Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar

Welcome to the Germany.info Advent Calendar. We invite you to visit here each day from December 1 to 24 to open a new window and discover German music, recipes, stories, and crafts that we hope will bring a touch of German Christmas tradition to your holiday season. There are even a few games this year. (Mobile users may have to turn your device sideways in order to display the full image.)

Germany.info Advent Calendar

Germany.info Advent Calendar 2012

Marking the Advent Season

Advent Wreath, (c) picture-alliance/dpa-Report

Celebrating Advent is an important part of Christmas in Germany. For Christians both Protestant and Roman Catholic, it is a time of quiet contemplation that begins four Sundays before Christmas Eve.