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Precious Freedom. Voices from Taiwan (Issue II+III/2023)

The kite festival in Subiya

by Gabriele Cecconi

Kuwait City locals flood the desert landscape to fly kites of all shapes and sizes on their national day.


Living on less (Issue I/2023)

The Maut Ka Kuwa in Rajkot

by Siddharth Kaneria

Our author reports on a dangerous and high-adrenalin stunt show that he has been following since he was a child. 


Fear of women (Issue IV/2022)

Noli’s underwater gardens

by Giacomo d’Orlando

Ten meters under the sea off the Italian coast, futuristic greenhouses are a prototype growing food in an uncertain future.


Are we running out of water? (Issue III/2022)

The Chandragup in Belutschistan

by Bashir Osman

The mud volcano in Pakistan's Hingol National Park is considered sacred by many Hindus.


Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

A snack bar next to Gibraltar

by Nick Hannes

The Mata brothers' hamburger stand is buzzing during Domingo Rociero, one of the holidays of the annual Feria in July in La Línea de la Concepción.


Under the Earth (Issue I/2022)

The Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai, Lithuania

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Crosses of devotion stand as a symbol of Lithuanian resistance – but are far from a cemetery.


Make it yourself (Issue IV/2021)

A celebration site in Iran

by Ramona Razaghmanesh

About the weddings of the Qashqai nomads in the Fars province.


The new Poland (Issue III/2021)

Mount Bromo on Java

by Putu Sayoga

About the Kasada ritual on the Indonesian island of Java


The hunters and the hunted (Issue II/2021)

The Thar Desert in Rajasthan

by Maximilian Mann

About the deeply rooted tradition of nature conservation among the Bishnoi in the middle of the Indian desert.


Taboo (Issue I/2021)

A football pitch in Cape Verde

by Ivette Löcker

Young people in Cape Verde are crazy about football.


A story goes around the world (Issue III/2020)

The Suicide Cliff in Hongkong

by Fabian Weiss

Hiking is a popular recreational sports in China's special administrative region.


Talking about a revolution (Issue II/2020)

Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands

by Malte Clavin

The small village on the island in the North Atlantic can only be reached via a single road and hiking trails.


Finally! (Issue I/2020)

The sulphur baths of Tbilisi

by Fabian Weiss

In Georgia, bathing is more than a mere exercise in cleansing: it is also a social event


Someone else's paradise (Issue IV/2019)

The Sesc 24 de Maio in São Paulo

by Nelson Kon

São Paulo has a new cultural and leisure centre: the Sesc 24 de Maio. Most surprising about the building is its swimming pool, which covers most of its roof. It...


Nonstop (Issue III/2019)

Lake Urmia in Iran

by Maximilian Mann

When I first travelled to Lake Urmia in the northwest of Iran, I was shocked: Where only a few years ago children from the surrounding area learned to swim, today lies a salt desert.


Guilt (Issue II/2019)

The tanneries of Marrakech


Those who get lost in the east of the old town of Marrakesh will find themselves in the quarter of the tanners. As a visitor to the city, you feel safe, but the offers for a guided tour or an invitation to a leather goods store become increasingly aggressive.


Above (Issue I/2019)

The island of San Simón in the Bay of Vigo

by Yolanda Castaño

Seen from the northwest coast of Spain, the Illa de San Simón looks like the graceful guardian of the bay of Vigo.


Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

The Maunsell Sea Forts

by Stephen Turner

Look out to sea from the Thames Estuary in the south-east of Britain on a fine day, and you can see small dots in the distance. They look like the anchors of giant ships. 


Heroes (Issue II/2018)

The root bridges of Nongsohphan

by Amos Chapple

Any wooden bridge would quickly rot in the damp north Indian jungle. That's why, for hundreds of years, locals have simply grown bridges out of the trees.


Earth, how are you doing? (Issue I/2018)

Dunhuang crescent moon lake

by He Yulei

An oasis couldn't be more beautiful, with a moon-shaped lake and surrounded by “singing” dunes.


Une Grande Nation (Issue IV/2017)

The rock churches of Lalibela

by Abebe Tesfaw

Whenever I bring tourists to the rock-hewn churches near the Ethiopian city of Lalibela, they are usually left breathless the first time they see them. 


Raum für Experimente (Ausgabe III/2017)

The old prison of Rummu

by Jēkabs Andrušaitis

A special bathing spot: Today people dive and swim in a forearm quarry where once prisoners toiled.


Rausch (Ausgabe I/2017)

The football pitch of Koh Panyee

by Sandra Weller

Back in the 1970s a James Bond movie was filmed in the Phan Nga Bay but today children kick a ball around, right in the middle of the water.


Das neue Italien (Ausgabe III/2016)

Supertrees in Singapur

by Tay Kay Chin

Massive artificial trees lure tourists and locals to a park with exotic plants


Neuland (Ausgabe II/2016)

The Nioushoushan temple in Nanjing

by Sebastian Mayer

Reaching six stories under the ground, the state-of-the-art temple only opens its doors to the most powerful people in China


Was bleibt? (Ausgabe I/2016)

University in Algiers

by Andreas Rost

A moment of silence: A student prays in the building designed by Oscar Niemeyer


Ich und die Technik (Ausgabe IV/2015)

Trollstigen in Norway

by Ken Schluchtmann

One station along the popular tourist route in western Norway offers a sweeping view across the Norddal


Russland (Ausgabe III/2015)

The National Theatre in Guatemala

by Francisco Méndez

Elements of Mayan culture are infused into the architecture of the Guatemalan National Theatre


Wir haben Zeit. Ein Heft über Langsamkeit (Ausgabe II/2015)

The Citadel of Erbil

by Annabell Van den Berghe

Traces of the settlement of Erbil in present-day Iraq date back to the year 6000 BC. The citadel of the city was a tourist magnet - until 2014 when the Islamic state invaded Erbil


High. Ein Heft über Eliten (Ausgabe I/2015)

The Niah Caves in Malaysia

by Graeme Barker

Excavation site, burial ground and nesting site: A glimpse into the Niah Caves on the island of Borneo


Iraner erzählen von Iran (Ausgabe III/2014)

The floating school in Lagos

by Iwan Baan

Learning lessons on the open seas: In the Makoko slum in the Nigerian capital Lagos around 100 children attend a floating school.


Inseln. Von Albträumen und Sehnsüchten (Ausgabe II/2014)

The station in Wuhan

by Wang Dandan

The million-strong city of Wuhan is known as the logistics hub of central China. Since 2009, the city has one of the biggest train stations in the country.


Beweg dich. Ein Heft über Sport (Ausgabe I/2014)

The Kazan Kremlin

by Ildar Abusjarow

With its mixture of elements of Christian orthodox and Muslim architecture, the Kazan Kremlin has been a UNESCO world heritage site since the start of the millennium


Innenleben. Ein Heft über Gefühle (Ausgabe III/2013)

The beach of Władysławowo

by Kacper Kowalski

I have been flying paragliders for almost 20 years, professionally and just for fun. 


Was machst du? Wie Menschen weltweit arbeiten (Ausgabe II/2013)

The Michigan Theatre in Detroit

by Dan Austin

Then cinema, now car park: Since 1977 people living in Detroit watch films at the Michigan Theatre, but go there to park their cars.


Brasilien: alles drin (Ausgabe I/2013)

The fortified church in Radeln

by Peter Maffay

When I enter a fortified church, I am always overcome with a certain reverence.


Vom Sterben. Ein Heft über Leben und Tod (Ausgabe IV/2012)

Gold seekers’ camps in Mongolia

by Timothy Fadek

Far away from the capital Ulaanbaatar, former Mongolian nomads are digging for gold. Photographer Timothy Fadeck zoomed in on their camps.


Am Mittelmeer. Menschen auf neuen Wegen (Ausgabe III/2012)

The Kukulkan pyramid in Chichén Itzá

by Julián Herbert

"El Castillo" ("the castle"), the famous Kukulkan pyramid of the ruins of Chichén Itzá, I saw for the first time a few days after I decided not to be young anymore.


Im Dorf. Auf der Suche nach einem besseren Leben (Ausgabe II/2012)

The Naqsch-e Dschahān in Isfahan

by Ayat Najafi

In the Iranian city Isfahan the "image of the world" can be found, framed by the Royal Palace, big mosques and a bazaar.


Geht doch! Ein Männerheft (Ausgabe I/2012)

The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem


A few months ago I fulfilled a long-standing wish and traveled to Israel.


Körper (Ausgabe II/2010)

Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua 

by Gioconda Belli

For tourists Momotombo volcano is one of the most famous attractions in Nicaragua. The writer Gioconda Belli has a very personal story to tell about it.


Freie Zeit. Was Menschen tun, wenn sie nichts zu tun haben (Ausgabe IV/2009)

Graffiti in Doel, Belgium

by Brian Waterschoot

It is not the nuclear power plant on the outskirts of Doel that is the biggest threat to the small town, but the nearby port of Antwerp.


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