• Silkroad’s bright spot

    An exotic spice, worth almost as much as gold, no wonder there is more cheating going on in saffron than almost any other product.

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  • The Saffron-Question: Real or Fake?

    An exotic spice, worth almost as much as gold, no wonder there is more cheating going on in saffron than almost any other product.

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  • Fotoausstellung – Drei Blicke: Afghanistan

    Invitation to foto exhibition – Three views: Afghanistan
    Three foto artists, rasa Akbar, Christina Feld and Gernot Würtenberger invite us to see Afghanistan through their eyes.

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  • The gardener in the palace ruin

    If there was flourishing tourism in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the „Darul-Aman“ palace would be the place to go for tourists. But the king’s palace…

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  • Milli Bau – mit dem VW-Bus alleine entlang der Seidenstraße

    Die Abenteuererin Milli Bau reiste in den 1950ern alleine mit ihrem VW Bus und ihrer Kamera und machte dabei auch Stop in Afghanistan – das Herz der Seidenstraße.

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  • Klub Kabul

    Willkommen im Klub Kabul! Bei kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten, Vorträgen, Workshops und meisterlicher Musik erlebst Du afghanische Gastfreundschaft.

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  • Saffron from Germany?

    Das edle Gewürz Safran hat bekanntlich seinen Ursprung in Zentralasien. Aber wer hätte das gedacht: Auch in Deutschland wird Safran angebaut. Mittlerweile gibt es in ganz Deutschland etwa 12 Safranbauern.

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  • Origin of Saffron

    Afghanistan’s neighbor country Iran is the biggest producer of saffron. Iran supplies more than 90% of the saffron world market. The Iranian …

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  • Back flips on the ruins of Kabul

    Something is changing in Kabul. A group of youngsters refuse to accept a status of unemployment and a hopeless future. The Kabul Parkour Boys – Afghan pioneers of the acrobatic type of sport called parkour…

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  • Buy saffron and do something good!

    In autumn 2016 we were able to bring the first donation to our partner educational institution in Afghanistan….

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  • Afghan Curiosities Vol. 2

    With our series Curiosities we regularly offer you exciting, amusing and bizarre information from all walks of live of our partner countries…

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  • An artist on the trigger: A capture of hope and reality.

    There are ways out of the water crisis in Palestine and they do not only depart from olive groves but even more from freekeh fields…

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  • Welcome to Herat – Pearl of Chorasan

    The famous poet Rumi himself was carried away by the beauty of the city Herat – it is not for nothing that he described her as „Pearl of Chorasan“. Nowadays there are only a few buildings left to tell us about the glorious past of Herat…

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  • Afghan Curiosities Vol. 1

    With our series Curiosities we regularly offer you exciting, amusing and bizarre information from all walks of live of our partner countries…

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  • Afghan poppy trails and versatile dependencies

    Poppy, semiotically the flower has an innocent connotation almost sounding cute. Visually, the sea of faded pink and white blossoms in a poppy field creates a romantic atmosphere. But, after the harvesting the sweet flowers dramatically change their meaning….

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  • ‘A nation stays alive when its culture stays alive’

    At the centre of old Kabul, barely 100 meters away from the destroyed presidential palace, the pile of the National Museum is located …

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  • The House of Peace ‘Paiwand-e-Noor’

    Children are the future of every country. Therefore their education is one of the most sustainable projects that a society can invest into …

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  • Game of Drones

    Combat Drone Attacks – between Video Game and Real Brutality. Two sergeants of the US Air Force are sitting in comfortable leatherette seats …

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  • War Rugs

    Nomadic tribes living in the area of today’s Afghanistan perfected the art of knotting rugs – today the Afghan rug is well known all around the world. However …

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  • Saffron

    A legend in Greek mythology says that Zeus slept on a bed made of saffron. The Phoenicians already …

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  • Herat Women’s Collective

    In 2008 the Afghan Institute for Rural Development founded the Association for the Cultivation of Saffron. Initially this was dominated by men.

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  • Afghanistan – a sad outcome

    An assessment of the past 15 years of occupation and war revealed how immensely the US and its allies have failed in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has …

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  • History of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, which now appears as a barren mountainous country with scarce resources and a long series of violent conflicts …

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  • Afghanistan was the first country we visited

    In November 2015 both of us travelled to the Afghan western province Herat where we bought saffron from a women’s …

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