Arts and Architecture

Current information and background on art and architecture – painting, film, music, literature, theater, museums, Goethe Institute and World Heritage Sites.

Topic of the week: Filmland Germany

Conquering Hollywood

Young German stars in Hollywood blockbusters: here you can get to know four international stars.
Topic of the week: Filmland Germany

Stars behind the camera

You listen to their music, watch their movies and have admired their special effects: we introduce you to three Germans who work behind the scenes.

“I screamed with joy”

She calls Tom Hanks “Tommypot” and has been nominated for a Golden Globe in 2021. At twelve years of age, Helena Zengel from Germany has made a flying start in Hollywood.

German-African visionary

Curator, publicist, cultural mediator and new director of Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) – how Bonaventure Ndikung is changing Germany.
North America

A sign of hope

Damaged but not destroyed: How “The Sphere” by Germany’s Fritz Koenig survived the 11 September attacks.

Preserved for posterity

Some fascinating places in Germany have applied to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We show you which ones have been included in the list.