1 December

Adventskranz (Advent wreath)!


In Germany, there is nothing like a nice Adventskranz, or Advent wreath, to mark the build up towards Christmas. These are made of pine or fir tree branches and often have Christmas decorations on them.

Counting down to Christmas…


In some German towns, you’ll find huge advent wreaths on fountains in the market place. These look really festive and magical. But unlike the Advent wreaths that you might see hung on front doors in the UK, most German Advent wreaths are found indoors. The best thing about them is that they have four candles to light. You light a new candle on each of the four Advent Sundays. The last Advent Sunday is very special, as we will see…


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der Adventskranz advent wreath
die Kerze candle
der Tannenbaum fir tree
der Adventsonntag sunday in advent