It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas in Europe, and if there is one country that knows how to do Christmas better than anyone else (except Lapland, of course!), it would have to be Germany.
German Christmas Markets or the Christkindlmarkt is a fantastic street market where you can buy all things festive and indulge in the odd Glühwein (or two), and such is its popularity, that this annual tradition has crossed German borders into Austria and Switzerland, and even made its way across the English Channel to good old Blighty.
There is nothing like a mug of Glühwein and a deliciously fragrant Lebkuchen to warm your heart on a cold winters day, and when you combine that with beautiful Christmas decoration, special souvenirs such as Zwetschenmanderl (little figures made out of plums and almonds), and a range of tasty German treats – well, it’s no surprise that the German Christmas Market is making its way across the world!
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As an Ami living in the Stuttgart area I love the Weihnachtsmarkt! There’s nothing like a hot glühwein to warm you down to your toes (or make you forget the cold) !
I agree Jadi! Prost! 🙂