chalking the doors in Germany
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Chalking The Doors In Germany : A Tradition Explained

What Does 20*C+M+B+16 Mean on Doors in Germany? If you have ever been in Germany during Christmas and noticed letters and numbers written in chalk on doors (but have no idea what it means) don’t be ashamed. You’re certainly not alone. A recent visit to the Mosel in south west Germany over …

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The Christmas Story On A Ball

Christmas tree balls are the canvas of choice for this German artist. Louis Pfeiffer from Oldenburg in Germany has a very special relationship with the Christmas story. He has already written the Gospel of Luke more than 1,000 times – not on paper though, but on glass Christmas tree balls. …

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German toy shop
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Could This German Toy Shop Be World’s Oldest?

Germany’s oldest toy shop, Carl Loebner in Torgau, is targeting another title. Owner Jörg Loebner (62) has applied to the “Guinness Book of Records” for recognition as the oldest toy shop in the world. The Carl Loebner toy shop in Torgau, Germany, has been owned by the same family since …

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Talking German

Das Jahr geht zu Ende

The song “Das Jahr geht zu Ende” (The Year Comes to an End) by Rolf Zuckowski is  a popular and classic tune for German families at this time of year. Rolf Zuckowski is one of the most famous and best loved children’s singer-songwriters in Germany, with Das Jahr geht zu Ende taken from …

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