As we say here in Germany: “Es ist wieder so weit”. The Advent time has just begun and with it started the Christmas market season. The famous ones in the big cities, lasting for weeks. And small, intimate versions in villages, running for one weekend only.
Christmas Market - Christmas decorations - Star - Reeinder
I love them all. The festive atmosphere, with people smiling and chatting while holding steaming cups. The smells, from mulled wine to gingerbread, and from Kartoffelpuffer (potato fritter) to sausages. The pretty decorations on display, including the fake fires to add to the crib that always take me back to my childhood. And a vast choice when it comes to Christmas present ideas.
Christmas Market - Father Christmas - Crepes and waffles
Two visits so far… And a lot more to come!
Christmas Market - Christmas lights - Star lightChristmas Market - Biscuit mould - Cookie mouldChristmas Market - Pottery cupsChristmas Market - Apple decorationsChristmas Market - Lebkuchen - Gingerbread reeindersChristmas Market - Mulled wine - Glühwein


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32 thoughts on “Christmas Market Impressions”

  1. Mega cool tes impressions sur le marché de Noël!
    Merci pour tous ces partages sympas, bisous à vous tous!
    Câlins à Lebowski! A+

  2. So glad you wrote a Christmas market post, was hoping you would! They really are wonderful, I hope you had a good time. The one we saw was very basic although Bruges isn’t known for its Christmas markets! It did sell Glühwein and frankfurters though! Lovely post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

    1. Thank you, just had to write about it… 🙂
      If the one in Bruges sold Glühwein, then all was well! 😉 xx

    1. I bet you did! 🙂 Thank you.
      I have been to Brussels a few times including celebrating New Year’s Eve there, but never around Christmas. xx

    1. Thanks, Sarah, I was quite pleased with how they turned out. 🙂
      It has to be said, Germans definitely know how to organise great Christmas markets… xx

  3. I’d love to visit the Christmas markets where you are, I could just spend all December looking round them all. I love your pictures Katia; very festive. The food goodies are all so tempting aren’t they 😉 xxxx

    1. That is pretty much what we do! 😉 You should come. 😉
      Thank you, glad you like the photos. And yes, everything is very tempting… xx

  4. Gorgeous photos, Katia. I was just reading about Christmas markets on another blog (although I can’t for the life of me remember where) and they sound absolutely charming.

  5. With pictures, songs came in my head : we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas… 😉

  6. I really would love to visit the Christmas markets. Jon worked in Spandau prison in the late 80s for about 8 months, so he lived in Berlin and he visited loads of the Christmas markets and we have some fab wooden decorations that he brought back with him.

  7. I miss a proper Christmas market and the atmosphere that comes with it. I had planned a trip to Munich with the girls but had to cancel it. My 4yo’s idea of a Christmas market is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. I am Austrian but grew up in Germany, so this really pains me. Well, next year, maybe…

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