Discover Germany, Issue 55, October 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Contents

Contents OCTOBER 2017

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COVER FEATURE 18 Kirsten Dunst In this interview, Kirsten Dunst talks about her recent film The Beguiled, teaming up again with long-time collaborator Sofia Coppola, her preparation for roles, her upcoming directorial debut, watching herself on screen, and more.

SPECIAL THEMES 32 Culture Highlights Switzerland: Top Museums 2017 Switzerland is known for its great variety of cultural events, top-notch museums and high-quality galleries. Thus, for this month’s issue, we take a closer look at some of the great cultural institutions Switzerland has to offer. 43 Focus: Photography in Austria For this special theme, we have handpicked some of Austria’s greatest photographers to learn about their inspirations and more. 55 The DACH Region’s Real Estate Experts Even though real estate agencies are manifold in the DACH region, it is important to find the right partner to buy or sell a home. Thus, we have handpicked some of the DACH region’s real estate experts for you.

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rity where we have handpicked some of the field’s most innovative players.


FEATURES 16 Product of the Month Since its foundation in 2011, meinwoody has made the world a better place with their innovative plant cultivation sets - no wonder their product is our product of the month. 24 Top Architects Our top architects from Germany and Switzerland reveal what makes them so special, talk about their inspiration behind their great buildings and much more. 28 Film Review: As We Were Dreaming Find out what our writer Sonja Irani thinks about As We Were Dreaming – a weird, but beautiful, coming-of-age drama set in Leipzig, Eastern Germany. 46 Star Interview: Lara Mandoki Born in Munich as the daughter of music legend Leslie Mandoki, Lara Mandoki knew she wanted to be an actor. She speaks to Discover Germany about why Munich is her city of choice, her current projects and much more.

60 Exclusive Business Profiles This month, we have handpicked some innovative companies from Germany and Austria to get you inspired.

48 Destination of the Month North Rhine-Westphalia is our destination of the month for many reasons: from one of the best snow regions north of the Alps to world famous Christmas markets, through to the certified hiking trails of the picturesque hinterland, the region has a great deal to offer.

66 Safety & Security If you have ever wondered how to stay safe at work, you should probably check out our special theme on safety and secu-

52 Where Time Flies – The German Clock Route If you love enchanting countryside and are fascinated by the history of time, its

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keepers and the ever-popular cuckoo clock, the German Clock Route awaits. Our writer Wibke Carter finds out more.

REGULARS & COLUMNS 12 Dedicated to Design Whether you are searching for Halloweeninspired gift ideas, great new autumn styles, innovative architects, fine jewellery or interior and design highlights from the DACH region, be sure to take a look at our design section. 28 Culture This month, our culture section is filled with enchanting museums, an event that should not be missed, as well as a film review and star interview. 55 Business Our business section is filled with real estate experts, exclusive business profiles, innovative companies from the field of safety and security, and more. Furthermore, our columnist Gregor Kleinknecht takes on the exciting topic of the leasehold trap. 92 Culture Calendar Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in October. 98 Barbara Geier Column This month, our columnist Barbara Geier writes about the impending election in Germany. Find out what she thinks about it.

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