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DW viewer Juan Facundo Cuello shows you the center of the Argentinian capital, the traditional barrio of La Boca with its colorful houses, and the hipster district Palermo Soho with its bars.
The artist Lyonel Feininger was so impressed by the village church that he immortalized it in 13 paintings, and architect Ernst Neufert built a timber house in Gelmeroda that is now a pilgrimage site for Bauhaus fans.
This summer, far-right extremists hounded migrants through the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Now, weeks later, locals remain divided over immigration. Some are actively fighting xenophobia, while others say they fear migrants.
Growing numbers of Croatians are moving abroad because of the country's ongoing economic crisis. The region of Slavonia is particularly affected. Many families have left, forcing schools to shut.
Spain's Galgos, or Spanish greyhounds, are bred for the rabbit hunt. But the less-than-fastest runners are often abandoned or killed once the hunting season is over. It is a common and cruel practice in Spain.
Sebastian van der Sangen shows you around his home city of Amsterdam: Start off with a boat tour of the canals and visit the NDSM wharf, one of the Dutch capital's cultural hotspots.
Since it became a backdrop for the TV series "Game of Thrones", the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has become an even more popular as a tourist destination. DW viewer Viktor Kudzia sent images of his trip there.
A special unit of the Belgian army clears many tons of First World War munitions every year. Traces of the Great War abound, especially in northwestern Belgium where buried grenades have been cleared since 1918.
Fishermen in Naples are struggling to earn a living from fishing. But they are hoping their planned tours of archeological treasure on the seabed will attract enough tourists for them to secure their financial futures.
Ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine are putting pressure on Kiev - with the support of Viktor Orban's government. A group of separatist-nationalists say they want to right "historic wrongs" of the First World War.
Hambach Castle stands on a hill above the sea of vines along the Wine Route. In 1832 the Hambach Festival, a milestone in the democratic movement in Germany, took place there.
Bookseller Martin Murillo Gomez lives in a city as colorful as a paint box. Walking through its streets with their bright buildings is a pleasure he loves to share.
The drinking water in parts of Serbia has been contaminated with arsenic for years. Nearly a million people are affected. The maximum allowed concentration of the carcinogenic toxin was exceeded by as much as 27 times.
Turkish women are using a recipe for Swiss cheese to bring prosperity to their village. And, breaking with the patriarchal tradition in the mountains of Anatolia, their men are supporting them. Their cheese is being exported to Hong Kong.
Could Brexit undermine peace in Northern Ireland? Catholics and Protestants are concerned about the future of the inner Irish border after Brexit. Unionists and Sinn Fein have already been delivering verbal attacks.
Maruf Hasan from Bangladesh was in the French capital for the first time. The classics were on his agenda: the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a boat trip on the Seine.
The central fruit and vegetable market and the National Monument commemorating the struggle for independence are among Amelia Virgiani Pertiwi's favorite places in the Indonesian capital.
This is where minnesingers met to compete, Martin Luther translated the Bible into German and students demanded German unity. Wartburg Castle is both a tourist attraction and a landmark.
Camerino, Italy, devastated in a 2016 earthquake, is crumbling despite authorities' promises to make the houses habitable again. Camerino's residents found shelter in nearby communities and are waiting to return.
Microchips are making life more convenient for thousands of Swedes, but data protectionists are worried that the digital implants could be misused by state or private interests. Some users enjoy not needing keys to unlock their doors.
The lord of a chateau has joined forces with activists to stop construction of a bypass in the Vallee Dordogne. It's no isolated case: all across France protest movements against infrastructure projects are taking shape.
Halloween for many means trick or treating, dressing up as ghosts or carving pumpkins, but the holiday is actually celebrated in many interesting ways by different cultures. From Día de Muertos in Mexico to the Kawasaki Halloween Parade in Japan!
Traditionally, cantors, the musical prayer leaders in synagogues, are men. Sofia Falkovitch wants that to change. She was the first woman in Europe to train for the position. Now she proudly takes her place at the front of the synagogue.
In the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, criminal gangs claiming to be associated with Islamic State have established a reign of terror. Greek authorities see no evidence for links to the Islamist terrorist group.
The murder of a woman journalist has sparked a debate over corruption and fraud among Bulgaria's politicians and oligarchs. Journalists complain that the government is curtailing media freedom.
Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
Turkey hopes to stem the flow of Syrian refugees with an 800 kilometer wall along its border. Now, vast refugee camps are forming on the Syrian side. Many families are separated by it.
Shorter waits for donor organs are luring patients to Spain from across the European Union. Spaniards in desperate need of transplants have to wait longer. Spanish authorities are considering a minimum residence requirement of two years.
350 years of garden art: The Herrenhausen Gardens are one of Europe's best known landscape parks. The Baroque ensemble transports visitors back to the time of Princess Sophia, who had the gardens built next to her palace.
Film backdrop, day-trip destination and ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty: like a vision from days of chivalry, this Neo-Gothic castle sits on a bluff above the Swabian Alb. We drop by for a visit.
The Cliffs of Moher are a unique and special sight in County Clare on Ireland's west coast. They rise as high as 200 meters straight up from the Atlantic waves.
In 2017, this over-5000-year-old city in Iran was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. DW globetrotter Steve Hanisch had a look around.
Turning unused urban spaces into vegetable gardens is a trend that has many adherents in Berlin, because it's eco-friendly and promotes a sense of community. Visit the Himmelbeet Cafe and the Prinzessinnen gardens.
Cash-strapped football club Gulspor in the southwestern Turkish city of Isparta has sold 18 youth players to pro teams. With the income, they bought 10 goats. The Turkish team hopes to make a tidy profit from the sales of goat's milk.
Bulgaria is banking more and more on hydroelectric power. It's already authorized the construction of 300 new dams. But environmental organizations say these will destroy valuable ecosystems and won't produce much electricity either.
A humanitarian crisis is looming in Bihac, near Bosnia's border with Croatia. Refugees are flocking here, hoping to enter the EU. Each day people cross fields still littered with landmines from the Bosnian War in an attempt to reach Croatia.
Right-wing extremists have recently whipped up anti-immigrant sentiment in the eastern German cities of Chemnitz, Dresden and Kothen. Why are so many residents here susceptible to the hatemongers' rhetoric?
More and more Germans are retiring to Bulgaria, because the cost of living is lower. But it doesn't always work out as hoped. Expenses pile up, communication can be difficult, and some hoping to return to Germany find they've burned their bridges.
In Rotherham, northern England, several trials in connection with the massive sexual abuse of at least 1400 children and teenagers have begun. Most of the accused are men of Pakistani origin. More and more of the victims are telling their stories.
Many Tatars believe their culture is endangered, as their language is no longer a compulsory subject alongside Russian in Tatarstan's schools. Moscow did away with the requirement. But many in the autonomous republic want it back.
A space boot developed from human sweat ...to a "fashion homage to grandma" are among the creations vying for a top design award.
Whyi Gun Kim from Seoul shows you impressive footage of dancing and adventures in Mexico and Guatemala in Central America.
Graffiti artist Gonzo 247 shows you highlights of his home town, among them Space Center Houston.
Former gang members have fused drill music with the gospel to try and rescue youths from violence and drugs.
Czech conglomerate Agrofert, founded by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, has been accused of subsidy fraud. To what extent is he involved?
The Second World War left thousands of children orphaned in former German territories such as East Prussia. They were seen as the enemy, and grew up denying their identity.
Ahead of the general election in Sweden, right-wing populists are stoking xenophobia by linking crime and immigration. Maher Turkie from Lebanon mediates in Malmo between police, politicians and young people from immigrant backgrounds.