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.
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.
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.
Christmas in Europe? Germany's holiday markets quickly come to mind. After the attack on a market in Berlin, we look at the centuries-old history and meaning of Christmas markets for Germany.
Berlin in the 1970's: spies lurk on both sides on the wall. 'The Same Sky' paints a portrait of the divided city in the middle of the cold war. A place where secrets, lies and paranoia are the order of the day.
As Tom Hanks announces the publication of a collection of his short stories, we take a look at 10 other writers who earned their fame as actors before putting pen to paper.
Brass music and Bavarian lyrics: LasBrassBanda. This band from the Chiemsee region always seem to have a song on the charts. They'll celebrate their tenth anniversary with a new album and a world tour.
Five paintings by masters like Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani disappeared from Paris' Modern Art Museum one night in 2010. The loss is estimated at up to 100 million euros. But how could it happen in the first place?
A Dutch comedy show produced a video spoofing Trump, inviting him to put "the Netherlands second" - and it went viral. Now comedians throughout Europe are replying with their own fake ad.
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