Today we hear from Michele on how the spend Christmas in Germany:
Christmas In Germany
Hi! My name is Michele and I keep a blog over at I am a beautiful nightmare.
I was born and raised in the USA but recently I have moved with my husband to Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Heather asked me to write about my first experience with Christmas here in Germany, so here goes!
Things are a bit different here than in the U.S. They give gifts but it’s not as big as it is in the States. Here it Germany, it is more of a true religious holiday with Church and Family.
All of the stores are decorated for Christmas and sell Christmas Items. There aren’t HUGE stores like Walmart here, instead, everyone has little shops for clothing, boots/shoes, coat shops, music shops, cafes, toy shops, ect.
There is a bakery on nearly every corner selling fresh breads and desserts.
Christmas markets are HUGE here, it is almost like a flea market or what is known in the UK as a “car boot sale” but even better, with candies, cookies, small gifts, teas shops, hat shops and hand made wooden trinkets.
Saint Nicolas apparently originated from here and Christmas gifts are opened on Christmas eve not on Christmas day.
One of the best things about being in Germany for Christmas is the scenery,
I have never seen such gorgeous scenery. I love it so much here , I may never leave!
Merry Christmas 🙂