I’m in Augsburg’s Hoversten Chapel for a 20-minute Velkommen Jul service, where I hear holiday carols and hymns sung in various Scandinavian languages.
Then I get a real treat — watch above.
The dress the woman is wearing? I’m told it’s a traditional Norwegian bunad.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.