Curious Traveler

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

Season 3, Episode 8 of 12

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?

Previously Aired

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Time
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12/25/2018
3:30 p.m.
12/26/2018
1:30 a.m.
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