Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Land...

Over my birthday weekend we went to Nuremburg Germany to visit one of the more famous Christmas Markets. It was really lovely and filled with the spirit of the holidays.  I'm sure the gluhwein (mulled wine) helped that spirit along.

Here's a photo tour of the trip....

The diehard Germans still sit outside for coffee.  Blankets provided for the weak. :)

Entering the Market.

One of the many beautiful churches.  No matter what affiliation, or
none, you have to admire the beauty. 

The children's market area was super cute with rides and stalls for the kids.

The Christmas Queen walked around giving blessings to the stalls and the
kids all follow her.
E was enamoured by her. :)  She's in a big fairies and princesses phase!
Built the first and maybe only snowman of the season.
The next day the snow and the man were all gone, apparently
Santa called on Mr Snow(man) for some help.
Our hotel was right in the old town and just three blocks from the market and across the street from Starbucks. :)
And on our street were great shopping opportunities...Hermes anyone?  Next time.

I believe this bridge is called "The Hangman's Bridge".  Ummm

More lovely church insides.  For a little tiny old town it has lots of
old beautiful churches.
We went on a ride through the old town.  G-Pa and I safely out of the cold in back.

A warm-up break,  One of them...

 We ate lots of sausages and drank lots of gluhwein, bought lots of new ornaments and sweets to bring home, and enjoyed the spirit of the German people.  We had such a lovely time we didn't even mind the cold!  If you get the chance, make the trip!  And stay in a hotel within the walls of the old town if you can.  Makes it all within easy walking distance.

Happy Holidays!!

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