Images of Christmas in Germany

This year felt like a proper German Christmas.

For a start there was snow. Proper snow, rather than just a dusting which turns to slush on contact with the ground. This is what our driveway looked like.

For a couple of days it looked like we might not be able to get out and buy a Christmas tree at all. But eventually we did venture onto the roads… and found to our surprise that they had been cleared enough to be drivable.

For once it was pretty late when we put up the tree… Christmas Eve no less. We must be turning German!

One of the things I like about Christmas trees is all the different types of decorations you can buy here. I’ve been collecting a few every year for the 18 years we’ve lived in Germany. I went for non-breakable, child oriented designs mainly, because for a lot of those years we had young children… and for some of the other years we had kittens in the house.

Here are some close-ups from the tree.

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5 responses to “Images of Christmas in Germany

  1. Are those last four by Käthe Wohlfahrt? I’ve been buying one of those every year. They’re beautiful.

  2. Yes – I collect the hand painted tin Käthe Wohlfahrt ones too. Lovely indeed.

  3. Love seeing a white Christmas! Your tree is perfect and I love the decorations. When we left Germany Bremen was covered in snow came to Utah and NO snow! We have since had a storm or two ! White Christmas is what it’s all about. Have a wonderful rest of your holiday season.

  4. Azza

    Have awonderful new year and thanks for the nice post

  5. It’s a slow way to work up a collection, but let’s hope there’s lots of time!

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