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5 Photographers In Venice (#214)

ITALY: Snapping up Venice - Venice most probably has more tourists per square meter than any other city in the world. It's such a historic and romantic place to visit and, of course quite unique. Recently a German publisher commissioned five top photographers to present their take on this lagoon city on the north east coast of Italy. We followed the German photographer Robert Voit around, who prefers to steer well clear of the crowds.

AUSTRIA: A modern designer - At the beginning of the 20th century the "Wiener Werkstatte" the Vienna Workshops, transformed the world of interior design in Austria. It was an idealistic movement which sought to create beautifully designed and crafted objects for every day living. This idea - revolutionary at the time - is being revived in a modern form in the showrooms of Karl Hans Polzhofer.

GERMANY: Who Dunit in Munich? - This year the theme of the Munich crime fiction festival is football. With the world cup soon to arrive on their doorstep, a number of German crime writers have ben inspired to write about the game And with this in mind the festival also staged a fictional whodunnit in Munich's Olympic stadium. Hold on to your seats!

DENMARK: Fashion Platform on the Platform - Moving now to the new metro system in Copenhagen for an unusual train ride. In recent years Denmark has been making a name for itself on the international fashion scene with its unconventional yet wearable styles. To stress how different Danish fashion is, the latest catwalk shows there were held on the trains themselves, the platforms and even on the moving escalators under the city centre.

FRANCE: Gone to the Wolves - French born pianist Helene Grimaud is very passionate about everything she does. When she sets her mind on something - whatever it may be - it becomes an obsession. This is obviously very useful if you want to become a top pianist as there's all that gruelling practice every day. But she also combines her music with a most unusual hobby : wolves. Right now she's concentrating hard on her music as she's just started her latest world tour.

POLAND: A Thriving Arts Scene in the Studios - Finally today we're going to the Praga district of Warsaw. It's a former industrial area which used to be nicknamed the Bronx of the Polish capital because it was a rather unsafe and rundown area. Some years ago artists started moving in, finding the deserted large old factory spaces perfect as studios. Now it's the centre of Poland's thriving avantgarde scene. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: DW-TV's euromaxx provides an insight into the cultural side of Europe and the people who live there with colorful stories that reflect the rich variety of cultural life in Europe. From architecture and design to pop culture and fashion, euromaxx explores the region's new trends as well as its old traditions. euromaxx is as multi-facetted as Europe itself: an entertaining kaleidoscope of people, places and lifestyle. Each half-hour is packed with features focused on the latest in music, movies, fashion, food and travel. euromaxx always has a fresh take on today's culture - it's what's happening today and this week. It's topical, relevant, and as fresh as this week's Sunday newspaper.

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