Deutsche Welle Episodes
Our viewer Simone Tomirotti from Milan was in Japan when the cherry blossoms bloomed. For residents of Tokyo, Inokashira Park is a favorite destination during the fleeting event.
What exactly is a straw bear? Euromaxx reporter Max Merrill investigates an old German custom. He had to have himself completely wrapped up in 40 kilograms of straw. Could he even move around in it?
This dessert called Mama's Favorite Flowers looks like a potted plant that fell onto the floor. In fact, it's a scrumptious creation of chef Igor Grishechkin from St. Petersburg.
Italian make-up artist Luca Luce is a master of illusions: He transforms his own face and head with geometric shapes, stairs and cracks. They look amazingly realistic.
Croatian Pianist Maksim Mrvica lays into the keys with a vengeance. His crossover interpretations of classical and popular melodies are full of character and power. Seeing him live on stage is a captivating experience.
A boarding school in the state of Jodhpur is helping to empower child brides through education. Child marriages are common in India, despite being illegal. The school project is called Veerni, which means "woman of strength" or "heroine".
Making amends for environmental destruction. Colombian gas provider Promigas is funding conservation projects to compensate for the damage done by its pipelines. The beneficiary is the Los Colorados wildlife sanctuary in the north of Colombia.
Dr. Hubert Monnikes talks about inflammatory bowel disease and why a proper diagnosis is important. The internist is also psychotherapist and psychiatrist. He's head physician for internal medicine at Berlin's Martin-Luther Hospital.
Sleep latency is the length of time that it takes to accomplish the transition from wakefullness to sleep. And there's a simple way to measure it. All you need is a bed, a baking tray, a tea spoon and a stop watch.
German dog breeders fear Brexit will spell the end for British breeds in the EU. Without the UK's gene pool, they worry the canines will become inbred or die out. Owners don't want their four-legged friends to be quarantined for long periods either.
Volodymyr Zelensky plays the Ukrainian president in the TV satire "Servant of the People". Now he's running for that office in real life. Zelensky's presidential campaign is being backed by oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi.
Driving in tough conditions takes courage and a sense for safety. The Arvidsjauer region of Sweden has frozen lakes that provide perfect conditions for taking VW's Arteon out for a test spin.
The Hilux is part of Toyota's 50-year history on the pickup market. More than 18 million of the world's most popular pickup truck have been sold. The 8th generation Hilux has been given a facelift.
The Tarraco is Seat's SUV flagship. It shares a platform chassis with the VW Tiguan Allspace and the Skoda Kodiaq. Drive It! tested the Tarraco on snow and sand.
The Opel Olympia was a technological trend-setter back in the 1930s. It made Opel the first German carmaker to build 100,000 models a year. Its exterior hides a modern chassis and engine.
A McLaren marked with an LT has been stripped down to its bare bones. The 600LT Spider is the lightest car in its class. The uncompromising development aim was reducing its weight by 90 kg.
Companies trademark colors associated with their brands. Infringements trigger lawsuits. Nivea loves its rich blue; Deutsche Telekom's identity is magenta. Customer loyalty and real money are at stake.
Half the world's cars have a coat of paint in black, grey, silver or white made by German chemicals group BASF. We visited the company to find out why sobriety dominates the palette, when so many wild and crazy colors are just waiting to be applied.
Children's toys are often designed to be gender-specific. Girls get pink; boys, blue. Girls get dolls; boys, robots. Gender-neutral toys contribute to breaking down damaging stereotypes. Cristina Cubas says we still have a long way to go.
How three graffiti artists who decorated other people's property without permission morphed into a legit art agency that gets commissions for murals. Xi-Design, a Berlin story.
Exquisite pigments were luxury goods even in antiquity. They were traded across great distances and were a driver of ancient globalization. Modern synthetic dyes are cheap for the most part. Now many people can afford colorful clothing.
Marketing products means seducing consumers. Colors are deployed strategically with the aim of luring target groups. A psychologist and a product designer reveal something about what they consider to be the unconscious processes at play.
Jan Ole Lindner is 16 years old and no longer willing to leave the future of the planet to the adults. So every week, he skips school to protest. He's encouraged other students to take part in a global "Fridays for Future" action day on March 15th.
Many Poles see Russia as a threat, especially since the Ukraine crisis and the annexation of Crimea. In the northeast of Poland is a large contingent of US soldiers, part of NATO's plan to secure Poland in the event of a provocation from the east.
Video blogger Steve Hanisch is traveling in one of the largest winter sports regions in Switzerland - on skis, skates and an airboard.
Germany's largest island is shaped by natural landscapes, chalk cliffs and sandy beaches. It has been a travel destination for those seeking rest and relaxation since the late 19th century.
This year, Switzerland's premier motor show is all about electric cars - from luxury vehicles to powerful sports cars. But is this really the stuff of the future or just a clever marketing strategy?
He once belonged to a street gang, now he's one of Germany's best chefs: Tim Raue. The Berlin restaurant that bears his name has two Michelin stars and rates among the top 50 restaurants worldwide.
It's said to drive out the winter and herald the start of Lent: the traditional "Butter Week" or "Maslenitsa". We visit one especially cheerful Maslenitsa festival, in a sculpture park two hundred kilometers from Moscow.
They're small, light weight and can be strapped to any boot or shoe: "Snowfeet" are part skis, part ice skates and allow you to almost fly down the ski slopes. It's fast becoming a popular new winter sport.
London's National Portrait Gallery is showing a major exhibition of Martin Parr's photos. With much talk about Brexit, it offers an insightful look at all things British - with a touch of British humor.
An urban farming project is securing food sources for thousands of poor people in Quito - by providing access to gardens. Participants currently grow over 900 tons of produce for consumption and sale. The gardens are also good for the climate.
The European appetite for chicken begins and ends with the bird's breast. Other parts are chopped up, frozen and shipped abroad - often to Africa. Poultry imports subsidized by the EU are ruining the market for African farmers.
In Good Shape meets specialist Dr. Fernando Dimeo at a sports medicine treatment facility in Berlin. He knows the most frequent causes of back pain, and shows how to prevent it - and how to provide relief through exercise.
With less money in their pockets, Turkish voters may punish the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in upcoming municipal elections. And the construction boom is weakening. Many developers can't sell their properties, which have become ghost towns.
Russians are feline-friendly. No country in the world has a higher rate of cat ownership. Nearly 60 percent of Russians have at least one cat. And some cat-lovers put up strays in makeshift shelters in their homes.
Soccer-playing boys the world over dream of being scouted by top European clubs. Former Germany defender Klaus Augenthaler was in Lagos to pick 10 young players to represent Nigeria at the world finals of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Germany.
In Jordan, women who work outside the home are the exception. But the country's economic crisis has pushed many women into the workforce. Police work has traditionally been considered a man's job, but women are joining the force in growing numbers.
In China only married couples can access the national sperm bank. Now a campaigner is calling for the law to be changed to allow single women the chance to conceive.
Five years ago flight MH370, bound for Beijing, disappeared from radar screens. To this day no one knows what happened to the plane or where its wreckage is to be found. Jiang Hui's mother was on board. He's fighting for the investigation to resume.
Juan Carlos Contreras Nobles is 16 years old and comes from the village of Sempegua in northern Colombia. He has a twin brother and three other brothers and sisters.
The Bavarian town of Altotting has long claimed to have the region's purest water. Nowadays many people think twice about consuming the water here. Studies have shown it's contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, which might cause cancer.
Any mortal wishing to undertake his final voyage in a railway car or a sailing ship instead of the usual oblong box may simply commission a custom hand-made casket from Crazy Coffins in Nottingham.
The history of mountain photography is presented on site: the new Lumen Museum, 2275 meters above sea level, is installed in an old cable-car terminal on Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol. Ski boots are allowed.
Need ideas for dishes to serve to arch-nemeses? The Disgusting Food museum in Malmo, Sweden, has plenty, from casu marzu maggoty cheese to fruit-bat soup. Mouth-watering to some, stomach-churning to others.
This is heavy metal taken literally: a guitar made of stainless steel and weighing 57 kilos. The average musician alone can hardly budge it. And it has to be tuned with a screwdriver.
In Russia, bands that criticize the system are coming under pressure. The government fears they could inspire a youth movement against the Kremlin. Electro-pop duo IC3PEAK is one of the groups most affected.
Greece's largest ship cemetery, in the Gulf of Elefsina, is finally to be cleared of ugly wrecks and abandoned vessels. It's high time as Elefsina will be a European Capital of Culture in 2021.