It’s just not Christmas without it: Stollen from Dresden, home of Germany’s oldest Christmas market. Ingredients such as almonds, raisins, and other goodies give this sweet yeasty bread its special flavor.
Some 100,000 people are expected on the second weekend of Advent at Dresden's Christmas market, known as the Striezelmarkt. A huge stollen about four meters long will be paraded through the historical old town.
Nicknames for cars. Helge Jepsen draws automobiles and the playful monikers they’re known by. Also: avant-garde eyeglasses from Berlin; and Christmas Stollen from Dresden.
Mulled wine is a favorite beverage at Christmas markets. It smells of cinnamon and cloves and warms cold hands. It's typically made from red wine, but there are rosé and white wine versions, too.
A bus driver who writes poems in a town that shares his name: Paterson. The new film by director Jim Jarmusch is a subtle masterpiece and a well-made alternative to the usual drama of contemporary cinema.
The French political satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" is releasing its first edition in Germany on Thursday. Former "Titanic" editor-in-chief Martin Sonneborn predicts it won't go over well.
70 years old, and still going strong. "Panic Rocker" Udo Lindenberg has played the biggest concerts of his career this year. More than 300,000 fans bought tickets for his latest tour. Now, there's a new live album.
Bavarian architect Anna Heringer uses natural building materials like clay and bamboo for her international projects. She's a trailblazer in sustainable building, receiving many awards for it.
A software expert is to warn German MPs about the threat of false news ahead of next year's election. Chancellor Angela Merkel is concerned the use of so-called social bots could harm her chances of a fourth term.
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