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    Christmas tree decorations from Lauscha ©Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
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Lauscha. The birthplace of Christmas baubles.

Thuringia is responsible for a number of festive traditions, including the glass decorations that we hang on Christmas trees. Over 160 years ago, glassblowers in the small town of Lauscha began making beaded garlands, fruits and pine cones to decorate their trees at home. Their creations came to be famed the world over, and the ancient tradition of glassblowing is still practised in Thuringia today. All year round, visitors to Lauscha can see glassware being made in the Farbglashütte glassworks and numerous glass workshops, or stock up on decorations in factory shops.

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