Wood is an important building material in modern architecture. New wood processing techniques allow architects an ever growing number of possibilities and more spectacular designs.
Though Germany's burial laws are stricter than most in Europe, forest funerals are beginning to gain in popularity. But how green are they really? Tamsin Walker went to find out.
Two entrepeneurs are renting thousands of living Christmas trees to homes across Germany - in a bid to reduce the number of wasted firs after the festive season. Environmental groups are skeptical.
Single women wore hats with red pom-poms and bread came via the water mill. While Germany's Black Forest is famous for its cake and cuckoo clocks, the Vogtsbauernhof outdoor museum shows what life there was really like.
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