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)
A UN committee called on the Netherlands to work against racial stereotypes in the depiction of "Black Pete." The blackface character is a popular Christmas tradition among the Dutch.
The Red Cross has warned of a possible rise in Ebola cases in West Africa during the holiday season. The organisation urged people to be vigiliant if they are planning to travel over Christmas and New Year.
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Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson couldn't rescue Werner Herzog's latest film, "Queen of the Desert." He could've explained how a female archeologist and spy helped shape modern-day Iraq and Syria - but he didn't.
Syrian poet Adonis has not vocally criticized the Assad regime. Now the decision to award him a German peace prize named after the pacifist writer Erich Maria Remarque is under fire.
It's one of the most frequently performed songs in the world. By chance, a US college librarian has uncovered a 19th-century manuscript that inspired "Happy Birthday." The find could stoke an ongoing copyright battle.
A Syrian refugee is among the three winners of Germany's Goethe Medal for intercultural understanding: philosopher Sadik Al-Azm. Museum director Neil MacGregor and theater director Eva Sopher were also honored.
Pianist Lang Lang and footballer Ricardo Kaká have both turned their Twitter accounts over to aid workers for a day. The campaign aims to share on-the-ground experiences to mark World Humanitarian Day on August 19.
Are Germans uptight? In this DW interview, Ann-Marlene Henning, Danish sexologist, TV host and author of "Make Love," reveals her insight on Germans' sex lives - and what women in particular can do to improve theirs.