After our reporter Axel Primavesi's lessons from a real Santa Claus and his partition in the Santa Winter Games he has to play the real thing at a Christmas market, a company Christmas party and a family celebration.
There's a Dutch Christmas tradition where people dress up as the helpers who accompany the Netherlands' version of Santa Claus. They're known as Black Petes. According to folklore, Black Petes are Moors from Spain and when people dress up as them, they often daub their faces with black paint. And therein lies the problem. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Stefan Bos about moves to end the practice.
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Christmas has come early to the streets of the Spanish capital in the form of thousands of Santa Clauses. But these Saint Nicks were unusually athletic — and weren't out delivering presents.
The children's tale 'Fritzi war dabei' (Fritzi was there too) by author Hanna Schott is now in German cinemas. The film uses a child-friendly approach to explain the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgård, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Berlin is known for creative spaces and freedom of expression. It attracts artists, musicians, and clubbers from all over the globe. But the scene is changing. The popular club Griessmuehle and techno DJ DVS1 are trying to conserve club culture.
Innovative yet influenced by tradition: Rembrandt, who died 350 years ago on October 4, has become one of the best known painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The artist had a wide social support system.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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