Local traditions and culture in Land Sachsen

  • St. Nick at the Market near the Frauenkirche
    St. Nick at the Market near the...
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  • Stollen strall at the Hauptstrasse market
    Stollen strall at the Hauptstrasse...
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  • Stadtfest stage in front of Semperoper.
    Stadtfest stage in front of Semperoper.
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    preparing Christmas dinner....

    by richiecdisc Updated Mar 13, 2003

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    There's no turkey for Christmas dinner in Germany, they opt for either goose or duck. Doreen's parents have a farm and this means the slaughtering of some fowl for the holiday season. It's not something that people enjoy doing, but it's part of a tradition that's been going on for hundreds of years. These ducks were raised for this meal and it's hard work getting them ready, I'll tell you that! They had to pluck all the feathers off. I only did some of the fine feathers but the main job looked to be as tough a task as I've ever seen. Days later, the fruits of all the labor are served up on Christmas day, around midday. It was absolutely delicious, served with potato dumplings, and red cabbage.

    getting ready for Christmas dinner

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    Christmas traditions in Germany are strong...

    by richiecdisc Written Mar 13, 2003

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    The Erzgebirge is famous throughout Germany for its wooden Christmas decorations like the nutcracker men and elaborate pyramids. The latter are little nativity scenes that rotate with the heat currents from candles below a propeller. These vary in size enormously and there is generally a super large one in the main square of the quaint towns that dot this area.

    a pyramid in Freiberg

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    Schwibbogen

    by Leipzig Updated May 22, 2003

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    Everywhere in Germany you see a "Schwibbogen" (Candle Arch) in the windows. The original was invented in Johanngeorgenstadt, a small town in the Erzgebirge around 1780.

    Schwibbogen

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