Monsters for Christmas? They are the sinister contrast to our friendly Santa Claus: While the latter with likes to turn a blind eye to naughty children, the Krampus rattles his chain to get the necessary respect from the little ones. The Krampus run in Munich always takes place on two Sundays during Advent.
When you think of surfing, Hawaii probably comes to mind, but Munich, Germany? For years, the Eisbach stream was symbolized the exotic side of Munich, but in recent years it has become one of the city's major tourist attractions. So head to Bavaria and catch a wave, dude! (video copyright dpa)