Gas-guzzling German carmakers face uphill struggle to go green

BERLIN (Reuters) – As Germany speeds up investment in renewables, the energy consumption of its carmakers reveals just how reliant the country’s most important industry is on fossil fuels, a Reuters analysis of environmental data shows. Their dependence lays bare the hurdles automakers face in transforming their own energy consumption while moving the transport sector, responsible for […]

Gas-guzzling German carmakers face uphill struggle to go green

Travel Views: Eifel Region Of Western Germany

Discover the Eifel Region with DW Travel Guide Nicole Frölich! The low mountain range in western Germany extends through parts of the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia. The region has a special geological feature: volcanic activity! Nicole travels through the Eifel National Park and explores the fascinating natural beauty of the region with […]

Travel Views: Eifel Region Of Western Germany

Cheers! Munich to stage 1st Oktoberfest after 2-year hiatus

BERLIN (AP) — The annual Oktoberfest festival is on again for this fall, the city of Munich said Friday, following a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dieter Reiter, the mayor of the Bavarian capital, said the popular beer festival will be held without restrictions from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 – Germany’s national day. The Oktoberfest, first held in 1810 in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese, has been canceled dozens of times during its more than 200-year history due to wars and pandemics. The announcement was welcomed by the Bavarian hotel and restaurant association.

Cheers! Munich to stage 1st Oktoberfest after 2-year hiatus

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Big business joins forces to bridge Germany’s growing skills gap

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s industrial heavyweights are teaming up to retrain workers in areas such as software and logistics to fill a growing skills gap and avoid layoffs among workers of all ages as the economy shifts to clean energy and online shopping. More than 36 major companies, ranging from auto suppliers such as Continental  and Bosch  to industrial […]

Big business joins forces to bridge Germany’s growing skills gap

Walking Tour: ‘Meersburg’ On Lake Contance In Southwestern Germany

Meersburg is a town in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. On the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee), it’s surrounded by vineyards. Medieval Meersburg Castle houses the Fortress Museum, showing a medieval living room and castle dungeon. Nearby, New Palace has baroque architecture and frescoes. Above town, the Droste Museum displays poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s […]

Walking Tour: ‘Meersburg’ On Lake Contance In Southwestern Germany

Climate change is real: World set to face 1.5 disasters a day by 2030

Human activities and behaviour of climate change are contributing to an increasing number of disasters around the world, threatening the lives of millions of people, as well as all social and economic benefits, according to a UN report released on Tuesday. The Global Assessment Report (GAR2022), published by the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction […]

Climate change is real: World set to face 1.5 disasters a day by 2030

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Walking Tours: ‘Baden-Baden’ In Southwestern Germany (Video – 2020)

Baden-Baden is a wealthy spa town at the edge of the Black Forest in Baden Württemberg. The town is located south west Germany, near the border with France – around 1 hour by car from Strasbourg. Baden-Baden is famous for thermal bath and the Kurhaus complex (built in 1824) with the Spielbank (casino) where also […]

Walking Tours: ‘Baden-Baden’ In Southwestern Germany (Video – 2020)

Walking Tour: Würzburg – Southern Germany (4K)

Würzburg is a city in Germany’s Bavaria region. It’s known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, particularly the 18th-century Residenz palace, with ornate rooms, a huge fresco by Venetian artist Tiepolo and an elaborate staircase. Home to numerous wine bars, cellars and wineries, Würzburg is the center of the Franconian wine country, with its distinctive […]

Walking Tour: Würzburg – Southern Germany (4K)

Walks: Lindau On Lake Constance In Germany (4K)

Lindau is a town on Lake Constance (or Bodensee) in Bavaria, Germany, known for its old town on Lindau island. The harbor has a Bavarian Lion statue and a stone lighthouse with lake and mountain views. On the harborfront Seepromenade, the 12th-century Mangturm is a former watchtower with a pointed, tiled roof. Near restaurant-lined Maximilianstrasse, […]

Walks: Lindau On Lake Constance In Germany (4K)

France’s Macron wins second term, beating far right’s Le Pen

PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin in Sunday’s election, early projections by four pollsters showed, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake. The first projections by Ifop, Elabe, Opinionway and Ipsos showed Macron securing 58.2%-57.6 of […]

France’s Macron wins second term, beating far right’s Le Pen