Members of the "Yeti Divers" club in the town of Wittlich in Rheinland-Pfalz have decorated a tree under water, in a five-meter-deep swimming pool. They did it to collect donations for a charity project.
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?
As India celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, marked by bursting firecrackers and lighting lamps, the ban on fireworks in Delhi has cast a dark shadow on traders. Some say it will take out fun from the festival.
It seems Germany practically invented Christmas - or at least many of the symbols associated with it. While we don't like to start thinking about it in the summer, the cookie bakers and tree growers have to.
This year the Queen's Christmas tree comes from Coburg in Bavaria, the ancestral lands of her great-great-grandfather.
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