Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?
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Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?

Hang a shining... pickle... on the highest bough? The Weihnachtsgurke, or Christmas Pickle, is supposedly a classic German tradition. But it may not be quite as traditional - or German - as you'd expect.

Germany’s Scheffelbrücke: Everything you need to know about the ‘world’s most expensive bridge’
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Germany’s Scheffelbrücke: Everything you need to know about the ‘world’s most expensive bridge’

It’s legal to trim your neighbour’s tree (even if he doesn’t want you to), Germany’s highest court rules

It’s legal to trim your neighbour’s tree (even if he doesn’t want you to), Germany’s highest court rules

Why atheists want to save a historic wooden German church plank by plank

Why atheists want to save a historic wooden German church plank by plank

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Woman struck by cannon ball at celebration of German emperor’s death

Woman struck by cannon ball at celebration of German emperor’s death

Riot police called in after angry nerds storm tiny Bavarian village

Riot police called in after angry nerds storm tiny Bavarian village

The very strangest surnames in the German telephone book

The very strangest surnames in the German telephone book

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

€4,500 in damages after boy ‘cleans room’ by throwing things out of window

€4,500 in damages after boy ‘cleans room’ by throwing things out of window

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