|Kids playing in an ice rink in Moers.|
|Christmas tree in market in Augsburg|
Moers resident and guest contributor Thorsten Schröder shares his knowledge of this festive event happening all around Deutchland right now.
"The history goes back to the Middle Ages in the German speaking part of Europe. The Dresden Christmas market (East of Germany), first held in 1434, is one of the oldest Christmas markets. Last year I went there – and it´s very nice. Dresden has three markets, one of them is a middle ages market. Up to two million visitors a year come to Dresden. Also very famous is the “Christkindlmarkt" in Nürnberg (South of Germany). Generally held in the town square and adjacent pedestrian zones, the market sells food, drink, jewelry, things like wooden cribs, candles, and other seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.
|Lebkuchen stall in Augsburg, DE|
If you aren't packing your bags for Bavaria right now, then you probably already live in Germany! Have a warm cup of Gluwein and some fresh-baked gingerbread for me!
|Gentleman enjoying some good German food in Augsburg.|