From Christmas markets and mulled wine to family gatherings and traditional food, find out how Germany celebrates the holiday season.
For most families, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a Christmas tree. They didn't become a widespread tradition until the 19th century, but decorating trees has been going on for longer than you might think. (19.12.2012)
The mood among German business leaders has risen for the second consecutive month in December, the Ifo research group has found. As tensions in the eurozone ease, German CEOs expect a pick up in their business. (19.12.2012)
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Tannenbaum. The Tannenbaum may be quintessentially German, but how important are trees in the German capital? DW's Tamsin Walker went to find out. (14.12.2012)
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is Germany's Christmas capital and it's the home of the world's only Christmas museum. It's also the only place you can buy Christmas products at any time of year. (06.12.2012)
In Germany, December is full of festivities, cultural events, artistic offerings and parties of every shape and form - from Christmas markets, to musicals, exhibitions and New Year's Eve celebrations. (01.12.2012)
One day after remembering what they're grateful for on Thanksgiving, hords of Americans flock to the stores to kick off the Christmas shopping season. It's usually the first day of the year that many of these stores go from being in the red on their balance sheets -- to the black -- hence some say, the name Black Friday.
Even predominantly Hindu and Muslim countries deck the halls and department store windows during the traditional Christian holiday. For retailers, especially, this makes the season's profits all the more merry.
In December, Christmas markets pop up everywhere in Germany. But which ones inspire us most? Check out some of DW's favorite holiday haunts for a warm mug of mulled wine.
City tour or beach vacation? In many European metropolises, you don't have to choose. From sandy strips to medieval architecture, there's something for everyone. Here are our favorite destinations.
Berlin's open air electronic music events wouldn't have become so legendary if they weren't - well - illegal. But when the authorities catch on, the city's revelers have to do what they do best: get creative.
The Nazis confiscated thousands of valuable artworks from Jewish owners while they were in power. Many of the pieces are still missing. For young art lovers with a talent for detective work, a degree program in provenance research is now on offer in Berlin.
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