In this week's series we introduce some of Germany's best known culinary specialties. Today we focus on Pumpernickel. A bakery in Westphalia has been producing this very dark variety of rye bread for centuries.
German aristocrat and landscape gardener Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau created a series of parks in the 19th century. Muskauer Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Branitzer Park in Brandenburg was the eccentric prince’s last work - and final resting place, which he designed himself.
Checkpoint Charlie on Friedrichstrasse was used by diplomats and the military. The original barriers have been replaced with replicas, but that doesn't particularly bother the many visitors who come here from around the world.
Peat mining left deep traces here. But ever since the peat bog in Minden was placed under conservation, the landscape has started to recover. Today it is a small natural paradise where hikers in this area can catch a glimpse of rare local flora and fauna.
Culture events manager Daniela Cappelluti’s three tips for visitors to Frankfurt are the Main Äppelhaus Orchard Center, the roof terrace of the Hotel Nizza and the Club Michel restaurant.
Frankfurt am Main is known as banking and finance hub. But the city also boasts a museum landscape that’s among the most diverse in Germany.
Karl-Marx-Allee used to be called Stalinallee. The buildings along it were designed to showcase communist East Germany, with fashionable shops and spacious apartments for workers. Now it’s Berlin's largest monument to socialist city planning.
Berlin is full of paradoxes, but whether you're an asylum-seeker or an expat, Berlin is trying hard to welcome you. DW's Lillie Harman experienced first-hand just how intolerant - and welcoming - the capital can be.
The place where Thomas Raufeisen was unfairly imprisoned and interrogated is today his place of work. As a witness who experienced this prison first hand, he guides visitors through East Germany's central remand center.
What makes Germans tick? That's what Anna Magdalena Bössen wants to find out. She is biking through Germany to get to know the country better. Along the way, she recites German poetry in exchange for a place to stay.
Riesling was once among the most expensive wines. Later, wineries focused on quantity, and quality suffered. But in recent years, the pendulum has been swinging back - a boon to Germany's Rheingau Region.
Helping you find a shop close by in a city you don't know, that's what the Yelp app promises travelers. All entries are made by the users themselves making this application crowd sourced content.
Ari and Lia Goetze discover Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle meet under the towering Ehrenbreitstein fortress. They also sample local specialties.
Edward Parrales has come to do a German language course in the Westphalian town of Bielefeld. His tour includes the Farmhouse Museum and Sparrenburg Castle.
Silvio Sotomayor from Córdoba looks for traces of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, on Potsdamer Platz and at the East Side Gallery.
Lilly Nikolaeva from Sofia loves Bayern Munich football club and all that goes with it. The Allianz Arena, the Bavarian capital and the Bavarian way of life.
Miriam Matthey from Maturin spent three weeks touring Germany. We met up with her in the city of Braunschweig.
David Wright from Pennsylvania is visiting Konstanz. He looks out over the town from the Cathedral and takes a boat trip on Lake Constance.
Alexander Martynov explores the university town with its optical museum. He looks down on Jena from the hill overlooking the city and from JenTower high-rise.
We join François, Julie and Marie from Montreal as they explore Dresden.
The ancient Corvey Abbey is the 39th UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany.
Corvey Abbey in Höxter, a World Heritage Site since 2014. Its Westwork is unique, a church annex from the 9th century. It is the oldest preserved Westwork and representative of Carolingian architecture. The subterranean Civitas - an entire medieval city preserved in the ground - is part of the World Heritage.
A multimedia project on 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany. Join us.
High rope climbing gardens combine sports and fun with character and team building.
Berlin's East Side Gallery is hugely popular with tourists. We are offering you a chance to win special decorative tape, with pictures of the graffiti on this famous bit of Berlin Wall. Here's how to win.
Travel destinations Passau, Cottbus, Rhöndorf and Koblenz.
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
A muse, a playground, an industrial necessity: Join us on a tour of Germany's most enchanting river.
Find out what Germany's largest river means to those people who live and work along its shores.
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