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German Christmas Markets

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but also I time that I get more homesick. I remember childhood traditions of times long past and I miss the cozy get together’s with friends and family. It’s been years since I have visited a German Christmas Market, but the memories have remained and are stored along with those of other fond occurrences.

I remember shopping for Christmas decorations and handmade ornaments, while walking from booth to booth. It only adds to the ambiance and atmosphere, if the snow is silently falling and you can warm yourself on a glass of Glühwein which is a hot, spicy, red wine. It’s simply wonderful and here is a sneak peek of what you can expect when you visit. It’s a definitely must do, in order to indulging yourself in the culture and the food of this annual tradition.

I have heard, but yet have to see it for myslef that there is a Christmas Market for Dogs. Has anybody heard or been to one? How brilliant and amazing…


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20 thoughts on “German Christmas Markets

  1. Christmas is about home… it reignites those memories of simple things we cherished… and… yes it’s also my favourite time of the year (independently where I spend it)… 🤗🤗🤗

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  2. I like holidays, period! Christmas is just more glitzy than others. it also seems to last longer and on Jan 1, I cry.
    Germany is so gorgeous on Easter and Christmas. It amazes me when I see photos friends take of their lives over there. How could anyone want to come back to boring ol USA after beauty like that?

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  3. I will be going to the Xmas Market in Koblenz this weekend…..We always visit different Xmas Markets in Germany each year. 🙂 I hope that someday you will be able to return to enjoy these special Christmas Markets.

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  4. I have yet to visit Germany, definitely on my wish list! But, we do have Leavenworth here in Washington state. Its a Bavarian themed town and they do a wonderful job with Octoberfest and their Christmas time celebrations are amazing! My daughter and I will be going next week to soak in the ambiance and fun, and to have a few delicious treats!

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