Every holiday season, visitors flock to the Christmas markets in Prague and Bratislava, where shining lights and kitschy decorations abound. But the cousin capitals have retained some of their unique local traditions.
Christmas can be expensive for young Parisians who've been hit by the economic crisis. Some of them have come up with some creative ways to save money - from DIY to second-hand. (23.12.2013)
Mulled wine is a tradition at every Christmas market in Germany and it's the perfect way to fight the winter chills. Join us on a quest for the tastiest brew - that won't leave you with a headache the next day. (23.12.2013)
It's become a tradition at the port of Hamburg. For the past 20 years, good Samaritans have been giving Christmas trees to sailors who have to be at sea over the holidays. (22.12.2013)
There's food for all your senses at Germany's famous Christmas markets. Join Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser as she discovers some of the best - even one that will make your eyes drool instead of your mouth.
Thousands of visitors caused chaos as they flocked to the idyllic forest market in Velen near the Dutch border, a village of only 75 people. Some 85 million people visit Germany's Christmas markets every year.
Who invented the Advent wreath? When did Christmas markets start? What do Germans eat on Christmas Eve? Find out here.
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