We’ve bought a few new traditional and truly authentic German Christmas decorations this month to really make us feel at home here in Germany as Americans.
German Christmas Decorations from Erzgebirge + Käthe Wohlfahrt
Come inside our home in the Bavarian mountains to see some of the beautiful, handcrafted decorations we’re loving – like a Weihnachtspyramide (a Christmas pyramid or windmill), a Schwibboge (a German candle arch), wooden ornaments from Käthe Wohlfahrt, Nusskraker (Nutcracker) and a Räuchermann (smoking figure) from Erzgebirge (the Ore Mountains)! I also share the history of these items and do a fun unboxing of the Christmas ornaments with the kids.
Sources for the history:
- German Christmas Museum
- Wooden toys and Christmas folk art
- Nutcracker doll
- How the nutcracker achieved worldwide fame
Watch Other Holiday Videos as We Celebrate Christmas in Germany
- First Time Trying German Christmas Sweets
- We Bring German Christmas Markets to Us
- The German Origins of the Christmas Tree + Decorate with Us
- Will We Celebrate Christmas the German or American Way?
In February of 2021, we packed up our American family of six, with four kids ages 11 and under, and moved halfway across the world to Germany to follow our dream of living in Europe again! When we were first married, we lived for two years in France and fell in love with the European way of life. Moving to Germany has been a whirlwind, especially with four kids in tow, but we’re already growing stronger and better from the experiences we are having. It has NOT been easy, but that’s how it usually is in life when you go after your dreams!
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