Tag Archives: DW Travel Videos

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

Road Trips: Mortitzburg Castle, Wine & Museums In Saxony, Eastern Germany

Tune in for our new series with reporter Hannah Hummel! In summertime she hit the German road in a special, electric car – the VW Beetle Cabrio! Hannah shows you some highlights of the eastern-German state of Saxony: Moritzburg Castle, a vineyard on the banks of the Elbe river, and the Karl May Museum in the town of Radebeul. The German author liked to imagine tales of the old Wild West, and is one of the most-read writers in the world. Take a romantic trip with Hannah through one of Germany‘s most idyllic regions.

Views: Watching Gorillas In A Rwanda Rainforest

The African country of Rwanda, once better known for its horrifying history of genocide, is now gaining a reputation as one of Africa’s safest – and cleanest – countries. Join Youtuber @Dhruv Rathee and girlfriend Juli on a rain forest tour, where they spot a fascinating species – the gorilla!

Travel: Germany’s New World Heritage Sites

Take a look at Germany’s new UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We take you to the spa towns of Baden-Baden, Bad Ems and Bad Kissingen, as well as the artist colony Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt. We will also show you the Jewish heritage cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz, and follow the footsteps of the Romans along the limes.

Travel Views: Belgrade To Tara National Park, Serbia

Join female solo traveler Syifa Adriana on her motorbike trip through Serbia, in Southeast Europe. Starting in the capital of Belgrade, Syifa takes you on a 200-kilometer ride to Tara National Park. Along her journey she stops at small towns like Veljevo, meeting locals and enjoying the beautiful natural landscape.

Bicycle Tours: Olive Oil Tasting In Istria, Croatia

Follow travel vlogger Eva zu Beck to the beautiful region of Istria in Croatia. Join her as she strolls around the medieval village of Motovun, takes you on an e-bike trip through the green mountains of the Istrian peninsula and learns about the olive oil tradition in the region.

Travel Tours: Germany’s Most Beautiful Old Towns

Discover the beauty of Germany’s old towns! Whether they’re in the half-timbered, Brick Gothic, or Renaissance style, many old towns in Germany are a feast for the eyes. Learn about Germany’s oldest preserved bridge in Regensburg, take a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Goslar, Erfurt, and Stralsund, and find out how Görlitz got the nickname ‘Görliwood’. Join us for part two of our journeys through ‘old’ Germany!

Video: André Götzmann | Nicole Meißner | Peter Wozny

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:47 Goslar 01:45 Regensburg 02:42 Stralsund 03:45 Görlitz 04:50 Erfurt

Views: Sailing On Lake Constance In Germany

A trip around Lake Constance: Explore the southern-German region with Check-in presenter Lukas Stege. He tries his hand at sailing and – back on dry land – visits Constance, Meersburg, and Überlingen.

Lake Constance (known as Bodensee in German) is a 63km-long central European lake that borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Fed by the Rhine River, it’s composed of 2 connected parts, the Untersee (lower lake) and the larger Obersee (upper lake). Ringed by resort towns, it’s a summer destination for sailing, windsurfing and swimming. The Bodensee-Radweg cycle path encircles the entire lake in about 260km. 

River Views: Castles Of The Rhine Valley, Germany

Imbued with the spirit of German Romanticism, the Rhine River has inspired fairy tales, fables, poetry, and paintings. Its mythical underwater maidens and their magic gold provided the muse for Wagner’s “Ring” opera cycle. The evocative voyage from Mainz to Koblenz has been a favorite with travellers since the 19th century. The stretch from Bingen, west of Mainz, runs through a steep and narrow gorge, and has more castles than any other river in the world. Below these cliff-top fortresses sit villages of half-timbered houses, like the settlement of Bacharach, which owe their existence to the Riesling grape grown along the hillsides.

00:00 Intro / Upper Middle Rhine Valley 00:38 Klopp Castle, Bingen 01:04 Mouse Tower, Bingen 01:46 Niederwald Monument, Rüdesheim 02:15 Rheinstein Castle, Trechtingshausen 02:52 Stahleck Castle, Bacharach 03:23 Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Falkenau island near Kaub 03:51 Loreley Rock, St. Goarshausen 04:27 Katz Castle, St. Goarshausen 04:54 Maus Castle, St. Goarshausen 05:08 Rheinfels Castle, St. Goar 05:34 Marksburg Castle, Braubach 06:01 Stolzenfels Castle, Koblenz

Guided Tours: Leipzig – Northeast Germany

Follow DW reporter Lukas Stege on an expedition through the city of Leipzig, in the heart of Saxony! His tour of the city center begins at Marktplatz, continues on to the university, over to Augustusplatz to enjoy the opera and the Leipzig Gewandhaus (Concert Hall), past the famous Nikolai Church then towards the main train station.

Leipzig is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. With a population of 605,407 inhabitants as of 2021, it is Germany’s eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after Berlin.