Every year before Christmas, the Brits discuss which Christmas-themed TV commercial is their favorite. Plus: The history of mp3 data storage. And: Christmas markets get the Germans in the Christmas spirit.
On the first Oktoberfest Sunday, a parade through Munich is a dazzling showcase of traditional costumes. It was first staged on the 25th wedding anniversary of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria in 1835.
Hambach Castle in Rhineland-Palatinate lies on the German Wine Route. The medieval castle is a popular tourist attraction and the birthplace of German democracy.
The French love oysters and consume some eighty thousand tons each year. Now an oyster farmer is catering to that insatiable appetite with an oyster vending machine on the country's western island of Ile de Ré.
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