444 Christmas trees: Inside the home of the world's biggest Christmas fan


By AGENCY
  • People
  • Friday, 10 Dec 2021

Every corner of Jeromin's house is crammed full of Christmas trees, so much so that the German Yuletide fanatic has formally broken the record for the most Christmas trees in one home. Photos: Ole Spata/dpa

A man who describes himself as "crazy for Christmas" has broken the world record for the most Christmas trees in one home.

With no less than 444 Christmas trees crowding his apartment in the northern German town of Rinteln, Thomas Jeromin has set up and decorated plastic evergreens all over his home – in the hallway, bedroom, office and virtually every free space.

The Record Institute for Germany (RID) visited the 55-year-old and his wife Susanne in their home in the state of Lower Saxony on Dec 6 to certify the massive collection as a new world record for "most decorated Christmas trees in one place".

The Record Institute for Germany (RID) visited Jeromin and his wife Susanne in their home on Dec 6 to certify the massive collection as a new world record for With no less than 444 Christmas trees crowding his apartment in the northern German town of Rinteln, Jeromin has set up and decorated plastic evergreens all over his home – in the hallway, bedroom, office and virtually every free space.

Jeromin says he needs some 47,000 Christmas lights to illuminate all the trees in the 100sq m flat he shares with his wife. 2021's Christmas effort marks an increase of more than 20 trees, and last year the Jeromins had 420 trees.

Not only are the trees unrivalled in number, they're even themed. One is dedicated exclusively to Star Wars decorations, while another only features squeaky ducks. He even has one tree – his largest, at 3.5m – that hangs from the ceiling.

Jeromin says he needs to start getting the trees down from the attic by August every year. After all, he has some 72,000 baubles to hang before Christmas.

When there isn't a pandemic going on, Jeromin also offers guided tours of his Christmas wonderland.With no less than 444 Christmas trees crowding his apartment in the northern German town of Rinteln, Jeromin has set up and decorated plastic evergreens all over his home  – in the hallway, bedroom, office and virtually every free space.

Galleries and cultural spaces are mostly open in Germany even in the midst of a fourth wave of coronavirus infections.

However, given the sheer number of Christmas trees in this apartment, there is simply not enough space for visitors to follow current regulations, the German records institute said.

You just can't keep a distance for all the trees. – dpa

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In People

Malaysian architect paints stinking toe pods and installs them in a KL park
Malaysian who helped displaced Ukrainians in Poland came away a changed man
How Malaysians are making smart green choices in their lives
How US cities are pushing the homeless to live in tent camps
From fishing to birdwatching, Gen Z is getting into nature hobbies
Malaysian DJ scales Mt Kinabalu in Iron Man suit to raise awareness on DMD
Gen Zers are embracing their 'grandma era' with knitting and herbal tea
Malaysian mother of four wins design award for animal-themed armrest cushions
The risky business of Amazonian tree climbers
The Malaysian ghost hunter who live streams paranormal activities online

Others Also Read