WEIHNACHTEN! GERMAN CHRISTMAS PYRAMID RISES IN CULLMAN

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) – An enormous German Christmas Pyramid is on display for the holiday season in a northern Alabama city.

The Cullman Times reports that a German company handmade the intricate pieces of the 30-foot (9-meter) tall pyramid. Then it shipped them to Cullman from the small village of Gahlenz.

Three of the company’s workers traveled to Alabama to help erect the pyramid near the Cullman County Museum.

Carpenter Tobias Fritzsch says the Alabama pyramid is only the third one to be built in the United States. The others were built in Texas and Colorado.

The Times reports that the pyramid has six tiers. Most feature traditional Christmas imagery such as the nativity, nutcrackers and Santa Claus.

But Cullman’s pyramid also has some specially crafted figures. They include a figure of city founder John Cullmann, who is joined by figures representing the German heritage of the city.

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