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We Visit The Christmas Market In Nuremberg (#749)

Gourmet Chef Thomas Buhner - Thomas Buhner from Osnabruck in Germany is the only chef in the country whose restaurant "la vie" was granted a third Michelin star -- the highest rating -- in the 2012 edition of the gourmet guide. Perhaps no big surprise considering he was already singled out in 2005 as "Chef of the Year" by the Gault Millau restaurant critics. We visit Buhner to watch him work his culinary magic.

The Ski Cross Sporting Trend - Ski cross is emerging as an ever more popular sport that is increasingly stealing the show from traditional downhill skiing. Ski cross duels sometimes involve aggressive tactics when four skiers simultaneously race down a challenging course at 100 km/h. We meet Julia Eichinger who is a big ski cross enthusiast.

Madame Tussauds' 250th Birthday - On occasion of the founder of the world renowned wax museums we visit the ones in London and in Berlin to find out why they're so popular. Marie Tussaud started working with wax when she was just six, and after the French Revolution she moved to London to apply her skill at building wax likenesses of people.

Furniture from Sports Equipment - A German designer from the southwestern city of Karlsruhe has a unique furniture concept: His firm "Zur schonen Linde" makes furniture from used gym equipment. We meet Andreas Grobel who can turn a pommel horse into an elegant bar.

Nuremberg Christmas Market - We visit this world-famous Christmas market that attracts millions of visitors each year. Its many stands offer traditional Christmas foods, and arts and crafts like Nativity scenes made by hand. The first written mention of the Christmas market in Nuremberg dates back to 1628 although it is believed that it existed well before that time. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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