Delicate wooden angels from the company Wendt & Kühn are the perfect edition to any festive decor. For 100 years, the company has been producing hand-made figurines, following strict instructions from its founder.
Every Christmas, over 80,000 letters are sent to Himmelstadt by children from around the world. Their Christmas wishes often sound funny at first, but a closer read reveals a deeper story behind each letter.
Where do angels come from? Why do they have wings? And at what point did they become a key decorative feature in the most important churches of the Christian faith?
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.
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."
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