Find out how to make your very own individual decorations for the festive season.
It seems Germany practically invented Christmas - or at least many of the symbols associated with it. While we don't like to start thinking about it in the summer, the cookie bakers and tree growers have to.
Winding alleys and pointed towers create a Christmas atmosphere on the Vltava River. Prague is festively decorated and lures visitors with lots of sweets and the lighting of the lanterns on the Charles Bridge.
The Mandarin Oriental hotel in Munich wanted to make a style statement with a Christmas tree decorated with Fendi ornaments. But the idea backfired after animal lovers kicked up a storm on the internet.
Where do angels come from? Why do they have wings? And at what point did they become a key decorative feature in the most important churches of the Christian faith?
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