Curious Traveler

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

01/18/2019 | 25m 7s

Why is a European Christmas Market also called Weihnachtsmarkt or a Christkindlmarkt? And what do these markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire? Why do you find Christmas Markets mostly in German-speaking countries? What is the curious history of the Advent Wreath, of Silent Night, and a creepy Christmas character named Krampus? And is a Krampus different than a Krapfen?

Aired: 01/18/19

Expires: 10/05/20

Rating: TV-G

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