German Christmas Tree Traditions
The Christmas tree is a very important tradition in Germany. Most people still get a natural tree and even try to get one with roots to plant it after the Christmas holidays. Traditionally the tree will be decorated one week before Christmas Eve and will get taken down after the first week in January.
The Origin of the Christmas Tree The modern Christmas tree was developed in early modern Germany, where devoted Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. The German translation for Christmas Tree is “Weihnachtsbaum” or “Christbaum”. Read more about the origin of the Christmas Trees in an article on Wikipedia.