Referred to by the locals as “the Christmas Capital of Europe” Nürnberg (or Nuremberg) homes Germany’s most famous Christkindlesmarket, and having just spent a festive weekend enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of this magnificent city, I can say I am finally ready for Christmas!
A beautiful city steeped in history, Nürnberg is worth a visit at any time of the year, but during the festive period, it transforms into a winter wonderland, and the cobbled streets are lined with pretty market stalls selling everything from Glühwein and Lebkuchen to handmade Christmas Baubles and Zwetschgenmännie – tiny figures made of dry prunes.
The air may be cold, but it smells divine thanks to the pungent aromas of cinnamon, ginger and Nürnberg Bratwurst (small marjoram-flavoured pork sausages), and when the chill starts to penetrate your winter woollies, a glass cup of mulled wine guarantees to warm you up in all the right places!
A wonderful place for children and adults alike, Nuremberg is as ‘Christmassy’ as it gets, and if you are feeling a bit ‘Bah Humbug’ this year, you can either jump on a long-haul flight to enjoy some winter sun elsewhere, or let us help you get in the Christmas spirit with a few photo’s from our trip…
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Very Pretty and certainly very festive
Thank you PotSoup! 🙂