Christmas can be expensive for young Parisians who've been hit by the economic crisis. Some of them have come up with some creative ways to save money - from DIY to second-hand.
It's become a tradition at the port of Hamburg. For the past 20 years, good Samaritans have been giving Christmas trees to sailors who have to be at sea over the holidays. (22.12.2013)
Berlin is a match for many cities in many things - and its admittedly modest yuletide illuminations are no exception. DW's Tamsin Walker is enchanted by the understated approach to the seasonal festival of lights. (19.12.2013)
When the Berlin-based RIAS Chamber Choir received an invitation to perform in Beirut, they were reluctant due to the political situation. But they soon agreed to bring a little Christmas sparkle to the Middle East. (18.12.2013)
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.
Paris is a city famous for its creativity even without the presence of an international football tournament. With the Euros on their doorstep, every corner of the French capital is full of ideas.
Germans like to give books as Christmas gifts. But that's not the only reason the number of bookstores in Berlin is actually growing, despite the threat of ebooks and online discounters.
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