Willanzheim is home to just 1500 residents but it has three fortified churches. They offered local residents from attacks in medieval days. Now the outhouses have been restored and are a major tourist attraction.
There are some 300,000 amateur climbers in Germany. The northern German city of Lübeck offers local enthusiasts the opportunity to learn how to climb in a former gasworks.
With over 450 galleries and 20,000 practicing artists, Germany's capital is an important production site for comtemporary art. Affordable studios and project space are among its main selling points for artists from around the world. "Every generation re-invents Berlin for itself all over again", says successful gallerist Judy Lybke.
Marcus Traub is a sausage vendor from Hof. He shows us a wanderlust park, the former inner German border and a local monument.
The Vogtland in the heart of Germany has been exporting musical instruments and fine lace worldwide for centuries. But that's not all the region has to offer.
"The Wyld" is a Los Vegas-style spectacle that cost over ten million euros. It has just opened at Berlin's Friedrichstadtpalast.
A host of jazz clubs have sprung up along the Elbe River in Hamburg. Musicians and visitors alike love the atmosphere of the port at night. We go on a musical tour of the Golem Bar, the Feuerschiff and the Hafenbahnhof.
A 4.5 km long promenade surrounds Münster's historic center. Flanked by linden trees, the route is open only to pedestrians and cyclists. With its medieval relics and modern sculptures the walkway has a lot to see and to experience.
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.
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.
Berlin Food Week just kicked off, offering visitors cooking demonstrations, lectures and food markets. It's proof of Berlin's food craze and the fact that its culinary scene is catching up with the rest of the world.
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.
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.
Bruce und Kelly Finkelstein from Virginia Beach visit the world’s largest beer festival, where they sample local fare and the fairground.
Margarita Matvejeva from Moscow shows us around the city of Heidelberg, from the historic district to the university library to the open-air Thingstätte theater.
Andrea Arrigo and Eugenio Etcheverry trace the past on a walk through Nuremberg. Places they visit include Nuremberg Castle and a medieval prison.
Flavia and Rodolfo Muller from Brazil discover Rostocks seaport area, the town hall and a medieval astronomical clock that still works.
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.
The Berlin Wall and its fall inspired many to adorn its surface with personal and political art.
In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
Once feared locations in East Germany's communist dictatorship are now memorials and museums.
This week we travel to the Vogtland region, Willanzheim in Bavaria, Cologne and Braunschweig.
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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