Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Markets

We are spending our last few days in Germany enjoying the Christmas (Weihnachten) markets.  Winter has arrived in Germany and it is cold!  As I type it is lightly snowing outside.  We've been going to the markets for short intervals enjoying a different feature each time.  There are 3 within 2 blocks of our apartment and one across town at Thurn & Taxis.  The one we enjoyed most was the one Tim and I went to on our last "date night" here.  It was the market at the palace Thurn and Taxis.  It was very traditional and quaint, while the others are more a festival/carnival sort of atmosphere.  Our camera had a dead battery on date night, but I am posting a link to a slide show from their site (the woman pictured is the current princess, Gloria).

Thurn and Taxis:

Tree in front of the Altes Rathaus, around the corner from our apartment

Yes, it can be crowded!!

Lunch at the Christmas market in Neupfarrplatz

Crepes for the kids' treat today

Waiting to ride the carousel.  After weeks of waiting its open!

Christmas market at Haidplatz

1 comment:

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

Those Christmas Markets look like such fun!! I want to go to Germany during Christmas time now :) haha! Looking forward to seeing you guys soon!