12.13.2012

a German Christmas market






Does it get more Christmassy than the Christmas market in Munich, with the smells of gluhwein and lebkuchen, and the soft glow of Christmas lights, and the light flurries of snow that sticks? They are such a festive treat. On Sundays, all the shops are closed in the city, and there's such a relaxed and truly joyful feel in the air. Families wander around markets with hot pancakes to warm up their cold hands, and everyone is ready to chat to you. There is something beautiful everywhere you look, and rich colours that look even better against the bleak December landscape. It's everything December ought to be.

xx
L

11 comments:

  1. These photos are some of my favorites. I adore this time of year...and I've always had a special place in my heart for Germany. This is everything December ought to be. Great job!

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  2. Ah, this is just lovely. And are you/have you been in Germany?!

    xo | acacia

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    1. Yep -- I visited just a few days ago! I was there Sunday/Monday; my first time in Germany but my mum had been there before. Definitely very lucky to live in England and be able to take such short plane journeys!

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  3. I have never been but I absolutely love Germany. I would love to go sometime, especially during Christmas. This post just stokes the fire of wanderlust in my soul... :) So, thank you.

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  4. Ahhh! I traveled to "Muenchen" this summer, and was longing to see it at Christmas even before you posted this. Thank you, though you've made me long to return.

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  5. these are gorgeous! definitely want to go to Germany someday. xx

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  6. this makes me so nostalgic for that beautiful country...I haven't been at christmas time in a few years and this makes me really want to.

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  7. gah! my country, i've wanted to visit. so gorgeous there, i've heard a lot about it from my relatives.

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  8. My mom tells us stories about the Munich Christmas market, of the hours she spent there during the two years my parents lived there after they got married. Now she takes my sister and I, not to Munich, but to Freiburg. We drove there through the snow, and walked around (and bought Christmas gifts of course, shhhh) until our feet and fingers froze. Even without the market though, Munich is a beautiful city.

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    1. (My favorite part though? Walking around with a cup of gluhwein or kinderp├╝nsch. Warms a person to the core. :))

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  9. This makes me want to visit Germany all the more. :)

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