Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Soapbox speeches won’t achieve respect and understanding. The 28th Jewish Culture Festival, held in the former Jewish quarter of Kraków, Kazimierz, fosters them with music, guided tours, workshops and readings (June 22-July 1).
Visitors to the German capital in search of haute cuisine face some difficult choices: Berlin is home to the most Michelin stars anywhere in the German-speaking world. Seventeen restaurants boast one star and five even two. Our two-star recommendation, is the Hováth in the heart of Kreuzberg, where top chef Sebastian Frank reinterprets traditional Austrian cooking.
Saguaro cactuses (Carnegiea gigantea) can grow 20 meters tall and are found in Arizona, southern California and Mexico’s Sonora Desert. The amateur naturalists of the online community Crested Saguaro Society document the rare species.
Mexican photographer Christian Vizl spends his life capturing the beauty of the planet’s oceans with his camera and has won dozens of awards for his work. New out: his black-and-white book of plates, Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves (published by Earth Aware Editions).
The colorful paintings typically found on the walls of Somalia’s grocer stores, doctor’s offices and electrical stores have a positive dual purpose: Everyone can see at a glance exactly what’s on offer, and the artists earn a living with their street art.