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What Is It about These German Christmas Candle Arches?

When you drive through the Ore Mountains during Christmas season, you experience an enchanting sight, probably unrivalled in the world: All – and I mean ALL windows shine with Christmas lights of the candle arches. Where does the odd shape of German Candle Arches come from? The German candle arch has its origins in the […]

Why Are German Christmas Incense Smokers So Unique?

Das Räuchermännchen, in English called German Incense Smoker Man, Christmas Smoker, or even Smoker Gnome. Whatever name you prefer, one thing is for sure: These cute looking gnomes grow on you once you’ve seen them in action. How Are German Smoker Men Made? As many other Christmas decorations, German incense smokers are yet another invention […]

The Truth about the German Christmas Pickle Tradition

Germans take credit for a lot of popular Christmas traditions and decorations. Whether it’s the Christmas tree, nutcrackers, incense smoker men or the Advent calendars – they all originated in Germany. But NOT so the famous Christmas pickle! Even though finding a pickle in the decorated Christmas tree may be an enjoyable tradition, it doesn’t […]

4 Enlightening Facts about German Christmas Pyramids

German Christmas pyramids are also known as Christmas carousels or candle windmills. These fascinating structures add a very special touch to the Christmas season. They amplify the festive and cozy atmosphere. Kids especially get fascinated by the steady and calm turning of the carousel and the detailed ornamentation of the sceneries and figurines. The reflection of […]

6 Must-Have Traditional German Easter Decorations

Easter, as many of you know, is one of the most important holidays in Germany. The reason for this lies in its religious significance combined with its centuries-old regional and local traditions. In particular the German Easter traditions have created a wide variety of handcrafted, unique Easter decorations that are cherished by people across the […]

What’s So Special about the German Easter Celebrations?

Similar to many places around the world, Easter in Germany is heralded as a time to welcome spring and milder temperatures. After a long winter, it is a time to frolic outdoors and celebrate fresh Spring flowers and baby animals. It’s regarded as a warm time to spend with family and friends; it’s one of […]