Every year, just in time for the first weekend of the Christmas season, Rolf Vogt turns his own house in Calle in Northern Germany into a festival of lights.
Christmas is just around the corner. Every week another candle is lit. During Advent, all Germany gets ready for the great celebration. How familiar are you with German Advent traditions?
DW Culture's Advent calendar explores the people - celebrities, historical figures or anonymous craftsmen - who've shaped the way we celebrate Christmas. Come back every day until December 24 to discover a new one!
During advent in Zurich, the city lights up like a Christmas tree. It's a magical place, with its market, circus, and of course, cheese fondue. And what better way to digest than a stroll through the brightly-lit city?
Who invented the Advent wreath? How did Christmas markets start? Why do some German children believe the "Christ Child" is the one who brings presents? Find out here.
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