Saturday, December 12
Nuremberg Christmas Market
One of Germany's most famous tradition during Christmas is the Christmas Market also known as Weihnachtsmarkt. In most villages and city there is always a Weihnachtsmarkt that starts on the weekend of the first Advent Sunday and lasts till the 4th Advent Sunday. A visit to the Christmas Market includes a bit of shopping, eating and of course drinking mulled wine also known as Glühwein , red wine with spices such as cinnamon, vanilla, cardomon, cloves served warm, just perfect for the chilly December evenings. If you don't like Glühwein you could also get some warm juice (apple, grape or orange) with salmost the same spices in it. This year, The V. and I were able to see the famous Nürnberger Weihnachtsmarkt. It is one of the most talked about Christmas Market in Germany. I really didn't know what's more special in it than the ones I have seen in Frankfurt or the nearby towns here. And yes, I must admit, it did look special. The vendors were much more friendlier than the usual ones and there were lots of things to see plus the Christmas cakes and cookies were so good. I don't know how many kinds of Christmas cookies Nürnberg alone has but they do definitely have a lot!
And here's a shop selling different kinds of ceramic houses and buildings which is modelled after traditional German timber houses. The houses do look like this in real life in a lot of places here in Germany. We even almost bought such a house like this but due to our 2 left hands we decided not to :O) such houses need creative hands and spirits.
And just a shop selling different kinds of miniature things. Christmas markets also sell a lot of handicrafts and various Christmas decorations and collectibles.Here are different stalls selling different kinds of Christmas cookies and cakes- they are really good and much more better than the ones you could get in the supermarkets.
That's the Nürnber Christmas Market, there are other side streets with various stalls, also part of the market but this is taken just in front of the Cathedral, where the centre of the market is. So if you happen to be in the area have a look. It runs till the 24th of December. Have fun :)Nürnberg /Nuremberg is about 3 hours drive from Frankfurt. There are lots of parking and there are also tourist buses that offer daily trips to there wherever you may be in Germany.