• Short Summary

    CHRISTMAS COMES TO WEST GERMANY -- AND ONCE AGAIN, FOLLOWING A LONG TRADITION, THE FAMOUS MARKET FAIR HAS OPENED IN NUREMBERG.

  • Description

    CHRISTMAS COMES TO WEST GERMANY -- AND ONCE AGAIN, FOLLOWING A LONG TRADITION, THE FAMOUS MARKET FAIR HAS OPENED IN NUREMBERG. AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, ALL EYES TURNED TO THE OLD CHURCH BALCONY WHERE, AMIDST A CHOIR, THE "CHRIST CHILD" SPOKE IN VERSE TO START OFF THE FAIR. THEN, WITH CHURCH BELLS RINGING AND THE ORGAN SOUNDING OUT, EVERYONE JOINED IN SINGING CAROLS.

    FOR ELEVEN HOURS EACH WEEKDAY, TILL 8 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, AND FOR OVER EIGHT HOURS ON SUNDAY, THE MARKET WILL BE BUSY UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE. AND FAVOURITE AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THRONGING THE MANY STALLS ARE THE SPECIAL CAKES MADE FOR THIS TIME: THE "ZWETSCHGENMANNLE", OF DRIED PLUMS AND SHAPED LIKE MEN, AND POPULAR HONEY CAKES. THEIR SMELL DRIFTS OVER THE MARKET PLACE MINGLED WITH THAT OF THE CITY'S FAMOUS FRIED SAUSAGES.

    TWICE EACH DAY, LOCAL CHOIRS HOLD CAROL SERVICES, AND LATER IN THE MONTH HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN WILL STAGE A BIG PROCESSION WITH HOME-MADE COLOURED LANTERNS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XPTA31SJK3QWYI3UHTX5N8AH
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XPTA31SJK3QWYI3UHTX5N8AH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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