We can't imagine the holiday season without a Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas tree). In former times the tree was decorated with nuts, apples and other fruits. Only in the 18th century people started to use candles and later electric lights to illuminate the tree and to hang many different kinds of ornaments on it.
I have always wondered how such a huge Christmas tree is placed on the Christmas market. Here is a fun video about the Christmas tree of the Dresden Striezelmarkt 2016. It is 23,5 meter high and weights nearly 5 tons (11023lb). The image at the top of this blog post shows the tree decorated.
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Most blog posts from June 2017 - June 2018 were written by GVAI's blogger Anikka Abbott who has just started her journalism studies. We already miss her. Learn more about her here or connect with her on Facebook.
Hello, I am Christine, the director of GVAI, a passionate singer, German diction, voice and performance coach. I love music, singing and dancing. Life is an exciting journey and I invite you to walk with me....