In southern Germany, it's traditional to bake Christmas Springerle. The ingredients include flour, sugar, anise - and plenty of patience, because it takes several days until the tiny delicacies are ready.
All over Germany there are traditional specialties on offer which you can only get during Advent. From classical treats like gingerbread all the way to home-baked Christmas cookies.
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?
Volunteer groups are busy organizing Christmas festivities at refugee shelters in Germany. The idea is to familiarize the new migrants with German culture and bring presents for little children.
How much does a normal winter day speed up #climatechange? Are you ready for an inconvenient truth of Christmas cookies and greasy cheeseburgers? Here's a day's worth of carbon emissions.
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