Illustration aus Handschrift
The Apostle Luke, Fulda, around 10th century A.D., written manuscript

Although the exact date of Jesus' birth is unknown, the Gregorian calendar used today begins with this event. Christmas reminds us of this birthday each and every year. Two of the four gospels relate the birth and youth of Jesus, whereby the Gospel of Luke from the first century of our calendar contains the most details.

alternative Navigation To the first room of the exhibition: getting in the mood for the celebrations To the second room of the exhibition: the historical roots of Hanukkah The Apostle Luke, Fulda, around 10th century A.D., written manuscript, Copyright: Staatsbibliothek Berlin To the fourth room of the exhibition: how the main holiday rituals originated and what they mean Light the Hanukkah candles in the right order To the fifth room of the exhibition: Hanukkah and the struggle against oppression To the sixth room of the exhibition: Christmas celebrations throughout the ages To the seventh room of the exhibition: Chrismukkah - or: how holidays unite