Advent is a fun and exciting time to be in Berlin. The shopping districts are ablaze with Christmas lights, and local residents and tourists alike fill up on mulled wine and bratwurst.
The German capital admittedly is usually a tough place. But at Christmas time Berlin´s mood becomes more friendly. The city spoils itself and its guests with dolled up streets and squares.
It's a yearly ritual: Berlin turns into a giant Christmas market a month before the year's end. Yet the anniversary of last year's tragic terror attack is dampening the festive mood, says DW's columnist Gero Schliess.
One year after the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, market organizers in Germany have security at the forefront of their minds. In Nuremberg, will roaming police forces drive visitors away from the mulled wine?
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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