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.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees are experiencing their first Christmas in Germany. One of the most solid traditions associated with the holiday season is a visit to the Christmas markets. One refugee family in Zwickau share their experience.
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?
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.
German film? Nazi epics and East German dramas come to mind. That's why it's a smart move that Germany has submitted the hilarious comedy "Toni Erdmann" for an Oscar, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
Ukrainian author Yurii Andrukhovych is receiving a Goethe Medal for bringing Ukraine and Germany closer. It would take a novel to explain recent events in Ukraine, he says. Perhaps he should write it in German.
Stepping in barely four weeks before opening day, he surprised the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and its public. 73-year-old Hartmut Haenchen is clearly a maestro with a mind of his own, as revealed in a chat with DW.
Self-taught photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi reveals the reality of everyday life in Lagos and other megacities. A 2016 Goethe Medal winner, he is a significant mediator between sub-Saharan Africa and Germany.
As thousands of YouTubers meet in Cologne for Videodays, we found out how to become one. Berlin's YouTube Space director Mounira Latrache explains how she launches stars - and stops online bullying.
Books and theater are out, digital fun is in, according to a recent survey on Germans' favorite pastimes. Meeting with friends and having sex are also less common - but Germans love the internet.
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