: DW presents a peek inside Manifesta. The traveling biennale is taking place in St. Petersburg, amidst a climate of censorship and homophobia.
Illegal gold mines are flourishing on the Indonesian island of Lombok. But while the gold rush is helping local villagers earn a living, the makeshift mining operations are having a negative impact on the environment.
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