December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. In Germany, children polish their boots and put them outside, in the hopes that Nicholas will leave them a treat. Where does this tradition come from and how does St. Nicholas differ from Santa Claus?
St. Pauli once rivaled Pigalle in Paris as Europe's most notorious red light district. These days, it's littered with young men on stag nights and tourists looking in vain for its famous streets of shady repute.
Although fresh from an 8-0 weekend win over Hamburg in the Bundesliga, Bayern were unable to find the target in Lviv after being forced to scale back their forward ambitions when Xabi Alonso saw red in the second half.
India's air pollution is cutting the lives of 660 million people by about three years, a new study found. DW speaks to Nicholas Ryan, one of the study's authors, about how severe the country's air problems have become.
Oberwiesenthal, the highest town in Germany, used to be known as the St. Moritz of the East. But times have changed. DW’s Elisabeth Jahn visits a town still clinging to its past and yet striving to revamp its image.
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