One of the best time to visit Germany is during holiday seasons. This is the best time to experience Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket or Weihnachtsmarkt, the German name for Christmas market. Whether it is in a little village, town or big cities, there you can experiencel the spirit of the holiday season. It is just around the corner thru this street markets.
If you are visiting Bavaria, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Regensburg is worth to visit. This medieval city is filled with illuminated Christmas lights especially on its streets and squares. Some of the attractions include the display of the Nativity Scene or the crib, Nussknacker or Nutcrackers, Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums) and many more. You cannot avoid to taste Bratwurst (famous German sausage), Glühwien (mulled wine) or the Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds) if you smell its aroma.
Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread),Christstollen (Stollen), a sort of egg bread with candied fruit, Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink) can also be tasted during the Christmas markets. Variousus arts and crafts items, Christmas decorations, toys, potteries and other products are also sold at the Regensburg Christmas market.
This event is currently going on. It started last November 29 and will last on December 23, 2012. It is located in Neupfarrplatz, a famous square in this city and in some areas of Rregenbsurg.
|a stall in Regensburg Christmas Market. You can also see the tower of the cathedral in Regensburg. © www.euroangelsgermany.com|
|Christmas decors of all kinds are sold in many stalls.|
|The Neupfarrplatz, where the Christmas market is held every year. There are still other locations of the markets like in Thurn and Taxis, the Advent Market at Spitalgarden and the Craftsmen Lucrezia Christmas Market.|