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On the Up: Electric Gliders | Made in Germany
The future supposedly belongs to e-cars. But what about planes? German company Lange Aviation is already working on a further technological revolution. Axel Lange's firm produces sailplanes powered by electric engines. They're probably no alternative to conventional aircraft engines, but special aircraft could benefit from the new technology. A report by Christian Pricelius. More Made in Germany: http://www.dw.de/made-in-germany-the-business-magazine-2015-01-06/e-18130315-9798
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The living statue world champion John Eicke| DW English
We're at the annual Living Statue Championship in the Dutch city of Arnhem. John Eicke from Germany is here for the sixth time. His simple white costume sets him apart from all the others. He calls his presentation "Blanco". For more Euromaxx go to: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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Walled in! - The inner German border | DW English
more: http://www.dw-world.de/english For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall that divided Germany. Today, it is difficult to imagine what was bitter reality just a few decades ago. For the first time, a realistic computer animation reveals the vast security system of Germany's inner border and the Berlin Wall, both of which were recreated virtually in the greatest detail. The animation is part of the DVD "Walled in! What the Cold War frontier in divided Germany was really like" which can be purchased at DW's online store http://store.dw-world.de.
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Vintage! Porsche-powered Karmann Ghia | Drive it!
Jochen Bader's Karmann Ghia RS is one of a kind. It's part Volkswagen, part Porsche and a whole lot of fun. He took the sporty body of a 1970 Karmann Ghia and pumped it full of Porsche technology. The result is a Ghia with an output of 321 horsepower and a top speed of more than 300 kilometers an hour. More from this edition of Drive It!: http://www.dw.com/en/drive-it-the-motor-magazine-2016-06-14/e-19287208-9798
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A stroke of fate changed history - Germany: Berlin Wall anniversary | Focus on Europe
A stroke of fate changed history: on November 9, 1989 a member of the politburo announced at a press conference that East Germans would be free to travel. He mistakenly said they would take immediate effect, prompting a breathtaking 24 hours that changed history. The new travel regulations were intended only to calm the increasingly tense situation, with citizens leaving East Germany for the West in droves via third countries. The resulting chain of events led to the fall of the Wall. Read more: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2014-11-06/e-17990696-9798
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Think big: Cars "made in Ghana" | Africa on the Move
Ghanaian inventor Apostle Kwadwo Safo has opened up a factory which produces SUVs and pickups "made in Ghana." Customers include, among others, the police. Ghana is seeking to promote products made locally.
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Miniatur Wunderland: The world's largest tiny airport | DW English
Miniatur Wunderland, with its small-scale model trains and landscapes, is one of Hamburg's biggest tourist attractions. Highlight: the world's largest miniature airport. For more go to http://www.dw.com/lifestyle
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Norway’s tips for achieving happiness | DW English
Norwegians are on average the happiest people in the world. What‘s their secret? It has to do with a high living standard, a life close to nature and a generally constructive attitude. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/euromaxx/s-7555
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The world's tastiest croissant | Euromaxx
Benjamin Turquier makes the best croissants in Paris. His creations have even won prizes! So what's the secret to his success? More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/english/euromaxx
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Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood Star | Journal Interview
Bollywood: Illusion and Reality in India's Dream Factory
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Building with textile concrete | Tomorrow Today
Reinforced concrete is heavy and its steel skeleton vulnerable to rust. Now researchers have replaced the steel with carbon fibre mesh. The result is lighter and more flexible than standard concrete slabs.
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Arts.21 | Dance Theater
The news of the sudden death of Pina Bausch sent shock waves through the dance world. Not even three weeks ago,she was celebrating the premiere of her newest work in Wuppertal. Pina Bausch was a groundbreaking choreographer. Since the 1970s,she has revolutionized dance around the globe with her Wuppertal Tanztheater traveling from continent to continent with her ensemble. Throughout her career,she has challenged the traditional calm of choreographic movement,setting her dancers bodies into a flurry of motion. With theatrical flare,she created fantastic new worlds and stories of her own. Her credo
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Bavaria - In the Footsteps of King Ludwig II | Discover Germany
Ludwig II of Bavaria had castles and palaces built that reflected all his dreams and desires. That's how he became known as the fairy-tale king - a fascinating figure to this day. Discover more: http://www.dw.de/discovergermany
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Zimbabwe farm yields fruit after return of Smart family | DW English
After Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe from power, Robert Smart and his family returned to the lands they had been forced from last year. The news came too late to plant maize or tobacco, but another crop thrived. For more on this story, go to: "First white Zimbabwean farmer to return praises change in government attitude" - https://p.dw.com/p/2pqTY For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
Views: 193885 DW News
The best unpronounceable German words, part 1 | Meet the Germans
From Streichholzschächtelchen to Sonnenblumenkernbrötchen German is known for its long, hard-to-pronounce words. Join Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser as she tracks down native speakers to help with the pronunciation of Germans' best tongue-twisters. Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/meetthegermans.
Views: 21594 DW News
What is the greenhouse effect? | Global Ideas
From droughts to monsoons and extreme weather patterns, climate change may be easy to see and feel, but the issues surrounding it are often far more complex. Global Ideas has come up with a series of films and infographics to answer some of the most pressing problems and explain certain climate concepts and solutions. This time we take a look at what the greenhouse effect is and how it leads to increasing temperatures. We look forward to a lively discussion with you. More information on: www.ideasforacoolerworld.org
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Video of the day | Narrowest house in Europe
The northern German city of Kiel lays claim to having the narrowest house in Europe. It's not the smallest - because it does have six stories - but at it's narrowest point,this building is only 80 centimeters wide. Some people might be a bit put off by all the stairs but the owner,architect Bjoern Siemsen,says it keeps him and his family fit. And the view of the city from the top is well worth the climb.
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Christmas Specialties (1) Lebkuchen from Germany | euromaxx
Christmas time offers a wealth of traditional holiday treats. Our euromaxx reporter Mathias Stamm set out to try his hand at making some of the best-known specialties from various European countries. Today he starts off in Nuremberg, the best place to learn how to whip up a batch of Germany's version of gingerbread cookies.
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Philippines: Plastic Bottles go Solar | Global 3000
In the Philippines' urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway. But Filipino actor Illac Diaz is looking to change that. With his organization My Shelter Foundation, he's come up with an innovative idea: turning empty plastic bottles into lamps. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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Vinyl Records | Made in Germany
Sales of vinyl records around the world are higher than they've been since 1991. Long pronounced dead, vinyl has reestablished itself, and is enjoying fresh popularity.International artists have their LPs and singles pressed by the Pallas company in Diepholz. Pallas is a family operation - Europe's last bastion in the vinyl record market. Now the Beastie Boys have commissioned Pallas to manufacture their newest LP. A report by Jana Wochnik- Sachtleben.
Views: 100668 DW News
Icons of European Design 01 - Dieter Rams and Verner Panton | euromaxx
We go decade-by-decade looking at the most important designs created. We start with the 1960s and examine the works of Dieter Rams and Verner Panton. Rams from Germany made his name designing products for the electronics company Braun. Panton made his name as a furniture designer and interior decorator, especially when he created the Panton S Chair.
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Iconic Designs: The loft cube | DW English
The loft cube is designed for people on the move. When they change locations they can take their home with them. More information: http://www.dw.com/en/living-in-a-box/a-1861078
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100 Years of Leica Photography | Euromaxx
An exhibition in Hamburg "Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography" illuminates many aspects of small-format photography showing some 500 works. In 1914, Oskar Barnack completed the first functional model of a small-format camera. The fact that it could easily be carried in a coat pocket revolutionized photography. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
Views: 63581 DW News
Egypt: The Amazing Forest in the Desert | Global 3000
Fertile land is scarce in Egypt. All of life depends on water from the Nile River. 85 million Eyptians are settled along its banks. The rest of the country is desert. Egyptian and German scientists have now found a way of cultivating forests in the desert sand. It looks like a fata morgana. But the forests in the Egyptian desert are real. They're watered with processed sewage. 24 such forests have sprung up across the country over the past eight years. The sewage is rich in nutrients and fuels the growth of plants like mahagony, eucalyptus and sisal. A Report by Florian Nusch Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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Best Pastry Chef in the World | Euromaxx
Jordi Roca was recently voted world's best pâtissier by Britain's "Restaurant" magazine. We went to visit him in Girona in northeastern Spain at his "El Celler de Can Roca" to check out his deserts. We also visit him at his ice cream parlor "Rocambolesc". More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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A Mexican Company in Germany | Made in Germany
Mexico-based Cemex is the world's third-largest cement maker. The management team at its center of German operations are all German, however. Paulo Ernesto Sanchez Diaz was sent to Düsseldorf to foster cooperation. Intercultural seminars help on the communications front.
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Living in a greenhouse | Euromaxx
Garden shop owners Thomas and Monika Till live and work amidst palms, ponds, and roses – thereby fulfilling their dream of living in nature. The price they pay is little privacy and hot summer days.
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German Bread - Mass Production vs. Master Baker? | Made in Germany
The Englert family from south-western Germany has been making bread for 90 years, and now has five bakeries. Their biggest rivals are the industrial bakers and discount supermarkets, who sell their wares for cheap. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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Costa Concordia to be dismantled in Genoa | Business Brief
Last summer, the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was refloated and towed to the Italian port of Genoa. Genoa is where the Costa Concordia was built and launched nine years ago. Now it is the place where the passenger ship will be scrapped for an estimated 100 million euros. It is the largest scrapping operation so far in Europe. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
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125 Years of the Pilatus Cogwheel Railway | Euromaxx
The Pilatus Railway in Switzerland is the steepest cog railway in the world - and it's considered an engineering marvel. It leads from Lake Lucerne up to the top of Mount Pilatus. Not only does this allow visitors to see spectacular views, it also benefits Swiss tourism and the hotel located at the top. 2014 marks the railway's 125th anniversary, so we hopped aboard for the ride of a lifetime.
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Stephen Wiltshire: The autistic urban artist with the photographic memory  | DW English
Diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, British artist Stephen Wiltshire is now an internationally successful artist who draws and paints complex cityscapes aided only with his photographic memory. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/1F02C
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Traditional Christmas Food in Germany | euromaxx
We find out how to prepare a delicious roast goose and how to take the stress out of Christmas by ordering a goose that has been cooked by top hotel chefs.
Views: 95085 DW News
Recycling: Old cell phones are a gold mine | DW English
Just about all Germans have three of four old mobile telephones lying about in a drawer somewhere. That's more than 72 million cell phones country-wide. But simply throwing them away is what's really wasteful. The electronic elements of cell phones contain valuable materials such as copper, silver, gold and rare earth metals which can earn their owners good money! Germans can sell their old mobiles on the Internet portal "Wir kaufens". The company that runs it, asgoodas, from Frankfurt-Oder receives more than 6000 cell phones a month. In the US and Britain, such opportunities have existed for a long time. Now the business is gaining momentum in Germany. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/old-cell-phones-find-new-owners/a-15350851
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Coffee Bike | euromaxx
Two young Germans have set up a company selling cups of coffee on „coffee bikes". Tobias Zimmer and Jan Sander built a coffee-bar on a 3-wheeled bike using hybrid technology that works on gas and batteries. The water in each tank of a coffee bike is heated up with a gas heater and then pumped into the coffee machine by battery power. Both Osnabrück and Hanover have them.
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German Nobility, New Horizons 05 - Alexis, Prince of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld | euromaxx
Alexis always knew he would take over and manage his parents' estate. That's why he decided to leave Berlin and move back into the family palace located on the former East-West German border and set an example as an aristocrat who is a civic-minded citizen with a social conscience.
Views: 39727 DW News
Graphene - the material of the future | Tomorrow Today
The EU has pledged a billion euros for research into graphene at a consortium of institutions across the continent. The amazing material is strong, flexible, an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. Some say graphene may well revolutionize computing, telecommunications, and engineering. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/tomorrow-today/s-3062-9798
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Freiburg - Kissed by the sun | Discover Germany
Freiburg in the heart of the Black Forest has a reputation for its high quality of life. It's among the sunniest cities in Germany, and with its picturesque old town and fabulous local cuisine it's a real treat for visitors, too. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
Views: 95054 DW News
Recommended  Freiburg | Discover Germany
Alixe Winter runs a vintners' collective. Her recommendations for Freiburg are: the Dreisamufer café, the gourmet cuisine at the Hotel Colombi and the Jesuit monastery in nearby Merzhausen. You can see more for yourself via our video on demand.
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Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace & Gardens | Discover Germany
There are more than 30 palaces in Berlin and Potsdam. Many are large and magnificent. But visitors are drawn to one smaller building in particular: Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam Find out more: www.dw.de/discover-germany-the-travel-guide-2014-09-13/e-17850279-9798
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How wind turbines are overhauled | Made in Germany
Whether for the mining or the tunnel building industry, wind power or ship's engines - everywhere machines reach a point when they no longer work. But that doesn't mean they're ready for the scrap heap. The Eickhoff company in Bochum repairs old machinery. More of Made in Germany: http://www.dw.de/english/madeingermany
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The tiny Principality of Liechtenstein | Euromaxx - Europe's Microstates
The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny, landlocked alpine country tucked away between Austria and Switzerland. With its 160 square kilometers, it's the 4th smallest State in Europe. Crown Prince Alois tells us more about the unique monarchy. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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The secret of the Grätzel Cell | Tomorrow Today
Michael Grätzel took a cue from nature and built a solar cell that works according to the principle of photosynthesis. Like chlorophyll in plants, a natural dye helps the Grätzel cell capture the energy in sunlight. That makes the cell cheaper than the silicon variety - and enables it to be thinner and more flexible. Read more on http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/0,,16026417,00.html
Views: 9848 DW News
Christmas Traditions in Germany | Euromaxx
We look at some of the Christmas traditions in Germany, including hand-made ornaments, nativity scenes and Christmas carols. More Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/english/euromaxx
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Search for the best-sounding wood | Made in Germany - Handmade
Enchanted wood. That's Andreas Pahler's passion. He's a tonewood supplier, constantly on the lookout for the perfect Alpine spruce to turn into valuable violins and other stringed instruments. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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The Business of Recycling | Made in Germany
Germans are world champions when it comes to sorting and collecting waste. Germany already exceeds the European aim of reusing 4 kilograms of waster per inhabitant. Recycling trash and electrical waste already means the German economy saves seven billion euros of raw material imports a year. In Germany about two million tons of electrical waste are collected and recycled by companies such as Alba. Report by Maria Lesser
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deluxe: London "Gap House" | euromaxx
British architect Luke Tozer has done something many would have thought impossible: He has squeezed a 185 square-meter home into a lot that is just 2.3 meters wide at one end. Appropriately enough,the L -shaped residence is called Gap House and is located in London's Notting Hill neighborhood. The family home also boasts environmentally-friendly heating and rainwater recycling.
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Stuttgart - The State Capital | Discover Germany
Stuttgart is the largest city in Baden-Württemberg, it's the state capital and an economic and cultural center. Anyone planning to visit Stuttgart should definitely make time for a few cultural highlights. More Discover Germany: http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
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Deutsche Bank offices searched in money laundering probe | DW News
German prosecutors have raided the offices of Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender. They're investigating revelations made in the 2016 data leak, known as the Panama Papers. The leaks suggested Deutsche Bank helped customers funnel hundreds of millions of euros into offshore tax havens. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deutschewelle #DeutscheBank #MoneyLaundering #PanamaPapers
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A guide to making small talk in Germany | Meet the Germans
It's often said that the Germans don't really 'do' small talk. But, as Rachel Stewart finds out in this week's episode of Meet the Germans, there are still a few tricks you can use to break the ice here in Germany. Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic - from beer to nudity to complicated grammar - and heads out to get some tips from the Germans themselves. Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. You'll find more from Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/MeettheGermans. And don’t forget to comment with your own experiences! Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deutschewelle #MeetTheGermans #SmallTalk #Germany
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How does climate change affect animals? | Global Ideas
Global warming is leading to changes in vegetation, forcing many animal species to migrate and look for cooler habitats. Check out our latest info film for more. A film by Inga Sieg. More information: http://www.ideasforacoolerworld.org
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