Contributors / Marie-Sophie Schwarzer

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Protected status

If you’re in charge of policing one of the safest cities in the world, pressure and pride go hand in hand.

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Hit the summer sails

Now’s the time we start dreaming of the open water. We’ve found just the right vessels, from the sleekest yacht to the perfect pedalo.

C 2019


How to enjoy the journey

We’ve gathered insights from the designers, singers, artists, writers and entrepreneurs who travel across the globe year-round.

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Counter proposals

Whether it’s an in-store workshop or just delightful service, it’s the experience that counts when it comes to shopping. Here are three great examples.

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Gallic charms

A covetable collection of superior stationery, quirky homeware and fun-loving accessories. Plus some beautifully packaged chocolate for the sweet of tooth (and discerning of taste).

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Made to last

Retailer Manufactum’s HQ suits the company, with its anti-throwaway ethos, perfectly.

A 2018


High society

When snow falls, the globally mobile head to the mountains – preferably by plane – but not every pilot has the stomach for the most-demanding runways in Europe. We hop to the Alps’ top ski locations to meet the airline and…

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Paradise aisles

By turning the weekly shop into a pleasurable, plentiful and people-focused experience, German mini-chain Zurheide is foretelling the future of the supermarket.

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Bright idea

Midgard, a lighting company revered for its functional design and beloved by the Bauhaus, has been given a new lease of life by a couple of mid-century devotees.

C 2018


All the fun of the fair

Olma, Switzerland’s annual agriculture and nutrition tradeshow, has been going strong for 75 years. It’s how all nations should connect with their agrarian roots – and bet on a pig race or two.

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Pimp my ride

Want to give your wheels that Jeddah lounge feel? German firm Klassen is the destination for anyone with a luxury car in need of more than a paint job.


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Step into my office

As hotdesking becomes the norm for companies around the world, we’ve been granted a privileged peek at the far more permanent desks and office spaces of some select CEOs and founders around the world. Constancy, it seems…

B 2017


Going with the flow

Nolan Giles & Marie-Sophie Schwarzer report: The laidback charms of a fine river cruise offer an antidote to our fast-paced lives. Here are the essentials for the perfect freshwater getaway, on board The Escapist’s very own…

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Big drawer

IMM Cologne is where the major furniture trade deals are clinched. We sit down – on elegant chairs – with some of its most innovative attendees.

C 2017 Free read


Our top story

With its meticulous approach to international coverage, ‘Tagesschau’ is the western world’s most successful news programme. We meet the team and cast an eye to the future of this German institution.

D 2017


Statement piece

The US and UK may be falling short when it comes to making a good impression but Berlin is firming up its footing on the world stage with a sparkling renovation of its stellar department store Kadewe.

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Retail renewal

Storied department store Engelhorn has clothed generations of Mannheim shoppers. Its top-drawer displays are enticing new visitors – and offering them an all-round experience.


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