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Humboldthain is a popular Berlin park - and home of a tower bult by the Nazis. See what it is used for today.

Soweto gives rise to the first South African female brew master, Apiwe Mawela. We met her to hear the exciting story. See it here. #afrimaxx 

The 49-Euro ticket, also called the "Deutschlandticket," is expected to arrive sometime by April 2023. Here's what we currently know about the successor to the popular 9-Euro ticket.⁠

Christine McVie, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, has died aged 79. McVie is responsible for writing some of the band's most successful songs. McVie passed away on November 30 following a short illness.

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American writer, playwright and civil-rights activist, #JamesBaldwin  died #OnThisDay  in 1987. He is considered one of the 20th century's greatest writers, with the groundbreaking literary exploration of racial and social issues in his work.

As December arrives with its gloomier days, our #DailyDrone  brings us back to Kalte Schenke in Thuringia for a golden summer harvest.

“I hope I will live to see the day, or maybe my children, of a free Iran,” said German-Iranian actress Jasmin Tabatabai. She was among several female artists and journalists who came together to send a message of solidarity to protestors in Iran.

Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its upcoming documentary series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. The six-part series promises an "unprecedented" look at the lives of the royal couple.

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Malawian fashion designer Lilly Alfonso is internationally known for her eye-catching designs for both men and women. As part of her "100 Year Plan" support program, she teaches young female designers, free of charge.


Happy birthday #Jimin ! The #BTS  star turns 27 years old today. One of the most popular members of the K-pop band, Jimin is known for his unique vocals and impressive dance moves. In June, the South Korean group announced they were taking a break to pursue solo projects.

Mourning ceremonies instead of a birthday party: #PrinceHarry  turns 38 today. His birthday falls during the ten days of mourning for his grandmother #QueenElizabethII . Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan stayed in the UK after the death of the Queen to take part in the ceremonies.

#ShahRukhKhan celebrates his 56th birthday today! The Indian actor and film producer is known as the "King of Bollywood" and has appeared in more than 80 films. Each year on his birthday, his fans gather outside his house to catch a glimpse of him. @iamsrk  #HappyBirthdaySRK 

Germany in 1945, and Germany today – time-lapse artist Paul Wehden takes us time travelling through Berlin: From #Gendarmenmarkt  and Museum Island to the #Oberbaumbr ücke bridge and #Alexanderplatz  train station. Have you ever been to any of these places?

Switzerland has just set the #worldrecord  for the longest passenger train in history! After taking a hit during the pandemic, Rhaetian Railway hopes the event reminds people of the beauty of train journeys. Can you guess the length of the train?

#OnThisDay , in 1958, the legendary musicia #Prince  was born. What followed was a boundary-breaking musical career, marked by hits such as "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry." Here's a look at how he changed over the years 🎼🎼

French actor Jean-Paul#Belmondo  died at the age of 88. He represented the "French New Wave" in film – a go-getter with heart and humor – a rebel with a big mouth. The French actor has also made a name for himself internationally as an action hero.

We dug deep into our archives and found this absolute gem: an interview with #AngelaMerkel  in the year 1995. These days the whole world knows her name; back then the host seemed to still be having trouble with it. #merkel  #interview  #archive  #1995 

Thousands of people in #Berlin  attended a solidarity rally for #Ukraine  where prominent writers, artists and other cultural figures spoke out against the war. #Bebelplatz  #UkraineRussianWarRussianWar 

Q: If you would win the next election, what would you do to promote culture? „I would just insure that there is freedom. If there is freedom, culture will flourish“, @HEBobiwine  on our „Creatives from Africa“ panel @DW_GMF  #dw_gmf