Known as Germany's fifth season, carnival is a time of many traditions. Here’s an insight into the sometimes surprising origins of those carnival customs.
Germany is celebrating its so-called "fifth season" with more than a few odd customs, many of which date back centuries. Here are five such traditions, including snipped ties and men dressed up as virgins.
Germans call New Year's Eve "Silvester." Superstitions, customs and party trends: How do people typically celebrate on December 31 in Germany?
Decades of concealment were revealed through the German Catholic Church's new study on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy members. Such cases have long been explored by feature films. Here are a few memorable works.
Language takes center stage in the six novels selected for Britain's most prestigious literary award, now in its 50th year. The shortlisted works tell diverse stories, from a slave escape in Barbados to post-war PTSD.
The first anniversary of #Me Too, and the 100th of women's suffrage in Germany. But what role do women play in the German music industry? Why aren't there more women in the charts? Our series begins with singer Lary.
With the art installation "Glowing Core", the Catholic basilica will be transformed into a magical space of light and sound every day as darkness falls, starting on Thursday in time for the "Berlin ART Week".
It's not all just fun and games when it comes to gaming. The Victoria & Albert Museum explores the transformative power of digital games in its latest exhibition, "Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt."
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