A traditional Austrian/German Christmas is very much like ours, with a few differences.
For instance Saint Nick's companion is a horned, anthropomorphic figure named Krampus who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. Pretty scary, eh kids?
|A number of different Saint Nicks with some of their odd companions named Krampus|
|A lovely large kitchen room box|
|Antique Erzgebirge Christmas Pyramids|
|Chocolate making in a miniature kitchen with a fancy ceramic stove|
|Antique Christmas music box|
|This is what Krampus does if you are naughty. So you'd better be nice.|
|Scary Krampus has some frightened maidens in his cage|
|Chimney sweeps were considered good luck|
|Wonderful antique Christmas toys|
|Pretty snow babies and dollies|
|Santa is skiing in with his pack full of presents|
|St. Nicholas didn't always wear red.|
|I love this reindeer.|
|Angels singing on high|
|Antique feather tree|
|A sweet little Santa|
|Ornaments for your tree|
|Lots of snow babies and more dollies|
|I love this reindeer too.|
|Is this the little match girl? I love Santa's face.|
|In an alcove at the back of the museum thee were several Christmas market booths in miniature|
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.