On this edition, we look at the regional variations of the Carnival season, check out why more and more young families are leaving the North Sea island of Hallig Hooge and meet a chimney sweep who has been cleaning out soot for 50 years.
The festive season of Carnival is celebrated in many places in Germany, but the customs vary from region to region. For instance, in the south of the country, the festivities are more traditional than in the west. We look at how the revelries differ depending on area.
Life isn't easy on Hallig Hooge. The tiny North Sea island is often hit by storm tides. Only around 100 people still live here, and the average age of the population is rising. The island's future is uncertain.
Fritz Klotz from the Black Forest has worked as a chimney sweep for fifty years. He learned the trade when he was fourteen, and half a century on, he still loves his job.