German Christmas Traditions, from Cookies to Krampus

Christmas Ornament

Ten Beloved German Christmas Traditions

Beloved German Christmas traditions — from cookies to Christmas trees, Advent calendars, Christmas Markets and Feuranzeugbowle — make the season mysterious and wonderful, as true today as it was in our childhoods. .

22 Traditional German Christmas Cookies

What would the Christmas season be without scrumptious homemade cookies? The rich fragrances and fabulous smells are found all over homes and outdoor Christmas markets in November and December. Looking for the secrets behind those delectable Butterkekse, Spekulatius, Lebkuchen, Aachner Printen, Weckmännchen, Zimtsterne, Makronen oder Marzipan? Look no further, you will find them here…

Glazed Lebkuchen Christmas Cookies
Christmas Dinner Goose

German Recipes for Christmas Dinners and Holiday Parties

One of the most anticipated German Christmas traditions is the Christmas dinner! The traditional Christmas meal features duck, goose, rabbit or a roast. This main dish is accompanied by German delicacies such as apple and sausage stuffing, red cabbage and potato dumplings. Dessert typically includes Christmas Stollen, considered one of the best Christmas pastries in the world! …

Stock Up for the Holidays

It’s time to order your Christmas favorites from TheTasteOfGermany, our sister site. Christmas favorites have arrived at the store, with special tins of gingerbread, and Christmas classics like Stollen, Lebkuchen, Zimsterne, Spekulatius, and Pfefffernuesse … plus advent calendars, gifts tins, and all the spices of the season. Order your must-have Christmas goodies by December 12th, for ground shipping Christmas delivery! December 18th for Express Shipping ….

Chocolate Santas
Christmas Baked Sweets

Holiday Baking Traditions

The holiday season is peak season for home bakers to practice their skills. Christmas cookies are a fun way to get started, even for people with no baking experience. The recipes are usually fairly simple and straightforward, requiring only pantry staples and a few special seasonal ingredients. We’ve also included a few recipes that are definitely for the experienced baker!

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