Tag Archives: DW Travel Videos

Historic Hotels: Schloss Elmau In Bavaria, Germany

Heads of state are meeting for the G7 World Economic Summit at the luxury Schloss Elmau hotel in Bavaria. And they won’t just be talking about global problems there, they’ll also be staying at the hotel, protected from the outside world.

We take a look behind the scenes at the five-star superior hotel close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the south of Germany. What does German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s hotel room look like? And US President Joe Biden’s bathtub? How’s the view from the balcony over the Alps? What’s the food like at the hotel’s two-star Michelin restaurant? How much does it all cost? And why is the hotel manager such a fan of elephants?

Schloss Elmau, built by the philosopher and theologian Johannes Müller and architect Carl Sattler between 1914 and 1916, is a four-story national monument with hipped roof, tower and porch, situated between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald in a sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps, Germany.

Travel Tour: Westfjords In Northwest Iceland

Rarely do tourists make it as far as the Westfjords peninsula in Iceland. Only 10 percent of visitors to the country in the far northwest of Europe come to this remote region. Yet the landscape is simply magical: with huge waterfalls, lonely beaches and raw, wild nature. The Westfjords are one of Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2022. Iceland-based photographer and filmmaker @ISLEY REUST takes us on a tour!

Locals Guide: Top Places To Visit In Luxembourg

Let us take you on a trip to Luxembourg, a tiny little country that borders Germany, Belgium and France. In the capital, which is also called Luxembourg, we asked locals for their top travel tips. In Luxembourg, they speak German, French, and Luxembourgish – luckily, we’re up for it language-wise.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:25 Notre Dame Cathedral 01:17 Chocolate House of Luxembourg 02:34 Skatepark Péitruss 03:18 Musée d’Art Moderne 04:20 Chemin de la Corniche

Tanzania: The Road To Mount Kilimanjaro

This episode with @Tayo Aina brings you to Tanzania in east Africa. The country is famous for its stunning natural landscapes. Discover with Tayo the region around Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Watch him jump into the Chemka Hot Springs with their crystal blue water and let him show you a very rare gemstone, tanzanite, that is almost only be found in Tanzania. Which African country should Tayo explore for you next?

Timeline: 00:00 Intro 01:04 Arriving in Arusha 01:58 In Search of Mount Kilimanjaro 05:50 Chemka Hot Springs 08:03 Tanzanite, a unique gemstone 09:33 Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre

Locals Guide: Tips For Amsterdam, Netherlands

Food from the vending machine – doesn’t really sound like a good travel tip? We asked some Amsterdam locals for their tips on what to do in the Dutch capital. Some tips took some getting used to. Have you ever been to Amsterdam?

Timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:41 Spiegelgracht 01:05 Vondelpark 01:45 Westerkeerk 02:41 FEBO Vending Machine

Views: Markets & Street Food In Lahore, Pakistan

The city is a cultural center in the North of Pakistan with over 11 million inhabitants. It’s vibrant, bustling and full of historic buildings and traditions. Eva meets unique characters from Lahore who take her on a tour through their city. The ancient Wazir Khan Mosque is a must-see, and don’t miss a spontaneous visit to a local barber shop 😉. And look forward to meeting @Zenith Irfan, who was the first Pakistani woman to cross the country on a motorcycle, earning her the nickname “motorcycle woman”.

Follow @Eva zu Beck on her adventures in Lahore.

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 its geysers, volcanic lakes and dense forests.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:34 Monschau 02:16 Volcanic Activity 05:34 Eifel National Park 07:34 Ordensburg Vogelsang, Former Nazi Estate 09:00 Lake Laacher See 11:11 Maria Laach Abbey

In the summer of 2021, nature showed its destructive side: the Eifel region was hit by serious floods; locals and the tourist industry are still picking up the pieces to this day. The area is also home to a sinister place of remembrance: the former Nazi estate of Ordensburg Vogelsang, a training site for Nazi cadets during the Third Reich.Nicole’s trip to the Eifel took place in the fall of 2021. It begins in the picturesque medieval town of Monschau.

Travel: Places To Visit In Ohrid, North Macedonia

Have you heard of Ohrid, the ‘Pearl of the Balkans’? The city in northern Macedonia is well worth a visit – and who better to introduce you to it than a local? Gjoko Kostoski has a few tips for you, starting with a boat trip on Lake Ohrid – one of the oldest lakes on earth. For a culinary treat, here you’ll find tasty Ohrid trout. Watch the video to find out how the lake is connected to the secret of Ohrid’s pearls – popular with tourists and royalty alike. Gjoko also recommends a visit to Samuel’s Fortress, and the well-preserved old town. Medieval Ohrid – with its wealth of cultural monuments, churches, and monasteries – was a holy center of Christianity, known as the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’.

5 recommendations for Ohrid: 00:00 Intro 00:31 Visit Samuel’s Fortress 00:59 A stroll though the old city 03:22 Visit a pearl craft shop 05:00 Take a boat ride on Lake Ohrid 05:50 Try Ohrid trout

Road Trips: Car Museums & Design In Saxony, Germany

The city of Zwickau in eastern Germany has a long and varied history of car production and industrial design. Its story is told in the August Horch Museum – beginning with the production of Horch cars, to Audis, to the East German car, the Trabant.

On her trip to Zwickau, Hannah Hummel discovers the city’s car history, as well as its art and cultural history. Both the composer Robert Schumann and the expressionist painter and printmaker Max Pechstein were born in Zwickau. This episode of Destination Culture also takes viewers to Schneeberg – a creative hub in Saxony, where students from around the world study fashion and textile design.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Car museum Zwickau 02:47 Recreating the Horch 14-17 04:49 Trabant – the GDR cult car 06:41 Hannah driving a Trabant 10:53 Composer Robert Schumann’s birthplace 11:49 Max Pechstein Museum 13:13 Werdau, meeting photographer Philipp Gladsome 16:18 Schneeberg, University of Applied Arts 18:46 Fashion design student Ridhima Wadhwa from Gujarat, India 22:05 Miner’s parade 23:45 Fashion designer Franziska Heinze

Road Trips: Leipzig’s New Art Scene To Hartenfels Castle In Saxony, Germany

Destination Culture: Hannah Hummel is on tour in the city of Leipzig. She visits art highlights such as the Cotton Mill, a former industrial site, which has become a creative hub in the city. In Mutzschen, she meets an American entrepreneur who has turned a baroque castle into a biker hangout. In Torgau, a photographer shows her the best photo spots in Hartenfels Castle, famed for its spiral staircase.

00:00 Intro 00:51 Leipzig city tour 01:15 Baumwollspinnerei or Cotton Mill 01:49 Painter Jochen Plogsties 02:44 Art-world superstar Neo Rauch 05:01 Eigen+Art gallery, ASPN gallery, gallerist Arne Linde 07:30 History of the Cotton Mill 09:15 Baroque castle in Mutzschen, Biker Hangout “MotoSoul” 13:40 Artist’s Farmyard Prösitz 19:30 Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, photographer Daniel Köhler 23:23 Immersive art at the Kunstkraftwerk