Each year the Christmas Angel opens the Christmas market in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. Competition to play the role is fierce. Teenager Teresa Treuheit was chosen by a jury to portray this year's angel.
The Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of the oldest and the most famous in Germany. By tradition, it opens on the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent. The opening ceremonies are led by the "Christmas Angel."
For some, Nuremberg’s Christmas market is the epitome of the festive season in Germany. Mulled wine and gingerbread are a must. Then there's also the Christmas angel, a longstanding tradition unique to Nuremberg.
Christmas in Europe? Germany's holiday markets quickly come to mind. After the attack on a market in Berlin, we look at the centuries-old history and meaning of Christmas markets for Germany.
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