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Germany and Greenland

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 December 2013

Germany is known for doing Christmas particularly well, with atmospheric Christmas markets, beautifully decorated trees and seasonal biscuits and cakes. The ancient city of Leipzig in the east of the country has hundreds of Christmas stalls, and this year, as Chris Bowlby finds, the opening of a new network of railway tunnels adds to the seasonal cheer.

James Fletcher travelled to Greenland in the arctic north, to report the controversial decision to open a new iron ore mine. It will be the Danish territory's biggest infrastructure project. When he finished his interviews, he hoped to fly home, but Greenland's stormy weather got in the way. Hours of delay turned into days. Will he make it home for Christmas?

Photo Credit: Chris Bowlby



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