Tuesday, December 21, 2010

O Tannenbaum

People search for the perfect Christmas tree in the middle of the city. Nordmanns appear to be quite popular, although the trees come in many varieties, shapes, and sizes.

Traditionally the tree is put up on Christmas Eve, the 24th of December, and may remain until the 7th of January. Many Christmas traditions date back to Germany, however it seems like a lot of rushing around on Christmas Eve between getting a tree ready, having a visit from Christkind, going to Mass, and figuring out how to have time to cook something for dinner. Many families traditionally have wurst, which seems a bit uneventful.


Amanda said...

I'm curious. How much do they cost? How do people get them home? Do they take them on the Ubahn? LOL! Do they deliver?

Munich Daily Photo said...

I'd say on average they're about 40€. I've seen people carry them by bike and subway. Surprisingly they don't have a delivery service that I know of, but there are several niche business markets missing for those in search of an entrepreneurial idea.