Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa! I know him!

Okay so who doesn't love Elf?


Our little town hosted a German Christmas Market this weekend so yesterday hubs and I spent a couple of hours walking thru the stalls there. Our little town sits on a beautiful lake and the market was set up on the boardwalk. All the key ingredients were present....a few German crafts, lots of German food, frigid temperatures, gluhwein to keep you warm, lots of snowflakes falling, and of course Santa.

There may not have been a World Heritage Site cathedral like you'll see if you visit the market in Cologne...

or the remains of the Wise Men like you'll see if you go inside the cathedral in Cologne....


and the stalls may not have been strategically placed and beautifully lit just outside the magnificent cathedral like the ones you will see if you visit Cologne...


and you won't have a whole gang of good friends who are willing to examine every Nutcracker, smoker, and pyramid like you had when you visited the market in Cologne, but...


there is a fun sign to mark the entrance....


there is Bratwurst which is essential to Christmas Markets everywhere...like the one in our little town...


and the one in Cologne....


and while the markets are really festive in Cologne....


things are pretty festive here too....


There may not be a magnificent cathedral...


but there is a view like this one...


which is also pretty nice.

5 comments:

  1. Love the Christmas markets and the Gluhwein. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. I would take the lake view anyday! That looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there!

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  3. I can't wait to go to the market in Munich and other towns while we're in Germany. It looks like you had a wonderful time in both places, especially with all of your girlfriends. So glad you had those opportunities.

    We'll be going to Salzburg and will go on a tour of the salt mines as well as the "Sound of Music" tour. I can't wait! We'll be leaving on Thursday until Monday.

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