Saturday, December 21, 2013

Weihnachtsmarkt in Germany!

One of the most memorable experiences for anyone in Germany is savoring the winter holiday season at one of the country’s numerous Christmas markets.  These colorful outdoor markets are held in most towns and cities during the four week Advent season leading up to Christmas.  The markets consist of decorated wooden huts that sell toys, jewelry, dolls, ceramic dishes, scented candles, and so much more to choose from! Not only is shopping an activity to enjoy, but there’s traditional foods and drinks to savor. You’ll find German sausages, Belgian waffles, crepes, hot roasted nuts, fries with mayonnaise, and the menu goes on!   As you walk through the crowded aisles, holding a glass of hot steaming gluhwein, you smell the scents of Christmas which for me would be the combination of roasted chestnuts, steaming gluhwein, and the spices of gingerbread and lebkuchen.  Certainly not to be missed are the sounds of Christmas music which fills the air.  One thing you can be sure of at a Christmas market – you’ll never be bored!
The following pictures are some of the items we have found at Christmas markets over the years!

For more information about Christmas markets all over Europe click on this link!

Check out my Interest board on some of my favorite Christmas markets (have to say Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Strasbourg are my two favorite).

Time for a Weihnachtsmarkt freebie.  Follow me on Bloglovin to receive it!

Have a wonderful and restful holiday!   


  1. Merry Christmas to you, my dear blogging buddy! I love all the German traditions you share! Someday I will get over there to visit you!!! Christmas Blessings to you!!! Holly

  2. Aw Holly! And I will be here to take you to these beautiful markets! May you and your family have a restful and relaxing holiday!