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.
One year after the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, market organizers in Germany have security at the forefront of their minds. In Nuremberg, will roaming police forces drive visitors away from the mulled wine?
Thousands of visitors caused chaos as they flocked to the idyllic forest market in Velen near the Dutch border, a village of only 75 people. Some 85 million people visit Germany's Christmas markets every year.
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.
Every year in Germany, the Christkind, a childlike angel, arrives, and with it, Christmas markets and festive spirits. Germany is known the world over for its Christmas traditions. How well do you know them?
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