A little bit of Christmas kitsch is necessary in the Advent season. However, this German family cannot be beaten: They have 110 Christmas trees at home.
By the time Advent begins, Christmas trees are already set up in German city centers. Every year, however, public Christmas trees are at the center of a heated debate: Who has the biggest one?
During advent in Zurich, the city lights up like a Christmas tree. It's a magical place, with its market, circus, and of course, cheese fondue. And what better way to digest than a stroll through the brightly-lit city?
Who invented the Advent wreath? How did Christmas markets start? Why do some German children believe the "Christ Child" is the one who brings presents? Find out here.
One prison in eastern Germany has invited visitors to get their fix of festive cheer in an environment otherwise known for anything but. DW's Kate Brady reports from the Saxon town of Zeithain.
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