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What Will Christmas Look Like In Germany This Year? Posted by on Nov 25, 2020

Guten Tag! In exactly one month, it will be Weihnachten (Christmas)! And, for obvious reasons, Weihnachten is going to look quite different this year. In Germany, this is no exception. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, new rules have been put together for the Christmas period in celebrating countries. The aim is to allow people…

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6 German Language Christmas Songs Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

Guten Tag! It’s 13. Dezember and almost time to say Frohe Weihnachten. To get into the spirit, today I wanted to share some German Weihnachtslieder (Christmas songs) with you. Not only is it fun for language learners to learn songs in other languages, but songs are actually a brilliant way to improve language proficiency; because…

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German Christmas Quiz 2016 Posted by on Dec 21, 2016

Guten Tag! As it’s my last post before Christmas I thought it’d be fun (educational fun… haha) to get into the Christmas spirit with a German Christmas quiz! Throughout the years the team here on the German blog have written some great articles about Christmas time in Germany. So, first of all, make yourself a…

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Zeit für eine Geschichte: Teil 12 – Die Verabredung (pt. 4) – Glühwein! Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

This is Teil 12 (part 12) of the story of Max, a German student. Be sure to read the previous parts first! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 On Sunday, Laura and Max went ice skating on the Weihnachtsmarkt. Then, Max suddenly…

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The Difference between Nikolaus, Santa Claus and the Christkind Posted by on Dec 14, 2015

Sometimes it can get a bit confusing: St Nicholas comes on the night of 5th of December, Santa Claus comes on the night of the 24th, and the Christkind arrives in the evening of the 24th! But who are they all and what is the unterschied (difference) between them? Saint Nicholas St Nicholas comes from Greece…

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9 German Christmas Bakes Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

Frohe Weihnachten! … Ok, so we’re not quite that far yet. But last year I wrote a series of posts on German Christmas traditions, including the Christkind, and the German history of the Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas tree). What is there to cover this year, I thought, that hasn’t been covered already? Well, my friends, there’s food!…

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The Advent Calender and December 24th in Germany Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

Servus! Only 4 more days ’til Christmas, so here’s another German Christmas post! Did you know that the Advent calendar chocolate you’re happily chomping away on is a German invention? Yes, along with the Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas tree), the Adventskalender is something else you can thank the Germans for. As the big day draws nearer, today…

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