Germany’s Dried Fruit People, the Zwetschgenmännla

By Francine McKenna on Email

Prune Men, or Prune People really because over the years Zwetschgenmännla, prune boys who have been around since 1790 were joined by prune girls or Zwetschgenweibla, are one of the most popular traditional German handcrafts to be found all year, but as “Good Luck” symbols especially around Christmas and Silvester (New Year). Also known as Pflaumenmaennchen and Quetschenmaennchen, …

Francine McKenna