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South Africans in Germany


Christmas is a very important celebration in Germany. 
The festive season starts on St Nickolas day, the 6th of December and ends with “Heilige Drei Könige” on the 6th of January.

Nikolastag06 December. Children leave a pair of cleaned boots outside their door and the boots are filled with sweets and small gifts
AdventAdvent starts 4 Sundays before Christmas
Christmas Eve / Heiligabent24 December
Christmas Day / 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag25 December
Boxing Day / 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag26 December
Heilige Drei Könige06 January

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German Christmas Traditions

Read all about the beautiful Christmas traditions in Germany

German Christmas Traditions

St. Nicholas Day St Nicholas Day, known as Nikolaustag in Germany, is celebrated on the 6th of December. Children leave a pair of cleaned boots outside their door on the evening of the 5th. The boots


Christmasdas Weihnachten
Christmas Eveder Heiligabend
Christmas tree

der Weinachtsbaum or Tannenbaum

Mulled wineder Glühwein
Goosedie Gans
Nativity Scene die Krippe
Nutcrackerder Nussknacker
Merry ChristmasFröhliche Weihnachten
Happy new yearein gutes neues Jahr
Advent Calendarder Adventskalender

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Visiting Christmas markets in Germany is a delightful way of celebrating the festive season. The heavy scent of sweets, fried sausage and warm wine welcome you to a variety of Christmas delicacies. If

For the Foodies

Side dishes

Brussel sprouts with Chestnuts For 4 people 400 grams Chestnuts (you can buy them prepared) 600 gram Brussel sprouts 75 gram Goose lard (Gänseschmalz)  15

Christmas Beverages

Click here to submit your recipe Gemmerbier 4.5 liter water 28 g gingerroot crushed 500 ml sugar 15 ml active dry yeast or 1 cube

Main Meals

Click here to submit your recipe Gammon Gammon is ham that has been cured or smoked like bacon. It is the hind leg of pork

Christmas Desserts

Tipsy tart 250g dates, pitted1tsp bicarb1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup Butter 3/4 brown sugar (light)2 XL eggies1tsp Vanilla Essence1 1/2 cup Flour2 tsp Baking

German Christmas Recipes

Baking cookies for Christmas is what childhood memories are made of. We will list some websites here where you can find authentic Christmas recipes.  Typical