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Martin Luther influenced Christmas traditions, in both northern and southern Germany.

In general, the Christkindl …or Christ-child… always seemed to be the tradition in Catholic southern Germany and the Weihnachtsmann seemed to be the Lutheran tradition in northern Germany. But it was not always so…early in the 16th century there was no Christkindl tradition… the established tradition for all Christians was that Sankt Nikolaus (St. Nicholas) was the gift bringer on December 6th an…
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Interesting German historical and cultural facts

See my short and concise articles in a Blog format…a menu format with links to each topic plus a keyword search option…try it out by clicking on the menu bar at top… I have published a wide range of topics…here are just a few examples but there are many more for you to browse and click the links. / http://edsimoneit.blog/2019/02/19/interesting-german-historical-and-cultura…
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Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD

Ancient Rome’s persistent attempts to subjugate Magna Germania were permanently halted after the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD… After this decisive German victory, the Emperor Augustus, according to the Roman historian Suetonius, was so shaken that he stood butting his head against the walls of his palace, repeatedly shouting: "Quintili Vare, legiones redde!“ (‘Quintilius Va…
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Kaiserzeit of 1871 to 1918

The German Second Reich prospered from the synergy of almost all German states merged into one new nation in 1871 and from the 47 years of peace that followed in Europe…leading to a German Empire that was an industrial, technological, and scientific giant. Germany gained more Nobel Prizes in science than Britain, France, Russia, and the United States combined…a matter of pride for eve…
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