Leisure Time
Snow for the first time
Snow for the first time

For someone who grew up in Ethiopia, it can be quite overwhelming to see snow for the first time. Samuel was 25 when he had his first encounter with real winter. Being used to warm climate, he did not even know how to dress properly.

More than a German Winter
More than a German Winter

Most people feel tempted to stay inside during the winter. Not Zubair Ali Shah from Pakistan: he thinks it is especially enjoyable to go outside for a walk when it is cold. Working as a programmer the cold air is enriching his breaks and refreshing is brain.

Das Rollbrett
Das Rollbrett

In Deutschland häufig als Skateboard-Papst bezeichnet, hat Titus Dittmann in den 80ern die deutsche Skate-Szene geprägt. Als Sportlehrer integrierte er das Rollbrett in den Unterricht und besorgte seinen Schützlingen Material aus Übersee. Bis heute spielt das Brett für ihn eine wichtige Rolle.

Vie en rose
Vie en rose

Every little girls wants to be a princess. Sounds like a cliché. Some girls try to be a princess, even if they are already grown-up. Alina from Koblenz is living her dream. She does everything to look like her ideal version of a princess.

Music for the rest of my life
Music for the rest of my life

Sonia Guettler is a DeJane in Cologne. Music has always playend an important role in her life. For her music is the carpet she is moving on and the language that enables us to communicate globally.

Brasilianisches Herz
Brasilianisches Herz

Die brasilianischte Deutsche, die man sich vorstellen kann – das ist Lea, Volontärin aus Köln. Sie tanzt Forro, trinkt Caipirinha und protestiert auf deutschen Straßen gegen Ungerechtigkeiten in Brasilien.

“I cannot stop playing cricket”
"I cannot stop playing cricket"

After long working days and a wearing everyday life the end of the week means that Nadeem Abbasi can finally enjoy his favorite hobby. Every Sunday is reserved to pratice cricket near the river Rhine. ­For Abbasi this is the peak of the week.

Dancing makes you happy
Dancing makes you happy

It is not easy to find the right way of compensating stressful everyday life. Fitria from Indonesia found Zumba. Dancing to various rhythms from across the globe is a very effective and popular combination of dancing and sports.

Wakeboarden
Wakeboarden

Wenn die Sonne scheint und das Wasser langsam wieder wärmer wird, dann schnallen sich die Wakeboarder ihre Bretter unter die Füße und tummeln sich an der Wassersportanlage in Langenfeld. So auch Basti. Er möchte einen neuen Trick lernen. Dass das nicht ganz schmerzlos geht, erfährt er am eigenen Leib.

Social Media – a waste of time?
Social Media - a waste of time?

Sometimes a clear cut is better than an unhealthy relationship. The 22 year old Robert from Bonn decided to break up with Facebook. Instead of appreciating his leisure time with real friends and family, he wasted his time on the social network. A life without social media – that is hard to imagine, isn’t it?

Leisure- too much, or too little?
Leisure- too much, or too little?

The concept of leisure time changed drastically over the last decades. Its significance has increased steadily. On the other hand people suffer from burn-outs, depressions and work overload. Are we having too much or too little leisure? This dossier dives into the world of hobbies and holidays, shows trends and extremes.