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How is the Nuremberg Christkind chosen?

Stadt Nürnberg

Young Nuremberg girls can apply if they fulfill the following conditions:

- They should either have been born in Nuremberg or have lived here for a long time.
- They must be at least 16 years old, but no older than 19.
- They must be at least 160 centimeters tall and not be afraid of heights.
- They must be willing to work in any weather.

Florian Trykowski

Out of the pool of applicants, twelve are selected and their photographs are published in the local newspaper and on the internet. Readers and users may then select their favorite. The six applicants who receive the most votes are invited to an interview – including a test of their knowledge of Nuremberg – in front of a jury, which selects the Christkind. The jury consists of representatives of the media, of the Nuremberg State Theatre, of the Market Department, the Press and Information Department, and the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office, as well as the Christkind of the years before. The lucky winner then serves for the two following years.

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