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.
One prison in eastern Germany has invited visitors to get their fix of festive cheer in an environment otherwise known for anything but. DW's Kate Brady reports from the Saxon town of Zeithain.
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.
Stollen, spiced mulled wine and gingerbread: For many in Germany, these items symbolize Christmastime. But how did these treats come to represent the holidays? Experts say the answer dates back to the 14th century.
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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