On January 6, the day commonly known as Heilige Drei Koenige (Epiphany), the adoration of baby Jesus by the three Magi is commemorated. They followed the star of Bethlehem to bring him gold, frankincense, and myrrh. It is a religious holiday in some German states, and parts of Austria and […]
Germans can’t wait to watch Dinner for One on December 31. The 18-minute cuIt film from 1963 is a favorite beginning for New Year’s Eve in Germany, where it is broadcast on several TV channels that day. The catch phrase “The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie? – The […]
Germans celebrate Christmas Eve (Heiligabend) on December 24. Many spend the afternoon or early evening going to church, decorating the Christmas tree, or preparing a special Christmas Eve Dinner. Gifts are opened that evening, unlike in the US, where gifts are opened on Christmas morning. Unless the 24th falls on […]
Germany is known for its Christmas markets during the time before Christmas. Usually they are located in town squares with booths for food and drink, Christmas items, and entertainment for the kids. To counteract the cold, Glühwein (mulled wine) is a popular drink for adults. The markets usually begin during […]
Classes for children and teenagers are open for registration. Hurry – Early Registration (you get a discount) ends on Sunday, December 12, 2021. We welcome all children and teenagers from the age of 5 to 16 years old interested in learning and exploring the language and culture of German-speaking countries. […]
In addition to our popular German classes for children and teens, we have developed a great series of online workshops for the term. Take a look and sign up your children and teens as soon as possible. Workshops are limited to 10 participants. The cost for each participant per workshop […]
Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold its customary Weihnachtsmesse – German language service at 4:00 p.m. on December 24, 2017. Enjoy the festively decorated church and the Christmas readings, proclaiming the Savior of the World born to Mary and Joseph. Traditional German Christmas carols include Stille Nacht by candlelight. […]
Vor dem Tor Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick, Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück; Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche, Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück. Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises In Streifen über die grünende Flur. Aber […]
Take a look at the article “10 words that reveal Germany’s Christmas culture” that was published on the Deutsche Welle website on December 12, 2016, with this link: http://www.dw.com/en/words-you-need-to-understand-christmas-in-germany/a-36650001, Permalink: http://dw.com/p/2TmL3 Hüftgold Follow Deutsche Welle on Twitter on @dw_culture and send them your favorite Christmas words.
Take a look at the article “10 words that reveal Germany’s Christmas culture” that was published on the Deutsche Welle website on December 12, 2016, with this link: http://www.dw.com/en/words-you-need-to-understand-christmas-in-germany/a-36650001, Permalink: http://dw.com/p/2TmL3 Morgenland Follow Deutsche Welle on Twitter on @dw_culture and send them your favorite Christmas words.