Acclaimed crime writer Henning Mankell, the Northern Lights, the Balloon Festival in Chateau-d'oex, the Hahnenkamm Races in Austria, Pastry Chef Thomas Glaser, and the Christmasworld Trade Fair in Frankfurt. Henning Mankell: Henning Mankell's crime novels featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander have been translated into more than 40 languages. Now Mankell is celebrating his 65th birthday and we paid him a visit in Antibes on the French Riviera. Northern Lights: The city of Tromso in Norway is a great destination if you want to see the northern lights. The best time to see this wonder of nature is from January until March. The Balloon Festival in Chateau-d'Oex: The 35th International Balloon Festival is currently underway in the Swiss Alpine resort of Chateau-d'Oex. The annual event is attended by about 100 hot air balloon fans from 20 different countries. Hahnenkamm Races in Austria: This is a top society event in the Austrian alpine report of Kitzbuhel. It attracts an average of ninety thousand spectators including many celebrities. Pastry Chef Thomas Glaser: Thomas Glaser has been at the Facil restaurant in Berlin's Mandala hotel since 2003. He has now been named Pastry Chef of the Year by a food guide. The Christmas Trade Fair in Frankfurt: Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. Last year it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
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Episode #908 / Length: 26 minutes