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The land of Christmas gatherings

The Land of Christmas Gatherings, where the spirit of a true Alsatian Christmas is cherished and preserved

Each December morning, the Advent calendar counts down the days remaining until Christmas. A countdown which can often be frustratingly slow for children looking forward to Christmas, parents involved in the Christmas preparations or anyone keen to see which much-coveted gift awaits them under the tree. In our hectic modern lives, Christmas brings us a chance to rediscover the joy of gathering together again and take the time to enjoy what matters.

If you are seeking authenticity, then head for the Land of Christmas Gatherings including the Ecomusée d’Alsace (museum of man and the environment) in Ungersheim, where the traditions and the very soul of the Christmases of yesteryear are painstakingly preserved. As the custodian of the skills and crafts of the past, this large living museum accurately retraces the history of the Alsatian countryside in the previous century. Via its many attractions and events, the Ecomusée breathes new life into centuries-old beliefs over the Christmas period. Come along and take part, to experience the magic of the Land of Christmas Gatherings!