A Different Take on Europe: Madrid

A Different Take on Europe: Madrid

Away from the usual tourist spots, Spain's capital has plenty more to offer. Location scout Rafael del Vigo shows the locals' favorite places, which are worth a detour.
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From Seville to Granada by train

From Seville to Granada by train

There's no better way to see the sights of Andalusia than aboard the Tren Al Andalus. In old-school style, the train passes through the beautiful countryside with stops for wine tasting and much more.
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The world's oldest restaurant

The world's oldest restaurant

The restaurant was opened in 1725 by French cook Jean Botin and his wife. Later, a nephew took over the restaurant, giving it its present name Sobrino de Botin - nephew of Botin.
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Turkey: Liberal Imam on thin ice

Turkey: Liberal Imam on thin ice

If Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, gets its way, imam Ahmet Muhsin Tuzer will be forbidden from preaching in his small mosque because of his second love: Turkish rock music. Singing breaks a taboo.
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Britain's preppers prepare for Brexit

Britain's preppers prepare for Brexit

Preppers are people who actively prepare for disasters like nuclear accidents or war. Now some survivalists in the UK are readying themselves for what they view as an imminent catastrophe: Brexit.
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Southern Germany gets snowed under

Southern Germany gets snowed under

Masses of snow have brought life to a standstill in parts of Bavaria and Austria. Entire villages have been cut off from the outside world and the threat of avalanches grows with every snowfall. Many districts have declared a state of emergency.
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Under the gun: France's hunters

Under the gun: France's hunters

Hunting has long been a popular pastime in France. But a spate of deadly accidents has many French people calling for the sport to be banned. Around a dozen people were killed during the last hunting season alone.
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To go to work - or to stay home?

To go to work - or to stay home?

In Zimbabwe and Gambia, there are more women in the workforce than men. In industrialized countries like Germany, it's not unusual for women with children to be housewives. Cristina Cubas wonders if German policy deliberately keeps women in the home.
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Personally - but not financially - rewarding

Personally - but not financially - rewarding

The applause, the smell of greasepaint. Acting is an exciting profession. But it's not easy to make a living as an actor in Germany. There's little to no job security. MADE met actress Iris Boss to find out more.
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Warning: risk ahead!

Warning: risk ahead!

The greater the risk, the higher the potential profit. Risk is the engine of innovation, and its nemesis is security.
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Data theft and cyber attacks

Data theft and cyber attacks

The networked society is highly vulnerable to data theft. Cyber crime costs Germany billions.
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The wire rope inspectors

The wire rope inspectors

Jurgen Klein and his colleagues from the Germany company DMT inspect wire ropes and steel cables around the world, ensuring maximum safety. If they make a mistake, it can be a matter of life and death.
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The commercial potential of data

The commercial potential of data

Thais spend more time on the Internet than any other people in the world. Few are concerned about protecting their private data. While some entrepreneurs are exploiting it, others are setting up companies to protect it.
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Innovative: The Opel GT X Experimental

Innovative: The Opel GT X Experimental

With the GT X Experimental, Opel has presented its vision for next-generation e-mobility. With a pared-down front end and "digitally detoxed" interior, the compact SUV concept car is a design standout.
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Power-Packed: The Lexus LC 500

Power-Packed: The Lexus LC 500

The Lexus LC 500 is super-sporty and super-powerful. Its 5-liter, naturally aspirated engine generates 351 kilowatts, but the cruiser it no slouch in the design department, either. We check out a 2-plus-2 seater with rear-wheel drive.
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Silent: Bentley 8 Litre

Silent: Bentley 8 Litre

The Bentley 8 Litre was the biggest passenger car made in Britain in its day. Between 1930 and 1932, exactly 100 of the handcrafted models were produced. Its predecessors had throaty motorsport engines, but for the Bentley, "silence was golden."
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Roomy: The Seat Tarraco

Roomy: The Seat Tarraco

Seat made its name with sporty, economically priced cars from the mid-range down. Now the Spanish carmaker is expanding its SUV range upwards. The Tarraco is the first Wolfsburg-built Seat, and it's also the biggest to date.
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Fighting Iran's strict hijab rules

Fighting Iran's strict hijab rules

Masih Alinejad comes from Iran but lives in exile. She rose to prominence thanks to her online campaigns 'My Stealthy Freedom' and 'White Wednesdays.' Her protest against Iran's compulsory hijab rule has won her followers from around the world.
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Markus Beckedahl: "I have something to hide."

Markus Beckedahl: "I have something to hide."

"Many people are sharing more online because they don't realize it could be used against them," says net activist Markus Beckedahl. He spoke to DW about data protection and IT security. Digital savviness doesn't just happen - it needs to be learned.
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Reporter: Release the Killer Whales!

Reporter: Release the Killer Whales!

In the Spanish holiday resort Tenerife, orcas, so-called killer whales, are trained to perform in shows. Mercedes Hernandez is fighting to stop these shows. Her son, an orca trainer, was killed during a show.
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A road trip across Australia

A road trip across Australia

From Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef: impressions of a 2000-kilometer trip from Australia's biggest city to the world's biggest coral reef.
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A winter trip to Moscow

A winter trip to Moscow

The Russian capital develops an exceptional splendor in winter, from the snow-covered Kremlin to illuminated boulevards, ice floes on the Moskva River and skaters in Gorky Park.
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Enjoying Orlando

Enjoying Orlando

DW viewer Bob Smith shows his home town in Florida, from Lake Eola to the Orlando Eye to Seaworld, a theme park where you can stroke porpoises and feed stingrays.
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Swabian Hall suckling pig

Swabian Hall suckling pig

Simon Kaiser from the restaurant "Das Esszimmer" in in the southern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg is promoting the comeback of an old breed of pig for gourmets, the Swabian Hall swine.
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Indonesia: The sinking capital

Indonesia: The sinking capital

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is sinking by up to 25 centimeters every year. More than 30 million people in and around the city are at risk. Now urban planners have begun to act in the hope of averting disaster.
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DIY: Lego key rack

DIY: Lego key rack

Tend to misplace your keys? DIY expert Franziska Kouidis can help. This time, she shows you how to create a cool key rack using Lego.
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Threatening reporters' lives in Russia

Threatening reporters' lives in Russia

Russia's independent media outlets are coming under political pressure. Journalists have even received death threats. But many refuse to be intimidated.
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Exercise and motivation - the expert's opinion

Exercise and motivation - the expert's opinion

Why we all need to stop making excuses and start exercising: In Good Shape Fit talks fitness and motivation with sports psychologist Prof. Ralf Brand from the University of Potsdam.
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Chronobiology - adapting to biorhythms

Chronobiology - adapting to biorhythms

Achim Kramer has developed a blood test which gives information about an individual's chronobiological predisposition. The chronobiologist works at the Institute for Medical Immunology at Berlin's Charite Hospital.
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One house, two roofs

One house, two roofs

In southern Poland, architect Robert Konieczny has designed a house that is one with nature. Its second roof has a spire that is embedded in the ground. The Ark house's minimalist style makes it an oasis of peace.
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Wonderful Winter

Wonderful Winter

Winter isn't just cold and grey, and it surely doesn't deserve less appreciation than the other seasons. DW shows all the lovely sides of the year's coldest season, and how Scandinavia has learned to embrace it.
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Five Incredible Houses in Europe

Five Incredible Houses in Europe

A house in Portugal has no front windows; a house in Poland is just 2 arms' lengths wide, a silo in the Netherlands becomes a home: 3 of 5 European houses you wouldn't at first glance think could be all that habitable.
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Inside it!: Audi e-tron GT Concept

Inside it!: Audi e-tron GT Concept

Audi offers a glimpse of its third purely electrically powered vehicle with the e-tron GT concept car. The four-door electric coupe is based on a flat-bottomed architecture with a low center of gravity. There's one electric motor for each axle. Wi...
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Test it!: Kia Stinger

Test it!: Kia Stinger

The heyday of Italian automotive design was the 1950s and 1960s - when cars had elongated hoods; short, slanted rear ends; and proportions that promised plenty of power - with panache. Today, Korean makers are claiming the Gran Turismo mantle - li...
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Test it! Honda CR-V Hybrid

Test it! Honda CR-V Hybrid

Honda's new CR-V gets a hybrid version for the first time. While the more powerful electric motor provides the propulsion, the two-liter four-cylinder engine serves as a pure supplier of power in most driving situations.
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Bulgaria's Capital: Sofia

Bulgaria's Capital: Sofia

A visit to Sofia: thousands of years of history have given the city much to offer, from reminders of ancient times to monumental communist-era buildings.
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What's in Store for 2019?

What's in Store for 2019?

A spot of clairvoyance to predict the future is especially popular at New Year's. Plus, the Matterhorn - easily the most distinctive peak in the Alps. And: chocolate made with mustard and onions for the adventurous.
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Under observation - Greece post-crisis

Under observation - Greece post-crisis

To avoid a default, Greece has had to stick closely to rules set down by the EU for eight years. It survived the Eurozone's rescue package. But has Greece really entered stiller waters?
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Face to face - Kristina Tremonti

Face to face - Kristina Tremonti

Fakelaki - that's what Greeks call slipping someone a bribe to get something done. Corruption in the country played a role in sending it into crisis. Yale graduate Kristina Tremonti is fighting against it.
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Reporter - Growing up Behind Bars

Reporter - Growing up Behind Bars

2-year-old Miraz lives with his mother - in a Turkish prison. His mother is a Kurdish activist who was handed down a 4-year sentence for 'terrorist propaganda'. He spends the weekends outside with his father, who does what he can to give Miraz a n...
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Treating eye problems

Treating eye problems

When our eyesight starts to fail, eye disease could be the cause. We talk to Prof. Antonia Joussen of Berlin's Charite Hospital about the progression of various diseases and the treatments that are available.
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A thriftier SUV: the Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid

A thriftier SUV: the Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid

With the Q7 e-tron, Audi has a powerful, fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid SUV in its lineup. The crossover comes with an electric motor, coupled with a 6-cylinder, 190 kW diesel engine, and has a range of over 50 kilometers in all-electric mode. So, ...
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Racing inspiration: the Hyundai i30N Performance

Racing inspiration: the Hyundai i30N Performance

Hyundai first entered the World Rally Championship in 2000 and has been regular a contestant since 2014. Now, the Korean car maker has brought this motor sports enthusiasm to its street-legal N-models. We tested the Hyundai i30N with the Performan...
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Elegance in classic design: Rometsch-Beeskow

Elegance in classic design: Rometsch-Beeskow

After the Second World War, the Berlin coachbuilding company Friedrich Rometsch developed a new car built on the chassis of an old VW Beetle. It turned out to be a stroke of design genius.
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Davos in Winter

Davos in Winter

Every year global attention turns to Davos for the World Economic Forum. But beyond that, the Swiss resort has a long history with winter sports.
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France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

The lord of a chateau has joined forces with activists to stop construction of a bypass in the Vallee Dordogne. It's no isolated case: all across France protest movements against infrastructure projects are taking shape.
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Hygge - A Danish ritual

Hygge - A Danish ritual

The Danes are ranked as the world's happiest people. Hygge may have something to do with it. Difficult to sum up in one word, "hygge" is a Danish ritual of enjoying life's pleasures.
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Board games make a comeback

Board games make a comeback

Board games in Germany are enjoying a revival. Even in Silicon Valley, computer nerds are taking part in this old-fashioned fun.
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