A German Christmas decoration displayed in Cullman, Ala., is one of only three in the U.S., and, at 30 feet high, the tallest. The Weihnachtspyramide (pronounced vine-ocks-peer-uh-meed-ah) is a turning, wooden, carousel-like decoration that is typically, in a smaller form, hung from ceilings or set on tables. Cullman’s oversized Weihnachtspyramide was commissioned from a German company Erzgebirgiisehe Holzkunst Gahlenz by the Cullman City Council and Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism, according to Mayor Woody Jacobs.
Three German workers accompanied the pyramid to Cullman and reconstructed it, piece by piece, on the grounds of the Cullman County Museum.
The pyramid will be erected annually. “The Christmas Pyramid in Cullman will be erected each year around Thanksgiving and then taken back down for storage after the Christmas holidays,” Mayor Jacobs said. “The German craftsmen who built the pyramid said the useful life of the pyramid will span generations.”
Story By: Kelly Kazek of SouthernThing.com
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