Christmas Eve or 24 December is when Germans celebrate Christmas, so the afternoon and evening of the 24th is when the city is on lockdown. This is the time to visit family, bake Christmas cookies, . . .
I've gotten asked by two separate people about what to do in Berlin in the Winter. My initial answer is always: CHRISTMAS MARKETS! These are original to Germany, where the tradition of the Christmas . . .
Buying a real Christmas Tree for the first time was not as smooth sailing as we thought it would be, especially because we were on a tight budget and we don't have a car. I asked several Germans for . . .
Many Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas Markets are closed after December 26 but there are some Christmas Markets that are still open like Gendarmenmarkt, which we went to last night. I went there before . . .
We finally had our Christmas decor up a week before Christmas! And just in the nick of time too! We had a hard time getting a real Christmas tree and until I had a Christmas tree up, I didn't have the . . .
For me a Kerzenkarussell or candle-carousel is like a small, edited and modern version of a Christmas Pyramid. I find both these the candle-powered carousels so pretty and enchanting that I wanted to . . .
For December the Group Leaders of First Steps in Berlin (an activity group within the Willkommen in Berlin) decided to take us to their favorite traditional German Christmas Market in Schloss . . .
As promised in my previous post here are pictures of my finished Advent Wreath. I thoroughly enjoyed making this project. Germany's master florist, Jürgen Herold, taught us how to attach the different . . .
I am part of the Design Group in Willkommen in Berlin and I was very fortunate to be able to attend this amazing event the group leaders organized with Luxury Department Store Quartier 206 and . . .