Traditionally, dishes such as goose, sausages or carp are on the menu in German households on public holidays. With the 'Tatort' actress, however, things are a little different this year. The reason: “We eat purely vegetarian. I'm really looking forward to that." Because not only her children, but also the 55-year-old herself would eat more and more vegetarian food. "So the majority of us eat meatless. It's a democratic process. So we have to rethink that," she explains in an interview with the magazine 'Frau im Spiegel'.
The actress spends Christmas in her Bavarian homeland, as always.“There is a lot going on there because the whole family gets together. I look forward to spending time with my extended family. One of my brothers is coming with his children, my half-brothers are coming, my stepmother,” says Maria. She finds the "time without mobile phones, without e-mails and without pomposity" particularly valuable.
The TV star also celebrates in a traditional way. "Christmas carols are played, a lot is said, it smells like homemade cookies and beeswax candles," she says. A Christmas tree and a nativity scene are also a must. "I love the rare pendants from my family, some of which are decades old, especially my great-grandfather's," enthuses the doctor.