Construction is the biggest source of political corruption in the world, and here a case in point: the existence of hermit Friedmunt Sonnemann is being threatened by the construction of an elevated Moselle River overpass, that according to critics is neither wanted nor needed by the inhabitants. (video copyright dpa)
Annually over 100 million animals are lodged in Frankfurt's Animal Lounge. A wide assortment of living creatures are temporarily received, examined by a veterinarian and lovingly cared for. Viel Spaß!
Our German George Clooney enjoys star treatment in the form of a Ristretto. Viel Spaß!
The band Silbermond performs their song "Leichtes Gepäck," in which singer Stefanie Kloß sings about freedom from material goods as a metaphor for having a clear mind and conscience.
Andreas and Chris Ehrlich perform illusions in front of large audiences around Germany. Now they are ready to take on some even larger venues and projects, as long as no one gives away their trade secrets!
At a preview concert, German singer, rapper, and songwriter Clueso talks about the making of his recent album.
As the youngest in the royal family, Prince Dietbert shows little direction or motivation except when it comes to girls. But his life is about to change.
"12 heißt: Ich liebe dich" is a made-for-TV film about the consequences of having lived in the GDR. As Bettina Kramer makes call after call, it becomes clear that she is a woman with a difficult past.
Enjoy the lovely voice of German singer Florence Joy as she performs her song entitled "Mein Ziel" ("My Goal") about her wishes for her life.
The bicycle turned 200 years old on June 12, 2017. Of course, it hasn't always looked like it does today. This video shows the development over the last two centuries and introduces the inventors who were behind it.
Adel Tawil, former singer of the German pop band Ich und ich, has made every line in this song a reference to an 80s or 90s pop song. Included are references to The Bangles, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Cutting Crew, Elton John, Louis Armstrong, Ultravox, David Bowie, EMF, Prodigy, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Guns 'n' Roses, Depeche Mode, Cypress Hill, Bros, Boys II Men, Beck, Rage Against the Machine, and Nirvana. See if you can figure them all out!
„Nicos Weg“ is a series for German learners. In the first episode, Nico is listening to German lessons when he runs into Emma and her mother.
Lena tries to get out of East Germany to see her dying sister and comfort her niece.
Singer Wincent Weiss has won the prize for best German artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards and an Echo Award. This optimistic song is about not giving up on relationships, even when it seems like it will take a miracle for things to work out.
The weekly political satire show “extra 3” takes a look at what it really means to be an environmentalist. Do certain habits really make a difference, or do they just make someone feel better?
Bookshop owner Oskar isn't exactly happy when his brother suddenly appears. He is as skeptical of his brother's intentions as actress Yvonne Klosterfeld is of the notion of true love.
AnnenMayKantereit’s light and playful acoustic pop hit “Jenny Jenny” is about a flight attendant who has traveled the world and lived the dream — but has it really made her happy?
The Lochmühle Amusement Park, situated on a former pony farm near Frankfurt, offers plenty of rides and entertainment for young children.
With their song "Auf das, was da noch kommt" ("Here's to what's to come"), Max Giesinger and Lotte think positively about the future. Celebrities Luke Mockridge, Michael Schulte, and Mark Forster also have cameos in the video.
We don't know exactly how and when life began on Earth, but the answer probably lies in the depths of the ocean: It is here that the first unicellular organisms evolved.
The little tiger isn’t feeling well at all! Although it's unclear what his injuries are, the little bear bandages him from head to toe and then makes him something good to eat.
Deine Freunde is a German group that writes rap songs for children. This song is about the contrast between what you have to eat at home and what you get to eat at Grandma's when you're a kid.
Cris Cosmo’s yoga-inspired pop hymn “Namaste” is all about cultivating inner peace — and then sharing it with the world.
Heiko "Schotty" Schotte is the "Tatortreiniger," a crime scene cleaner in the greater Hamburg area. Arriving at a job, he quickly finds himself attracted to a receptionist and wants to ask her out — but unfortunately he’s three days into a year-long “women-fast.”
In the piano ballade "Wer wir geworden sind" (Who We’ve Become), Lotte and singer-songwriter Joris present a wistful duet about the darkness and self-questioning that follows a breakup.
German New Wave icon Nena (who sang “99 Luftballons” in the 1980s) takes us back to the era with a breathy synth-pop anthem about optimism and a love of life.
If you ask questions, you'll get answers — and you'll be conversing in German in no time! In this video, you'll get to know the German question words, which Eylin will also introduce with sample sentences.
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