Christmas Market in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany

The Christmas Markets are starting now in most cities and towns in Germany. A Christmas market is called in German as Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, Christkindlmarkt and Weihnachtsmarkt. It is a street market that is being held together with the celebration of Christmas. It usually starts before the first Sunday of Advent. It is said that Germany has held the first Christmas market in the Late Middle Ages.

One of the famous Christmas markets in Germany is held in Nürnberg or Nuremberg, a city in the state of Bavaria, Germany. The Christmas market in this city attracts around two millions of visitors every year. This is also the reason why the Christmas market in Nuremberg has become a major tourist attraction. Christkindlesmarkt is composed of three words; Christ (Christ), kindles (Child) and markt (market).

I have been to the Christmas market in Nuremberg for three times already. For sure, I will be always coming back if given the chance. Here are some of the images I took during my visit last December 2008.

The famous Frauenkirche or Church of Our Lady, located in the Hauptmarkt where the Christmas market is held every year.
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Popular attractions at the market include the Nativity Scene (a crèche or crib), Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums), Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers), Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), Christstollen (Stollen), a sort of egg bread with candied fruit, Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, hot mulled wine (with or without a shot of brandy), or Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink). Both help stave off the cold winter air which sometimes dips below freezing. Many other handmade items, toys, books, Christmas tree decorations and ornaments (and in recent years less useful gadgets) can be found at a Christkindlmarkt.

a lot of stalls and kiosks can be seen at the Hauptmarkt or Main Market in Nuremberg, Germany.

 
 

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