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)
'The Trapp Family' is certainly one of the German movies which had the most after-effects in Hollywood. Now a remake tells the story of the singing 'Sound of Music' family from a different angle. Will it work in 2015?
Washington has warned US citizens traveling abroad of 'increased terrorist threats' in a sweeping advisory encompassing the entire globe. The statement follows the increase in militant attacks in Europe and Africa.
Hungary rid itself almost entirely of migrants by building a border fence. It also deemed entering the country without permission a crime. Daniella Cheslow reports from the trial of a Syrian refugee in Szeged, Hungary.
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The first German-language series to air on a US network, "Deutschland 83" concerns Cold War tensions as seen through the life of a young spy. Director Edward Berger tells DW what he found inspiring about that year.
The world's best-known cheeky redhead is turning 70. Astrid Lindgren's creation, Pippi Longstocking, has been a role model for decades, but how much longer will she survive?
In our Melting Pop series, PopXport introduces artists from Germany whose families come from all over the world. This time we meet Blumio, a Düsseldorf rapper with Japanese roots.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam now encourages visitors to draw their works of art - instead of just taking a picture. Other museums all over the world have selfie sticks on their blacklist.
Five young guys dance to Justin Bieber's "What do you mean?" on lit-up segways. The video was created by US choreographer David Moore. It's racked up more than three million YouTube views so far.
Winter sports carried out to the extreme! This week's Clipmania shows you how some people conquer the slopes.