500 years ago, within reformation process Martin Luther focussed the perspective of Christmas celebrations onto Nativity and the Christ child in its centre.
Gift giving moved from Nicolas to Christmas Day.
Traditional Christkindlesmärkte, Christchild markets, evolved.
As an angelic symbol of the market, in Rüdesheim ‘Christkind’ appears since 2001 with two ‘Engelscher’, child angels,
in concept, rhyme and song by renown Rheingau composer Gerd Kremer,
performed by girls of fourth and fifth grade.
Rüdesheim Christchild visits the Christmas Market of Nations
on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of the market,
at 06:00 pm at Market Stage.