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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 […]

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 […]

3 Must-Know Facts about German Christmas Tree Glass Ornaments

You always wanted to know how the Christmas tree and its beautiful glass ornaments made it into your living room, and how Germany got to its Christmas Pickle? Then read on: Beside apples, nuts, baked goods, straw and wood, glass ornaments are extremely popular. In fact, the first Christmas tree ball was produced in Germany, […]