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)
From mulled wine to Advent calendars, people come from all over the world to experience Christmas in Germany - with or without snow. See for yourself with these articles and picture galleries.
Baking cookies, drinking mulled wine, or listening to Christmas music - all these things enhance our anticipation of Christmas. But why does Christmas keep bringing a smile to most of our faces?
No matter what Germans may think of the Christian origins of Christmas, they cannot imagine the event without their beloved Christmas tree. But over time, that tree has undergone quite a bit of change.
This analysis of the German pop scene's success abroad is unprecedented in scope.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
Get ready for the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival! DW asked director Dieter Kosslick what makes him happy about this year's program - and he revealed how he survives the big event.
Despite his ripe age, Martin Walser writes and writes. In his new novel, the protagonist grapples with mortality. It’s a late work about love, betrayal and aging.
Melodic rock, hair metal or industrial - Germany's top 10 rock acts are as diverse as the form itself. From teen idols Tokio Hotel to rock veterans Scorpions, these artists are a sure fixture of the international charts.
German abstract artist Gerhard Richter's four-part Holocaust painting series is about to go on display this weekend in the city of Baden-Baden. The exhibit has attracted its share of controversy.
Germany has been trying to explain its culture to incoming refugees, in hopes of integrating them ASAP. Now a Syrian refugee called Firas Alshater is using YouTube to explain Germans to the Germans - in a humorous way.
Once a year, the Vienna State Opera turns into the world's most famous ballroom. Its annual ball features dolled up debutantes and local and international celebrities, all moving to the three-four beat of the waltz.
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