EXPLAINED: Why Germans get wholly wasted on Ascension Day

EXPLAINED: Why Germans get wholly wasted on Ascension Day

In Germany, Himmelfahrt is not just about honouring Jesus' ascent into heaven - it's also Father's Day, and sees a tripling of alcohol-related accidents. The Local explains why.

How a Potsdam rabbi school is bringing a ‘Jewish Renaissance’ to Central Europe

How a Potsdam rabbi school is bringing a ‘Jewish Renaissance’ to Central Europe

Are you ready for Walpurgisnacht, Germany’s night of witches?

Are you ready for Walpurgisnacht, Germany’s night of witches?

Teenager killed by maypole in Rhine region

Teenager killed by maypole in Rhine region

The calls you’ll hear at Carnival – and what they mean

The calls you’ll hear at Carnival – and what they mean

German Mother’s Day: Florists to Nazis and back again

German Mother’s Day: Florists to Nazis and back again

Nuremberg elects angel to run Christmas market

Nuremberg elects angel to run Christmas market

German kids enjoy ‘back to school’ traditions

German kids enjoy ‘back to school’ traditions

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

Fearlessly Jewish on the streets of Munich

Fearlessly Jewish on the streets of Munich