What does Germany use for decorations?
Decorations may include tinsel, glass balls or straw ornaments and sweets. A star or an angel tops the Tannenbaum, and beneath the tree, a nativity scene might be set up and the presents next to it. Germans also usually continue to use real lit candles instead of electric lights on the tree.
What kind of decorations are used during Christmas in Germany?
Many families in Germany put an Advent wreath on the living room table the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The wreaths have four large candles and, traditionally, pinecones and berries. As lights are dimmed, the whole family gathers around the wreath. As one, they spend a quiet, reflective hour together.
What are popular decorations in Germany?
Germany is well known for its Christmas Markets where all sorts of Christmas foods and decorations are sold. Perhaps the most famous German decorations are glass ornaments. The glass ornaments were originally hand blown glass and were imported in the USA in 1880s by the Woolworth stores.
How do Germans decorate their houses on Christmas?
People decorate their houses with wreaths, put lighted candles and pyramids in their windows, and decorate their yards with lights. The official start of the holiday season for Germans is on the first of four Advent Sundays.
What kind of Christmas ornament was invented in Germany?
Those shiny glass balls (Glaskugeln) and tinsel (Lametta) are German inventions. Although the glass globes you use to decorate your tree may have been manufactured in China, Mexico, the USA, or elsewhere, the originals were invented in Germany.