Whatever your preference might be - traditional or quirky, big or small - Christmas markets and events in Germany cater to all tastes, from festive to eccentric. Here are our favorites of the 2016 season.
For centuries his mission has been holy - on December 6, St. Nicholas comes to Germany to bring sweet treats to all the good children. No path is too far, and he even manages to be everywhere at the same time.
Bavaria can be this pretty: the #DailyDrone takes you to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Days of torrential rain and flooding have killed at least 14 people in southern Thailand, with authorities declaring much of the region a disaster zone, the government said on Tuesday.
The iconic Café Kranzler located on Kurfürstendamm has reopened after a year of being closed under new management, making it the latest Berlin establishment to undergo a revamp.
Australia's so-called backpacker tax has passed the Senate after the Australian Greens agreed to support the controversial motion in parliament on Thursday.
Thousands of people braved rainy weather to watch the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City on Wednesday night.
The musical genius was buried on a drab winter's day in an anonymous pauper's grave. To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death, fans from around the world will flock to the place where his grave is thought to be.
For the British-Canadian trio behind "A Brit and a Broad" the entire world is a tv studio as they document their global travels in their video blog.
To make the wintertime fun many cities offer open air ice rinks. Town squares, parks and promenades turn into a dance floor for ice skaters. So strap on those skates and join the fun!
There are more than 50 Christmas markets in the German capital, scattered across the city. We'll show you our favorites - places in Berlin that glisten and glow with festive spirit.
White sand and blue water – the image the tourism industry promotes of Thailand. But many tourists stayed away following a spate of terrorist bombings. The recent death of Thailand’s king also affected tourism.
Take a look around Berlin! Our 360 degree video guides you to all the best places in the capital city.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a must for tourists. What other destinations top the list for foreign visitors?
Romantic Rocks - hiking through Saxon Switzerland: Check-in presenter Lukas Stege hikes up to the Bastei rock formation, through the picturesque Kirnitzsch Valley and attempts to take on a sheer rock face.
Cologne locals are said to be always good-natured, happy, cosmopolitan and tolerant. How do they do it? Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich goes to find out.
Where does the top-fermented dark beer known as Altbier get its name? What should you look out for when shopping? Nicole Frölich looks into those questions in Düsseldorf.
On the Romantic Road from Pfaffenwinkel to Ludwig II's castles and palaces, Nicole Frölich discovers new spots along Germany's best-loved themed route: moors, churches and a knight's castle. Then she takes to the sky.
Steve Hänisch is on a trek lasting several days through Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. The three needle-like granite peaks of the same name are the park’s most distinctive landmarks.
City breaks are in and we want the videos you made on them! Show us how wonderful your destination was and which sights you visited.
Our travel show Check-in is also interested in your home as a holiday destination. Show us the city or region you call home and we will accompany you with a camera team. Here is how you apply:
Mulled wine, gingerbread and bright lights await visitors at Christmas markets across Germany.
Malta may be one of the world's smallest countries, but it's big on tourism.
The taste of Christmas - traditional Printen cookies are all the rage in Aachen.
Ancient Etruscan sites, picturesque villages and olive groves. This is Tuscia in Italy.
The Christmas Angel has opened Germany's most famous Christmas Market in Nuremberg.
The Rhine in Düsseldorf is more than a river: it's an icon that's provided inspiration to artists.
Lukasz Wójcik shows us his home town, from the main square to the Jewish district, Kazimierz.
Once a year, Düsseldorf holds a festival to honor Germany's largest Japanese community.
State capital, art metropolis and Altbier center: what you should know about the city on the Rhine.
Palermo is twinned with Düsseldorf - a pairing as exciting as it is rich in contrasts.
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