The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
A childhood memory of half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets gets DW's Katherine Sacks to explore the charming medieval towns of the Harz Mountains - following in the footsteps of both George Clooney and Goethe.
At 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is Germany's highest peak. If you travel up it via cable car and the weather is clear, you'll enjoy a spectacular panorama.
High up in the Pamir Mountains, surrounded by peaks as high as 6000 meters, lies Khorugh. Khorugh is the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan, an autonomous province within Tajikistan.
The number of people out of work in Germany has increased towards the end of last year. But the rise in unemployment was not as high as labor market experts predicted, partly because a mild winter had a positive effect.
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