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There's new street art adorning the walls of Cape Town's Salt River - courtesy of the annual International Public Art Festival.
Mark and Genius in Cape Town have been working together for a decade reworking discarded iron into high-end pieces of art.
DW- viewer Joaquin Sosa took a vacation with some friends in the northern Argentinian provinces Catamarca and La Rioja, where wine making and rugged countrysides make for a stunning atmosphere.
Lizete Zimmermann explores Blumenau, which is considered Brazil's most German city. The city has a rich Oktoberfest tradition. After the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it's the country's biggest folk festival.
Every year, engaged couples have the opportunity to get married on Robben Island - once a beacon of hate - on Valentine's Day.
When you look across the New York City skyline, you might notice the thousands of wooden water towers that line the tops of the buildings. Cheddar Explains why there are so many water tanks and why they are still wooden.
Winning an Oscar isn't just about making a good movie. Studios, actors, and marketing firms run expensive campaigns for months prior to the big night. Here's what it really takes to bring home an Academy Award.
The art expo in the heart of the Cape Winelands will be running from 11 February to 30 April 2020.
Journalist Carles Claver takes you through his home town and shows its historical and modern sides. The tour begins at the central market, the Mercado Central, and ends in the City of Arts and Sciences.
Freddy Quiros from Costa Rica has created a portrait of the French capital in a short video.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. 16 to 17-year-old drivers are almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than drivers who are just two years older. So why is the minimum driving age still ...
Hollywood has transformed the red carpet into a platform for actors and actresses to showcase high fashion before award shows like the Oscars. But it didn't always used to be this way. Cheddar explains how the red carpet came to be a staple of awa...
In frozen Greenland, climate change may create new opportunities for investment. As the glaciers dwindle, and the ocean thaws, economists have been showing increased interest in the country's resources and development.
Specialized European restaurants in London fear that Brexit will mean they will be left without good staff to hire. And some of their international guests are already leaving the British capital.
Germany is taking extensive precautions against the swine fever spreading on its eastern border. But many question whether shooting wild boars and erecting temporary fences will be effective at keeping the pathogens out.
The Department of Defense has a widespread influence on Hollywood, from hardcore action films to comedies like Pitch Perfect 3. Turn's out, it’s actually a century old practice. But just how involved is Washington?
A stunning viewer video of a ski trip in the Austrian Alps includes impressive drone footage.
A Haifa local leads the way through the beautiful port city in Israel. The tour includes the Baha'i Gardens, a cable car journey up Mount Carmel and a visit to the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood.
Monk parakeets from South America are multiplying in Madrid and endangering Spain's native birds. Bird conservationists and the city of Madrid want to take drastic measures to tackle the green parakeets.
Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.
In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
DW viewer Svitlana Seliverstova from the Ukraine went to Venice with her son. The trip was his gift to her for Mother's Day.
Globetrotter Steve Hanisch visits Cali in Colombia and tries dancing the Salsa.
Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." You've seen it many times, but you've probably never considered why it was there. Cheddar expl...
Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.
Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.
DW viewer Rainer Gottlinger took a cruise down China's longest river, the Yangtze. He captured the highlights like the Three Gorges Dam and natural surroundings on video.
DW viewer Geovanna shows you around San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market. She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
Freezing and charming at the same time: a journey through northern Norway. Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the Lofoten islands, including isolated Fjords, fishing villages and the world's best cinnamon buns.
The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.
The Beethoven House was founded in 1889, and includes a museum and memorial site devoted to Bonn's most famous son. A new permanent exhibition shows what Beethoven was like as a person, as well as an artist.
Vienna is famous for its food -- including Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte. We talk to a chef and a pastry chef to find out what makes these dishes so special.
Nobuntu Ma-awu shares her story about her HIV status and how the births of her two children led her to help others with non-profit organisation mothers2mothers which received a large donation from British Airways's charity initiative.
Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.
A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.
Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.