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September 2014: DW's culture calendar

ImageOktoberfest in Munich and Beethovenfest in Bonn are just some of the major parties in Germany this September. There's also plenty for fans of photography, literature and theater in this list of tips compiled by DW.

Visit Germany

Is Neuschwanstein all it's cracked up to be?

Neuschwanstein Castle, with over 10,000 visitors a day, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is also a candidate for UNESCO's World Heritage list. But is it really worth a visit?


'All we ask of cinema is to be surprised, to be moved'

Film composer Alexandre Desplat is leading the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival. It's the first time a musician has been appointed to the role. He tells DW what the job means to him.


What to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival opens on August 27 with a comedy, but promises plenty of hot political fare over the next 11 days. German director Fatih Akin is one of 20 directors competing for the prestigious Golden Lion.


All aboard! Take Pulse's transportation quiz

How many different metro systems have you ridden on across the globe? See if you can recognize these subway announcements from all over the world, take the quiz for a chance to win a prize.