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  • Christmas tree. Red baubles and candles burning bright.
    Christmas tree. Red baubles and candles burning bright. ©DZT/Norbert Krüger
Traditions and customs from A to Z

O Christmas tree. O Christmas tree.

According to legend, the Christmas tree had its genesis in 1419. Back then bakers in Freiburg hung sweets and baked treats from the branches of a tree. The children of the city were invited to ransack the tree on New Year's Day. Whether there's any truth to the legend or not, one thing's for certain: the German custom of decorating trees has spread all over the world. It's as much a part of Christmas as exchanging gifts and singing carols. The world's biggest Christmas tree towers over Dortmund's Christmas market every year.

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