These red figures are not mutated garden gnomes, they are the founding father of Communism, Karl Marx! Artist Ottmar Hörl from Nuremberg created 500 of these statues to celebrate Marx's 195th birthday.
The Folkwang Museum put together a fantastic exhibition of James Bond posters for 007 fans, a few examples of which are available to see online. Were developments in modern society reflected in British spy films? Were James Bond’s martinis really “shaken not stirred?” Take a taste of this video cocktail and find out! (video copyright dpa)
Water fountains: they not only give us fresh water, but they are also often architectural works of art. In this video Günther and Gaby Walz give us a tour through the city of Karlsruhe, showing us the most important fountains and explaining their significance. Enjoy this little plunge into Karlruhe's history!
Who needs Hollywood? Well, everyone in the film industry, really, but there is enough glamour at the annual Berlinale Film Festival to keep the paparazzi shouting. Hear actor Jürgen Vogel and actress Birgit Minichmayr discuss their exciting new film entitled Mercy. (video: copyright dba)
In part one of this series, Yabla star reporter Diane attends the Peter and Paul festival in Bretten, where she not only dons medieval garb, but proceeds to take lessons in loading and shooting a replica of an ancient matchlock musket, and all in a genuine Baden dialect!
Part two of this series takes Yabla star reporter Diane to a catapult stand, where the carnie gives her a detailed account of the history of the catapult, and on to the "Mercenaries" club, whose members wear medieval costumes and barter their services in Bretten's Peter and Paul Festival. Enjoy!
In this next part, Yabla star reporter Diane tells us tales of the battle between Bretten and the Duke of Württemberg, of the fattened puppy that fooled him into retreat! We are also presented with the conjuring of a court jester. Viel Spaß!
Most people tend to associate symbols like roses and hearts with the term "Romanticism." However, visitors' searches for such things at the special exhibit "Black Romanticism" in Frankfurt am Main are proving futile. Instead, images of nightmares and demons lie in wait for them. Copyright dpa
Der Struwwelpeter, known famously in English as “Shockheaded Peter”, is a brutal set of stories from the 19th century intended to terrify children into behaving.
In 1891, Mark Twain wrote “Slovenly Peter”, his own translation of the book.
This video selection, made in the 1950s, adds a fantastic, surreal element to what is already a bizarre selection of tales. Copyright: RheinMainTV.
The German Democratic Republic no longer exists and nostalgia ("Ostalgie") for the "good old days" may be fading out. Nevertheless, the "Trabi" is still going strong on 50 miles per gallon. Learn about the cult status that this relic of former communist East Germany has achieved. Viel Spaß!
Seligenstadt is one of Germany’s oldest towns and is widely known for its Carnival parade. In this interview we meet three important participants of this parade and find out more about Carnival history.
The photography students of the Visual Arts Academy are given the opportunity to participate in an actual photoshoot with models wearing the new collection of the Serbian fashion designer Slavna Martinovic.
Singing is fun, and the Primacanta children turn the Römerberg square in Frankfurt into their own stage for making making music together. Rhein-Main reporter Melissa Bosnjic reports from Frankfurt am Main.
American kids get to make up their own "dungeons" in basements for Halloween fun, but in Germany you can go to the real Frankenstein Castle! Strictly for those who enjoy be frightened... viel Spaß am Halloween! (video copyright dpa)