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November 9 2010 German Culture Newsletter

Winter has certainly arrived here in Germany, and during the cold months Germans love to feel 'Gemuetlich', which roughly means a mixture of 'cosy and warm', so where ever possible in addition to the central heating the nations log fires are being lit. And chimneys need chimney sweeps, and they are the subject the latest German Culture article.

Germany’s Schornsteinfeger, Lucky Chimney Sweeps
Traditions and superstitions about Chimney Sweeps are common throughout Europe, but in Germany both the practice and the customs are rooted in the past.

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