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Who is Knecht Ruprecht? St Nicholas’s Christmas-time Companion

So much attention is showered on Krampus this time of year, that it’s surprising for many to learn that most Germans aren’t familiar with the Krampus Legend. More common throughout Germany is the Knecht Ruprecht figure. But who is Knecht Ruprecht? Is he a helper? Or a demon? And how does he fit into the […]

Christmas Eve Dinner in Germany – Würstchen mit Kartoffelsalat?

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