The Christmas Markets in Germany are filled with goodies and some of them are extremely delicious – like these little plum people of Nuremberg. Look at them a bit closely. They are prepared with prunes, raisins, nuts and plums.and they are called Prune Men”, or “Zwetcshgenmännle” in the local dialect. It is a  tradition that probably dates back to the 17th century when the markets were started in Germany and locals believed that if they kept them at the windows of their homes, no harm would come to them.

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Plum People of Nuremberg

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Souvenirs from Nuremberg

Coming up soon – more goodies and Christmas cheer from the markets in Germany..


  1. Reisa Jansen 16 December, 2013 at 23:28 Reply

    Are the prune people only available at Christmas and can they be bought in the USA?
    Thank you. They are really quite special.

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