Frohe Weihnachten! (and from the GDR, too)

Germans love Christmas. Or at least Advent, since I haven’t got first-hand experience of the actual days of Christmas in Berlin yet. Advent. Most Dutch people wouldn’t even know what it is, but here in Berlin it comes with candles, calendars, special opening hours at many stores and many many more traditions. Even the communist regime in the GDR wasn’t able to take away Christmas from the Germans – and that is saying something. Here are my three steps towards becoming an Advent-pro.

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