In this edition: Why northeastern Spain is regaining its reputation as the world's best place to eat. Plus, the hotly-anticipated new album by Daft Punk, German animation artist Hannes Rall, garden gnomes at the Chelsea Flower Show, and a new fun-loving installment of clipmania.
Globalization and the financial crisis have triggered protest movements all over the world. In many countries, the balance of power has shifted in favor of socialist or social-democratic parties. That provides a fertile breeding ground for a renaissance of social-democratic ideals such as justice, equal opportunity and aid for the weaker members of a society.
For our end of season 'Kick Off! Special', there’s only one team to look at. An all-conquering Bayern side dominated the league before and after Christmas, effortlessly setting record after record. In his final season, coach Jupp Heynckes led the team to the Bundesliga’s highest ever points tally – at 91, the Mighty Bavarians finished a massive 25 points ahead of nearest rivals Dortmund.
The German Chancellor and her Past - Angela Merkel’s Life in Communist East Germany | Xenophobia - the Solingen Arson Attack 20 Years On | Escape from Hell - Wounded Syrians taken to German Hospitals for Treatment | Demographic Change - Alternative Communal Living for Seniors
In this edition, we talk to Susanne von Arciszewski, an executive who heads the division responsible for building the interior of the Airbus A380. We also travel to the western German city of Hagen, where the local soccer league is a study in diversity. And we pay a visit to Helmut Auer, the mayor and sole office-holder in Bavaria’s smallest town hall.