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Highlights of the Sterntaler Christmas market
Traditional Christmas market in Lana
Highlights of the Sterntaler Christmas market
Highlights of the Sterntaler Christmas market
Highlights of the Sterntaler Christmas market

Highlights of the Sterntaler Christmas market

Traditional Christmas market in Lana

30.11. - 31.12.2019

In the beginning of December every year, the Sterntaler Christmas Market is held in the pedestrian zone in Lana. During weekends leading up to Christmas Eve, the elegantly decorated stalls offer locally manufactured handicrafts along with a variety of local culinary specialties. Choirs and musical ensembles help to create the right atmosphere with live Performances.

There is no shortage of activities for the children, including pony rides and encounters with tame farm animals. One highlight of the children’s program is the spark workshop on the Rosengarten estate, where younger visitors can explore their creativity.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale (The Star Money), a young girl sells lottery tickets to the public. Some of the proceeds go to the Stille Hilfe Association, which provides financial support to families in Need.

Christmas time in Lana is harmonious and full of traditions, especially on weekends when the Thalerhof Christmas market in the pedestrian area Am Gries opens its doors to visitors. The authenticity of the wooden market booths in the historical ambience of the old manor house, where choirs and brass bands are holding concerts, creates an atmosphere of contemplation and tranquillity.

The anticipation of Christmas will also be awakened by the exclusively hand-made and local farmer's products the christmas market in Lana has to offer: Enjoy aromatic mountain herbs or herb salt, get yourself beewax candles, art ceramics or turned wooden products, or buy fine chocolate, refined cheese and award-winning spirits. And while seasonal songs of the choirs will charm you, deliciously spiced mulled wine brings you the taste of Christmas.


The Star-Money-Fairytale - A fairytale by the Brothers Grimm
There was once on a time a little girl whose father and mother were dead, and she was so poor that she no longer had any little room to live in, or bed to sleep in, and at last she had nothing else but the clothes she was wearing and a little bit of bread in her hand which some charitable soul had given her. She was, however, good and pious. And as she was thus forsaken by all the world, she went forth into the open country, trusting in the good God.

Then a poor man met her, who said: "Ah, give me something to eat, I am so hungry!" She reached him the whole of her piece of bread, and said: "May God bless it to thy use," and went onwards. Then came a child who moaned and said: "My head is so cold, give me something to cover it with." So she took off her hood and gave it to him; and when she had walked a little farther, she met another child who had no jacket and was frozen with cold. Then she gave it her own; and a little farther on one begged for a frock, and she gave away that also. At length she got into a forest and it had already become dark, and there came yet another child, and asked for a little shirt, and the good little girl thought to herself: "It is a dark night and no one sees thee, thou canst very well give thy little shirt away," and took it off, and gave away that also.

And as she so stood, and had not one single thing left, suddenly some stars from heaven fell down, and they were nothing else but hard smooth pieces of money, and although she had just given her little shirt away, she had a new one which was of the very finest linen. Then she gathered together the money into this, and was rich all the days of her life.
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