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Christmas in Germany

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The Krampus Folklore

The Krampus is an Alpine custom, a frightening figure of the Advent (beginning of December). While accompanying Saint Nicholas, Nicholas presents good children, and the naughty ones are punished by Krampus, the evil counterpart. By the middle of the twentieth century, this aspect of Krampus was much more accentuated as a scared-faced, black-faced freak who […]

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Germany
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The Munich Christmas miracle

The people of Munich have their very own Christkindl or Christchild. Every year it is displayed for worship from the first day of Christmas until the Three Kings Day early January, in the Bürgersaal Kirche (Church) The daily mass at 5 pm has a long tradition and are the highlight of the Christmas season for […]

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Main Course
Recipes

Christmas Goose

A juicy, crispy goose – who can resist that? Here is a wonderful recipe with a classic fruity-spicy filling! The following recipe has been proven, and thus you can prepare it as a feast for your loved ones. Recipe for a classic Christmas goose: Christmas Goose Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 […]

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Christmas Market in Nürnberg

The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and certainly the most famous Christmas Market in the world. In the wooden booths of the “Städtle made of wood and cloth” you will find traditional, often handmade Christmas decorations and sweet treats, such as Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) and Spekulatius. Additional attractions include the Children’s Christmas and Sternenhaus, […]

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Breads and Pastry
Recipes

Spekulatius Cookies

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar 7 ounces butter (room-temperature) 2 large eggs (room-temperature) 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baker’s ammonia (or 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, single acting or double acting) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Steps to Make It Make […]

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Drinks, mixed
Recipes

Eierlikör Punsch

Something you would not expect to taste this good. It can easily become your favorite drink at the Christmas Market Warm Eggnog Liquor 1/2 Liter Egg Liquor, or Eggnog and Rum 1 Tblsp brown Sugar 1 liter white Wine 1 Tsp Cinnamon Warm Egg liquor and brown sugar in pot while stirring. Add Wine and […]

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Germany
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Striezelmarkt in Dresden

One December a couple years ago, we were fortunate to see one of the oldest Christmas Markets in the world, called Strizelmarkt in Dresden. The Dresdner Striezelmarkt consists of numerous wooden huts selling baked goods and hot street food to the visitor. Also Glühwein or hot Eggnog liquor is offered. The Christmas market has a […]

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Recipes

Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)

Ingredients (serves 2-3 persons) • 1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml) • one lemon, or orange • 2 sticks of cinnamon • 3 cloves • 3 tablespoons of sugar (or more to taste) • one star anise (optional) Directions Heat the red wine in a pot (don’t boil). Cut the lemon or orange […]

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Drinks, mixed

Easy Glühwein

If you crave a quick cup of Glühwein, you can use a Stash Chai Spice tea bag, hot red wine and some sugar (or honey) As you see, this tea has most ingredients you would use making Glühwein. If making a pot, top it off with peeled orange slices (with a peeler to keep off […]

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