Meerschaum pipes are renowned as masterpieces of the Turkish carvers' art. But this 300-year-old craft is dying out. Fewer people in Turkey and Europe are smoking pipes nowadays.
The world's largest travel trade show takes place in the German capital with around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions. Some 180,000 visitors are expected.
When Bavaria introduced its famous Beer Purity Law 500 years ago, Jews had already developed their own brewing traditions over thousands of years. The Jewish Museum in Munich now celebrates the cultural history of beer.
Were your boots ready for St. Nicholas Day on December 6? DW's Sertan Sanderson explores why the saint means so much to both secular and religious people all over the world.
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