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Contents AUGUST 2017
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COVER FEATURE 24 Rabea Schif Media all-rounder Rabea Schif, best known for presenting Prominent! on VOX, speaks to Discover Germany about her latest projects, her love for Frankfurt and about why Germans should dare more.
SPECIAL THEMES 35 Summer in Austria In this special theme, we take a look at how to spend a summer in Austria so you can get inspired for your next trip. 40 EMO Hannover 2017 From 18 to 23 September 2017, the EMO Hannover trade fair will give an insight into the exciting world of metalworking. Thus, we have handpicked some of this year’s innovative exhibitors. 48 Recruiting Experts Germany’s recruitment industry is booming. In this special theme, we therefore present some of Germany’s best recruiters. 62 Consumer Electronic & Technology Trends 2017 Consumer electronics, technology solutions, digital innovations – all these terms have become well-known and appreciated terms all over Germany. Let’s find out what the current trends are and who today’s industry movers are. 85 Top German Architects For this theme, we have handpicked some of Germany’s top architects so you can find out about the motives and inspirations behind their enchanting buildings. 90 Architecture Special Switzerland Switzerland’s architectural heritage is as diverse as it is impressive and goes far beyond geographical borders. Find out more
about great Swiss architects, their work and their processes in this special theme.
FEATURES 28 Film Review: 13 Minutes Find out what our writer Sonja Irani thinks about 13 Minutes – a film about Georg Elser, who tried to assassinate Hitler. 30 Star Interview: Julia Dietze The versatile, charismatic actress Julia Dietze speaks to Discover Germany about her current projects, her biggest challenge so far, her love for Berlin and much more. 32 First-Class Experience in Germany’s Second Tier As 18 August marks the long-anticipated start of the Bundesliga season 2017/2018, journalist Daniel Barthold went to find out more about one of Germany’s favourite pastimes and Germany’s second tier. 34 Hotel of the Month, Germany Located in the middle of the Bavarian Alps, the long-established Hotel Staudacherhof is the perfect place to fully enjoy the Bavarian Alps and all of its various facets. 38 Fallen Out of Time and Space Writer Karin Huber went on a hiking trip to explore one of Switzerland’s most impressive landscapes: the Swiss Alps’ Flüela Pass and the Jöri Lakes near Davos. 47 Consultant of the Month In this article, the Austria-based ITC procurement specialist Heitzig Consult GmbH speaks about how they help clients to overhaul their telecommunications infrastructure, while saving costs and more.
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Dedicated to Design Whether you are searching for a new, stylish outfit for the office, a unique bag,
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enchanting jewellery or for innovative design ideas from the DACH region, be sure to take a look at our design section. 28 Culture This month, our culture section is filled with a great film review and a star interview with one of Germany’s greatest actresses. 32 Travel Whether you are searching for a great hotel, your next holiday experience or some inspiration for sport enthusiasts, we have got you covered in the travel section. 40 Business Our business section is filled with innovative companies, inspiring trade fairs, great consultants and recruiters, consumer electronics and technology trends and German and Swiss architects. Our columnist Gregor Kleinknecht further takes on the interesting topic of the European Court of Justice in regards to the Brexit discourse. 113 Culture Calendar Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in August. 118 Barbara Geier Column This month, our columnist Barbara Geier explores the relationship between Germany and fashion. Issue 53 | August 2017 | 3
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