15. December 2020

Christmas tree for the Brandenburg Gate

Christmas this year will be quite different to what we are used. Now, more than ever its so important to keep some familiar traditions going. The delivery of the most famous Berlin Christmas tree in front of the Brandenburg Gate is part of Universal Transport traditions. Around midday on November the 23rd  the low-loader with the 15-meter-high and around 3.5 tons heavy Colorado fir from Thuringia turned into the Pariser Platz. It was unloaded the same evening and set up by the experienced THW team. By now, the fir tree, decorated with Christmas baubles and 30,000 lights, shines with a festive glow.

“We are pleased to be able to do our part with our experience in heavy haulage and to bring a little Christmas spirit to the capital”, says Lars Radzik, employee in the technical sector at Universal Transport. For several years he has been responsible for delivering the Christmas tree to Berlin.  As every year, he personally accompanies the transport as well.

Two days earlier, the 45-year-old Colorado fir was cut in Breitenworbis, Thuringia, and loaded onto the low-loader with a heavy-duty crane. Professionally “packed” to avoid any damage to the beautiful tree, it was parked at the motorway maintenance area in Breitenworbis over the weekend before the journey continued towards Berlin. The transport took around four hours to cover the 300-kilometer route.

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