Saturday, November 28, 2009

A visual guide to Germany's Christmas markets

What to expect from German-style yuletide fun.
Found this little and nice photo gallery on a english news site:
Photo gallery link: http://www.thelocal.de/gallery/335/7/
There is also a very interesting article about some of the most famous christmas markets in Germany:

The Local's guide to German Christmas markets

Germany’s Christmas markets, or Weihnachtsmärkte, are world famous for their seasonal cheer. Musical programmes, parades and the unique traditions in each city make the German Weihnachtsmärkte more than just a place to buy gifts and enjoy Yuletide treats — they are long-standing cultural events, some dating back centuries.

Christmas markets typically open the last week of November and stay open until just before Christmas. Almost all markets serve Glühwein, perfect for warming chilly fingers on cold winter nights. Vendors sell regional food specialties, as well as classics like the gingerbread-like Lebkuchen, roasted chestnuts, spiced almonds and sausages.

to read more: http://www.thelocal.de/lifestyle/20091123-15753.html

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