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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…


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

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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