A red apple sits amongst the branches of many Christmas Trees in Germany during Weihnachten. It is the "Paradiesapfel", which on Christmas Eve is a symbol of hope and promise for all those who see it.

The Christmas Tree Apple, the Paradiesapfel

Francine A. McKenna - German Culture Editor

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Avatar: HOHENZOLLERNBRÃœCKE Cologne with CATHEDRAL and LUDWIG MUSEUM. The Bridge a symbol of how Germany was rebuilt after WWII, it was left in ruins, the Cathedral with roots in the 13th century represents the country's history, Museum of Modern Art the present day.