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Max Herre - Will kein Frauentyp sein

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Max Herre is back with his new single "Cloud Nine" and discusses his supposed new role as a ladies's man and his collaborative work with German superstar Udo Lindenberg. (video copyright dpa)

Malerei - Monika Kaeser - Bilder View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German South German

In this second of a two-part series, Diane resumes her interview with artist Monika Kaeser and our tour of her latest exhibition. Comprised, in part, of rubbings taken from medieval sites left by the socially ostracized, her work “in the present breathes [life into] the past and the future is born.”

Halloween - Gruselvergnügen auf Burg Frankenstein

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

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)

Polosport - Poloturnier in Frankfurt

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany Hessian High German

If you thought polo was just a bunch of people on horses slapping a ball around, watched by some rich old ladies in funny hats, you are not all wrong. On the other hand, it makes for some great entertainment! Watch this installment of Rhein Main Aktuell for more!

Johannes Oerding - Morgen View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Singer-songwriter Johannes Oerding presents his song "Morgen" (Tomorrow). There's no time like the present!

Sportfreunde Stiller - Neues Album View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The band Sportfreunde Stiller has had a summer of sold-out shows on the tail of their latest hit single “Applaus, Applaus” (“Applause, Applause”) In this Interview, three bandmembers talk about coming to terms with middle-age while retaining their youthful outlook and inspiration from their fans. Kopfhörer aufsetzen, Musik aufdrehen! (video copyright dpa)

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 13 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Continuing with relative clauses, the class gets into the details of which noun is actually being described in the relative clause, and Aaron verbally decapitates Isaac Newton in the process! Luckily the apple fell on Newton's head, which remained firmly attached to his neck. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

50 Jahre James Bond - Ausstellung im Museum Folkwang

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

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)

Theater - Festspiele Bad Vilbel View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The Bad Vilbel Castle Festival has all the requirements for a great night out: beautiful gardens, top-notch cuisine, a great wine selection, and an excellent theater stage. Wine, dine, and theater in the ruins of a medieval castle…Enjoy!

Malerei - Monika Kaeser - Interview View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German South German

In this first segment, Yabla’s own reporter Diane interviews artist Monika Kaeser about her exhibition in the Faust Archive and Museum in Knittlingen, Baden-Württemberg. Ms. Kaeser takes impressions of carvings etched in the walls of medieval towers by those imprisoned there long ago and transforms them into fascinating watercolor images!

Alexander Knappe - Weil ich wieder zu Hause bin

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Alexander Knappe grew up in Cottbus and had a promising career in soccer, until an injury when he was 18 years old forced him to give it up. He was later on X-Factor and finally got his big break with this song, “Weil ich wieder zu Hause bin” (“Because I’m back home again”), when it reached number 79 in the German pop charts in June, 2012. Kopfhörer aufsetzen, Musik aufdrehen!

Weltrekord - Bäume-Umarmen

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

These are not a bunch of free-ranging hippies, on the contrary: the World Wide Fund for Nature organized the event in Grugapark in Essen with a very clear goal in mind – to publicize the need to protect our forests as wildlife habitat. What better excuse do 848 people need to hug a tree? Viel Spaß!

Tanzen - Auf acht Rollen

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

In the mid-1970s disco ruled and roller skates were so big they made science fiction movies about them, in fact the movie Rollerball is still a huge cult film. Well now roller skates are back in a big way. Forget inline skates: if you think it is “easier” because you have four wheels, well think again! This video gets into a roller skating class in Berlin whose teacher is trying to change put Berlin clubs on wheels! Viel Spaß!

Herbst - mit Eva

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Yabla's very own Eva takes us on a nice stroll though an autumnal German park and fills us in on the best things about the German vocabulary for this time of year. Enjoy!

Rhein-Main Szene - Hochheimer Weinfest View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany Hessian High German

Hochheim, a small town in Hessia, is the annual scene of the lively Hochheim Wine Festival. Rhein-Main Szene reporter Thomas Raudnitzky is there to show you the chainsaw wine angel sculpture and to interview the Hochheim Wine Queen. Prost!

Katherine Heigl - Sie liebt deutsches Essen

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Not too long ago, American actress and film producer Katherine Heigl, best known for her work in Grey's Anatomy, visited Esslingen, the birthplace of her grandfather. Now she is back visiting Germany, where she particulary prizes the food: bratwurst, sauerkraut, and above all, spaetzle. Guten Appetit! “Copyright dpa”

Deutschkurs in Blaubeuren - Der Relativsatz - Part 12 View All Episodes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The class continues working out the details of the relative clause pronouns dessen and deren. Mia finds herself rebuffed when she suggests that the woman whose husband has disappeared is now entertaining another woman, leading to a discussion of the difference between unterhalten and sich unterhalten. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Geologische Sensation - Älteste Saurierspuren in Deutschland

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Imagine discovering an old animal footprint in a rock, and then finding out it is 316 million years old! An amateur geologist in North-Rhine Wesphalia was out walking with his kids and discovered exactly that: the footprint of a pre-dinosaur, which when it lived was about the size of a pig. This sensational discovery will be exhibited soon in Bochum’s German Mining Museum. (Video copyright dpa)

Die Amigos - Sehnsucht, die wie Feuer brennt

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The German Schlager duo Die Amigos are an excellent example of the kind of music that appealed to your grandparents’ generation, yet for some reason still command an audience today in Mitteleuropa. Strictly for fans of the surreal! Kopfhörer aufsetzen, Musik aufdrehen!

Der Pott ist da - Der DFB-Pokal

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The soccer champions BVB Dortmund and FC Bavaria Munich both have their eyes on the prizes again this year. Hear some of the club managers tell their strategy to get to the championship game, which will take place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 12th this year.