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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 […]

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 […]

The Phenomenon of German Wicker Beach Chairs

People consider many things typical German: Dirndl dresses and Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, sausages, schnitzel etc. …And then there is the “Strandkorb” – the roofed wicker beach chair / wicker beach cabana (literal translation: beach basket). Yes, this is very German…actually extremely German. Here is why: They are a German invention Wicker chairs used indoors date back […]

6 Popular Bavarian Foods for You to Try

Who doesn’t love Bavarian foods? What comes to your mind first? It’s probably beer, pretzels as well as the typical Bavarian meats and sausage. Bavarian food is characterized by its heartiness and authenticity. Its origins are very rural, since farming was the main source of income.  So it comes as no surprise that Bavarian cuisine […]

Why We Are Hooked on German Easter Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in Germany. Chocolate making and tasting is literally an art form. Young and old love it in all of its variations – milk, dark, white etc., and it makes its way into homes as yummy bars, figurines, fillings and coatings. So what would Easter be without chocolate? […]

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 […]

6 Amazing Facts about German Christmas Nutcrackers

The Ore Mountains in East Germany are the stronghold of the Christmas nutcracker production. Steinbach, Dregeno and Christian Ulbricht nutcrackers are just a few of the well-known German manufacturers, who satisfy the needs of the world-wide fan base. 1. How did nutcrackers originate? Wooden nutcrackers already existed before Christ and its invention is attributed to […]

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, […]