Christmas In Germany, Already?

You might think I’ve totally wigged out by talking about Christmas in Germany when Summer has just turned to Autumn. To be honest, I don’t like autumn, and I look forward to crisp, cold mornings and snow covered cobble stoned lanes.

No rainy weather for me, so until the mercury drops to a preferred level I’ll have to live vicariously by writing about the cold temperature season. ;-)

Now some of you might prefer the warmer weather, so consider this a jump on your Christmas shopping list.

And anyway, the Christmas season starts about a month before the actual date of Christmas — so I’m only two months ahead of myself, instead of three.

With over 2,000 Christmas Markets in Germany, it might take a while to figure out which ones you’ll want to go to. Plan ahead, that’s my motto!

Chances are whatever Christmas market you’re going to will have all the traditional fixings of a proper German Christmas (or just a dandy good time).

You’ll certainly eat great since there’s everything from German sausages to fresh baked bread, and the delicious Glühwein to drink. In most places you can keep the glass as a souvenir, or clean it out & re-gift it.

Oh, I can’t believe I suggested such a thing… never mind!

Weihnachtsmärkte bring out the very best craftsmen (and women) and artists to sell their wares. You’ll have no trouble at all finding the most unique and original gifts for your family and friends back home.

And fruitcakes are really popular in Germany — not so much in America. Maybe you’re better off bringing home Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies) or Plätzchen, which are traditional Christmas cookies.

I really love the Christstollen, which looks like a loaf of bread but is filled with raisins and marzipan. Top it with powdered sugar, and you can feel your teeth hurt. It’s so yummy, so it’s worth it.

That’s it. I really like the cold weather with the Christmas markets, the traditional food and romantic white snow that come with the season.

Merry Christmas, three months early!

 

6 Responses to “Christmas In Germany, Already?”

  1. nelson smallenbarger says:

    hello wish everybady a merry christmas and a happy new year. may everybody celebrate jesus christ birthaday .

  2. Vivianna says:

    someone just told me is 90 shopping days until christmas and i freaked out and started writing up a shopping list, lol! good for you for planning ahead!
    it’s true that in america we aren’t fond of fruitcake, but i think that’s because it is poorly made, i think freshly baked German fruitcake might have a chance, lol! either way, the Lebkuchen sound delicious!!!

  3. Ann says:

    My husband works in a bakery and makes stollen, now that’s some good stuff!!!

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