[Video] Christmas in Germany in 1949

[Video] Christmas in Germany in 1949

Calling all history buffs! Check out this amazing footage of Christmas in Germany in 1949 for an insight as to what Christmas was like in Germany 70 years ago, just four years after the end of the Second World War.

Happy historical Christmas

Everyone knows that Germans love Christmas. Every year (apart from this one, for obvious reasons) sprawling Christmas markets open across the country, serving hot Glühwein and spreading festive cheer. Well, you would probably be unsurprised to know that this love of Christmas has endured throughout history.

Check out the video below to relive Christmas in Germany 70 years ago… To be honest, it doesn’t look like much has changed!

Video: YouTube / British Pathé

William Nehra


William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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