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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 […]

The Linden tree in Germany – At the Heart of Germany

Weihnachtspunsch Recipe -German Christmas Punch

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One thing I discovered on last year’s Christmas Market tour is that there are MANY more hot drink choices than just Glühwein and Feuerzangenbowle. I saw Kinderpunsch (punch for kids) Eierlikorpunsch (sort of a warm Eggnoggy punsch) and  Weihnachtspunsch or Christmas Punch. This rich hot Punch came loaded with holiday flavors… but until I found […]

My Oma’s Schoko-Nusskuchen Recipe- A Nut-lover’s Favorite

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