22.12.10

Weihnachtsmarkt

The Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas markets) are one of my favourite things about Christmas in Germany.  Over the weekend I ventured to the one at Gendamenmarkt.  Everything was sprinkled with snow from the fresh fall we had overnight and even though it was freezing (-10 Celcius) there were plenty of people about warming themselves up with Gluhwein (mulled wine) and apple cider and tasting all the yummy sweet treats that were on offer.  I only stayed for a little while before my toes and fingers began to complain about the cold.  The last photo will do your head-in it's so blurry, but I love the lights so despite being horribly out of focus it made it to the blog!
Weinnachtmarkt
Gendamenmarkt
Gluhwein
Decorations
Snow

lights

9 comments:

JANE said...

Ooh, Clare! What a treat for me in farflung, sunshiney Hobart. *Sigh*. I really miss Germany at this time of year. I have spent three Christmases there and each one was absolutely treasured. Keep enjoying yours, my friend! J x

Diana Mieczan said...

I love Christmas Markets too...The spiced-hot-wine, yummy sweet and amazing little shops:) Great photos
Kisses

Kelly said...

Looks so fun! And those Christmas ornaments look so pretty and unique.

Jamie said...

Amazing photos - it's like being there without the cold

HRANDICA said...

I love this German Weinacht markets. You can find all sorts of things there, also things that are so "just something".
I wish you enjoy the rest of this holliday spirit and have warm and peaceful Christmas.

Hugs.

Anika said...

Looks so festive!

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

I don't know what it is, but I've got something for neon signs at the moment, so the first pic is right up my alley!
Have a wonderful Christmas
x

Siobhan said...

I love Christmas markets. We have a German one on the Southbank in London, but that's the closest I've been to the real thing. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! x

Kristina said...

Lovely pictures as always. Especially like number 4! Have a wonderful christmas and safe travels. I am off to Germany tomorrow, however back on Monday as I have to work :(
Viele Gruesse, Kristina