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Incense smokers

…in cottage industries until the start of the 20th century, has been based in Crottendorf in the Erzgebirge since the mid-18th century. An incense smoker, on the other hand, does…

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Glass

…were published with their latest ranges at the start of the 20th century. The first hand-blown Christmas tree baubles were made from thick glass, which received a lining with a…

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Saint Nicholas

…of saints starts in the Eastern church in the 6th century and spread throughout the Orient and Occident. The Nicholas cult was not widely established in the West until the

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Nutcrackers

…and base are turned on the lathe and the feet and nose are carved out of pre-sawn wooden blocks. Nowadays the “mouth” is milled out of the upper body. The

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Advent calendars

the Stollwerck company. “In the Land of the Christ Child” also appears for blind children around 1930. By the end of the 1930s Advent calendars were being sold by several…

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Schwibbogen

…lamps in a semi-circle on a wall or directly at the mouth to the tunnel to indicate the entrance to the tunnel. This resulted in the idea and shape of…

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Data Protection

…question in the USA and is saved there. If you log into one of these social networks then the provider is able to assign your visit to our website to…

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Christmas

…2,000 years ago. It is integrated into the Christmas season of ecclesiastical and secular customs which start on the first Advent and last until February 2 (Candlemas). The actual Christmas…

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Pyramids

…holders are fixed on the outside of the plate or plates so that they are still within the diameter of the propeller. The resulting hot air causes the propeller to…

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Father Christmas and Santa Claus

…It was Moritz von Schwind who created the model of the gift bringer figure instantly adopted by the “trendsetting” bourgeoisie for an illustrated story in the Münchener Bilderbogen series in…