Sunday, 29 November 2009

The Christmas market


Augsburg, Rathausplatz, via Augsburger Christkindlesmarkt

Today I spent the evening at Augsburg's Christkindlesmarkt - the Christmas market with Gaston and Lily. Days are getting so short now that there is no point in going to the playground after four since it gets dark before we manage to get the children dressed and actually leave the house...

Augsburg's Christkindlesmarkt has a 500-year history and each year they try to think of new ways to decorate the city. The city centre, which is closed for traffic all year round, turns into a river of lights and little wooden stands where they sell pretty handmade christmas ornaments, toys and little gifts, with every fifth stand or so offering refreshments. The air smells of sausages and sweet&spicy Gl├╝hwein, warm wine that also comes in alcohol-free version for children.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful market you have in your hometown! I am so envious. It looks incredibly beautiful and festive. I also love gluhwein! :)

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