Delicate wooden angels from the company Wendt & Kühn are the perfect edition to any festive decor. For 100 years, the company has been producing hand-made figurines, following strict instructions from its founder.
Every year in Germany, the Christkind, a childlike angel, arrives, and with it, Christmas markets and festive spirits. Germany is known the world over for its Christmas traditions. How well do you know them?
By this stage in December, it might seem like everything there is to be said about Christmas has in fact, been said. But Tamsin Walker has a few words on the seasonal role of Jona Lewie and ice skating in Berlin.
For Christians, Bethlehem is a pilgrimage site, but its inhabitants live in fear of rising political tensions after President Donald Trump announced that the US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Christmas is celebrated in many countries, but little details — and the words used to describe them — can reveal interesting cultural differences. These terms provide insight into German particularities.
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