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The Star Wars saga from episode I to VII in just 3 minutes – for those who want to join the party chat, and who want to know what came before Episode VIII, without sitting through over 15 hours of galactic swashbuckling.
The first nativity play, or re-enactment of Jesus' birth, was staged in Greccio, Italy, in 1223. Saint Francis of Assisi had the idea. The nativity play is still one of the year's highlights there today.
The mechanical toys by Ukrainian company Ugears have fans all over the world. The 3D models are made entirely from wood and are slotted together – no glue is needed. The result: delicate retro-looking contraptions.
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?
The final of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition took place in Bonn last weekend. The event takes place every two years and pays tribute to the piano works of Beethoven, who was born in the city.