Wednesday, December 23

Merry Christmas

In line with the winter wonderland atmosphere and weather, The V. and I decided to take a stroll in our town and visit the local Christmas market in the castle. It's a really tiny Weihnachtsmarkt but we thought about enjoying the freezing weather and a good cup of Glühwein. , also known as mulled wine or simply said hot red wine with cinnamon, orange, cloves and other spices.. I am very picky when it comes to this wine, normally you can get in anywhere in the Christmas market, but it is  mostly direct from the bottle and just heated. I like my Glühwein freshly made, which  means, pure red wine then  cooked with spices! Lucky me there is one in our tiny Market. This comes from the Wine shop that sells its own wines directly in the shopping street. The wine comes form the nearby region Rheingau.

It was such a beautiful evening, we realised that there were not too many people, it was -8 Celsius that evening which could be the reason or they must be already gone on their Christmas holidays to go somewhere  warmer or colder. People were wearing their ski outfits. Good thing I found my dear old ski shoes which I bought a few winters ago to keep my feet warm.

Of course no Christmas market would ever be complete without the Nativity.

The V. and I wish you  all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May you all have a blessed Christmastime with your families and friends and may the coming year bring you  joy, success and good health!


kg said...

i love the place toni! it's so christmas!

merry christmas to you and The V!

Gattina said...

Looks like a cute little Christmas market and you as a well wrapped gift package, lol ! I also digged out my old winter things from 20 years ago, because it's only so cold since 2 years. Before we had maybe - 2°C and no snow. That must be the global warming.
I also did Glühwein myself and invited my neighbours to a German Christmas afternoon with Stollen, they liked it very much.
Frohe Weihnachten !!

Kayni said...

Merry Christmas to you both =).

Layrayski said...

Merry christmas toni n V! I love the pics :) so christmassy :)

Toni said...

kg - thanks.. this is just in our town, walking distance from where we live.. but the market is only open on weekends

gattina - your gluehwein must have tasted very well Gattina.. i'm sure that's why the guests loved it.

kayni - merry christmas too.. hope you got the card i sent on time :)

layraski - this is one of the best things about german xmas.. the markets.. they are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

happy 2010 to the both of you! i wish i could go to that place and have my photos taken like you LOL