Weihnachtspyramide a Christmas tradition!
A Weihnachtspyramide, also known as a Christmas Pyramid, comes from the Ore Mountains of Germany. They can now be found all over Germany and parts of the United States.
It’s origin dates back to the Middle Ages of western and southern Europe and became a combination of Christmas tree construction and of capstans (a vertical axled rotating machine) which were used in the mines of the Ore’s Mountains.
(“Christmas Pyramid.” Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. Maryana Pinchuk. December 2008)
These pyramids consist of a layered carousel, topped with a propeller which is powered by candles.
As the propeller spins, the layers rotate to create a moving scenery of holiday decor.
Most Weihnachtspyramide use small slender candles that are 4” in height and 1/2” in diameter and can be quite hard to find. Some Christmas Pyramids use a combination of tealights, votives or the small 4” candles also known as chime candles.
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Do you have a Weihnachtspyramide? If you do please email us a picture of your Christmas Pyramid and let us know if we can share it with our viewers! Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to put “Weihnachtspyramide” or “Christmas Pyramid” in the subject line.
From everyone at Candles 4 Less have a beautiful holiday season!