Surf’s up on Munich’s Eisbach river — the world capital of river surfing

Lifestyle & Belief

It may be hundreds of miles away from any coastline but the Bavarian capital of Munich is home to one of the world’s most iconic — albeit dangerous — waves. The Eisbach wave, which sits on the edge of the Eisbach river, has been attracting wetsuit-wearing surfers since the 1970s.

‘Dönerflation’: Outcry in Germany over rising cost of döner kebab

Tens of thousands of demonstrators fill Munich’s Ludwigstraße, one of the cities main boulevards, in protest against recent revelations about a meeting between members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

‘I’m here to fight for democracy’: Tens of thousands protest against the far-right in Germany

The Allianz Arean in Munich is shown illuminated in the colors of the rainbow with the night sky in the background.

UEFA declines Munich application for rainbow-colored stadium

President Joe Biden wearing a dark suit and red and white tie along with a face mask while sitting.

Biden to lay out his foreign policy at G-7, Munich summit

Biden administration
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a podium

At Munich Security Conference, is the West ‘winning’ or growing evermore ‘Westless’?

Global Politics

The World’s Host Marco Werman speaks with former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, who shares takeaways from the Munich Security Conference this past weekend.

kids climate march

How European kids are schooling politicians on climate change

Climate Change

Thousands of students in Europe and elsewhere have been skipping school on Fridays to demand their governments take stronger action against climate change. Some teachers and politicians are pushing back, but the students are getting support from their elders as well.

US President Donald Trump is shown walking back to the Oval Office wearing a dark blue overcoat.

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

Global Politics

Misgivings about Washington’s role in the world are being felt by ordinary people as well as foreign policy specialists. And, Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Munich Security Conference succeeded only in deepening divisions with traditional allies over questions such as Iran and Venezuela and offered little hope in how to deal with threats.


What Munich’s coffee houses learned about waste from beer culture


Take-out coffee cups are a popular American import that are filling up the country’s trash bins. Now there’s an effort in Munich to replace throwaway cups with cups you borrow and return, inspired by the longstanding practice at the city’s famous beer gardens.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel warns that the US and Britain are no longer reliable partners

Global Politics

“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel said, following Donald Trump’s trip to Europe he called “a great success for America.”