We will be lighting the fourth candle today – but fortunately, there is still one week to go before Christmas Eve. With the fourth Advent arriving, we will also be opening the last door of our special advent calendar. After the dream properties in the US, Spain and Canada, we look forward to seeing which country is hiding behind this door.
This representative entrance door belongs to the stately Villa Clemm von Hohenberg, which is situated in Germany’s south. The Wilhelminian style mansion was built by Hans Clemm von Hohenburg after World War I.
The listed villa is built according to the highest standards and offers all the comfort of modern amenities. The layout of this unique property corresponds in every way to modern upscale living demands.
The building is surrounded by a 1,438 sqm park-like garden with old trees and precious plants. The property also has two garages as well as four additional outdoor parking spaces. For further information, please visit the exposé of the Villa Clemm of Hohenberg on the website of Engel & Völkers or contact the shop of our partner in Baden Baden.
Christmas in Germany
For many Germans, Christmas is the most important holiday of the year – a time in which the whole family gets together. The pre-Christmas season starts with the first Advent and lasts for four weeks until Christmas Eve. From the first Advent onwards, homes in Germany are festively decorated with fir branches, Christmas decor and candles. An Advent wreath, often made from fir branches, is placed on the table and decorated with four candles.
Starting four weeks before Christmas, families gather together to bake fruit loaf, gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies. The cookies are then used for decorating the Christmas tree – if any are still left over on Christmas Eve, that is.
The children in Germany receive gifts on two separate occasions: first on December 6th, St. Nicholas Day, when the stockings are filled with nuts, oranges and chocolate, and then again on December 24th, Christmas Eve. This is traditionally when Christmas presents are exchanged to commemorate the birth of Christ. This tradition goes all the way back to the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther popularised the worship of Christ instead of the worship of saints that is part of the Catholic tradition.