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Christmas Tree – Weihnachtsbaum

Christmas Trees & Decorations, Germany

Editors Note:  This is an excerpt from German Christmas Traditions. It is available for purchase from Amazon.com. The Christmas tree is a true German tradition. It was used here for the first time in the 15th century, and since then this wonderful custom has spread over the world. Here, we are very attached to our

“Weihnachten” in Germany

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

“Weihnachten” in Germany elfe Christmas or as the germans call it “Weihnachten” is the most cheerful and important season of the year. The main night is Christmas Eve which takes place on December 24th. Families get together for a rich holiday diner and to wait for Santa (“Weihnachtsmann”) who brings the presents that night. Basically

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Christkindlmart

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Christkindlmart steven Nuremberg Germany 1989 Communism collapses and the Berlin Wall falls. There is something about the Christmas season in Germany that is unknown in the rest of the world. Not being of a Christian persuasion, myself, but having been raised celebrating the season, the sights, sounds and smells of Christkindlmart in Nuremberg is awe

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Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Fröhliche Weihnachten! patricias Weihnachten is a quiet time in Germany. People are in a thoughtful mood. Towns have decorated their streetlights and businesses with christmas lights and branches of pine-needle and fir-needle trees. Everything appears in red and dark green. The colors of “Weihnachten” in Germany. Houses are usually scarcely decorated. You might see some

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Weihnachten in Germany

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Weihnachten in Germany janesway The Christmas season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas with the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath, decorated with four candles. It signifies the 4ooo years that the world had to wait before the birth of Christ. Every evening people gather around the wreath and one of

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Christmas from a British perspective

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Christmas from a British perspective trampolinebabe Having lived in Germany for many years now, I have seen quite a few Christmas’ here. They are nothing like the unbelievable commercialism I have witnessed in the UK. They are joyous occasions filled with flickering candles, steaming gluhwein, lots of snow, and lovely Christmas markets in every town.

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Another German Christmas Tradition

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Another German Christmas Tradition The Beutel In some parts of Germany it is a tradition on the 26th of December to visit friends and praise their Christmas tree. This is called “Christbaumloben”. Mostly you ring at the door and when someone opens and lets you in, you look at the tree and say “A nice

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Adventszeit

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Adventszeit Peffi In München zu leben ist das Schönste, weil ich es genieße die Weihnachtsmärkte in München zu besuchen. Alles ist still und geruhsam. Die Menschen sind eingewickelt in Mäntel, weil es schneit und überall riecht es nach Glühwein. Doch trotzdem macht mich Weihnachten immer traurig, weil ich an all die Menschen denken muß die

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