The number of overnight stays from visitors both within and outside of Germany hit a record high in 2015. The figures have risen for the sixth consecutive year.
Many ski resorts in France exaggerated the length of their slopes. According to a study, some ski resorts in Switzerland also inflated their piste length.
Every year, the market women of the Viktualienmarkt, a food market at the center of Munich, celebrate Mardi Gras with a dance. The traditional performance is a Carnival highlight in the city.
Over one billion people across the world are ringing in the Year of the Monkey. New Year is the most important national holiday in China and many other countries in Asia. Festivities last an entire week.