Members of the "Yeti Divers" club in the town of Wittlich in Rheinland-Pfalz have decorated a tree under water, in a five-meter-deep swimming pool. They did it to collect donations for a charity project.
Even after Christmas, many Germans will spend time staring at the trees that decorate their houses during the festive season. But few people seem to be considering where their tree comes from.
The longest Stollen cake, the biggest nativity scene, the oldest market - in the run up to Christmas, Germany is gripped by the desire to break records. But do these spectacles really attract more visitors and money?
South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower that has stood along the border with North Korea for more than four decades. The move comes after the countries agreed to resume high-level talks.
The new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is using monetary magic to transform limited public funding into a huge investment fund. Barbara Wesel says that demands gratitude as well as criticism.