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Episode #727

The Blue Rider Group in Bavaria One hundred years ago artists Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc published their almanac "Der Blauer Reiter" (Blue Rider). They created a lot of art around the Bavarian town of Murnau where the picturesque scenery between Munich and the Alps gave them so much inspiration.
Peter Zumthor's Serpentine Pavilion On July 1 the 2011 summer's installation at the Serpentine Gallery in London has its grand opening. For the last ten years, in the heart of Kensington Gardens, a different architect has had the honour of creating their own pavilion for a 3 month public viewing. This year it's the turn of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor so let's see what he's come up with.
Kate's Choice, The Reiss Fashion Label It seems that whatever Catherine Mountbatten-Windsor, Duchess of Cambridge wears sells out immediately. Benefiting immensely from this phenomenon is the British label Reiss that the royal formerly known as Kate Middleton loves to wear. euromaxx visited the company to find out what makes Reiss dresses so cool and attractive.
city: Warsaw, Poland On July 1, 2011 Poland will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Reason enough for us to visit the Polish capital. We went to the old city to see all sorts of cultural and touristic highlights, strolled through Lazienki Park and rounded off our tour by checking out Warsaw's lively night life in the Praga district.
Le Mans 24 Hour Skate 2011 There's a lot of action and adrenaline flowing as the skaters whizz round the famous Bugatti track, clocking up as many laps as their legs will allow them to in just 24 hours. We met up with Dirk May from Frankfurt who took part in the race.
Folding Bikes, Perfect Mobility in the City City life as we know if often requires mixed-mode commuting. A new generation of portable bikes are gaining broader popularity in urban spaces. The sophistication of folding mechanisms, new concepts and improved materials make these bikes increasingly appealing. We spoke to the leading manufacturer of folding bikes in Britain. [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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