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German Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions from Germany that are Celebrated in America

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No one does Christmas like the Germans, so it’s no great shock that many Christmas Traditions from Germany found their way to America. Still, it’s interesting to see HOW many of the Christmas traditions arrived in the United States… and how they were changed or modified to fit in with their new country. Christmas in […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

Our Traditional German Christmas Dinner Menu

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Even though 2020 is a strange year with Pandemic Lockdowns and Restrictions on Visits, we are going to do our best to put together the traditional German Christmas Dinner menu for Christmas Day. When I was growing up, we would alternate Christmas dinner between our house, and my god-parent’s house.  All of us dressed in […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

A Visit to the Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf Austria

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We’ve all sung it hundreds of times, in German, Stille Nacht or in English, Silent Night.  It’s THE Christmas song in most German households… the last song before the end of the Christmas Eve church Service, the last song before the Bescherung. Silent Night is a song we all know the words to in German […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg

Traditions from Germany- Traditional German Christmas Decorations

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Scrolling through the Traditions from Germany website is a bit like wandering through an authentic German Christmas market from the comfort of your own home. The charming wood and glass ornaments, handcrafted Pyramids, chubby Smokers, and even brightly lit Herrnhutter Sterne, bring joy and smiles to people who display them during the holiday season. You could […]

Cute Animal House Slippers from Germany

Schwibbogen German Christmas Light Arch from the Erzgebirge

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Like many German Christmas decorations, the Schwibbogen came from the Erzgebirge. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the Mettenschicht, became the traditional last work shift before Christmas in the Ore Mountains. The foreman ended work early by knocking on the walls (time to “knock off work”). Miners of the Erzgebirge would gather in one room and […]

Christmas Traditions from Germany that are Celebrated in America

A German Christmas Market Tour – Magic, Food and lots of Glühwein

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I spend more time regretting the things I didn’t do, than the mistakes I may have made. That’s why when I got an email about taking German Christmas Market Tour a few weeks ago, I only hesitated long enough to clear it with my family. After all, a week away in December (well, 10 days […]

A Visit to the Nuremberg Toy Museum- Spielzeugmuseum Nuremberg