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Eine goldene Kugel am Weihnachtsbaum - doch woher kommt der Brauch?

Eine goldene Kugel am Weihnachtsbaum - doch woher kommt der Brauch?

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Gelsenkirchen/Mülheim.  Weihnachtszeit, Tannenbaumzeit - Hochkonjunktur für das Nadelgewächs. Aber warum? Eine Spurensuche in der Geschichte, von Rom bis Gelsenkirchen.

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Keine wirklich belegbaren Beweise

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„Ganz sicher ein heidnischer Brauch“

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Emotional stärker besetzt als Ostern

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Bäume erst an Weihnachten

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Geliebte Rituale

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