The next post will be all about Paris! I just wanted to share this with you first.
Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) is a very beloved tradition in Germany that is part of what makes Christmas time so magical. Basically, in all the town squares booths are set up for the entire month before Christmas, where they sell treats, trinkets, and tree ornaments.
Michael Buble croons Christmas tune over a loud-speaker and people stand under shelters drinking glüwein and eating bratwursts. The lights covering the square sparkle and gypsies beg for money from people meandering through the isles between booths.
I actually saw a big Weihnnachtsmarkt in Paris (I just passed through it to get to the Eiffel Tower), but it was for tourists. I have to say that I felt like I had entered a circus--it was so commercial, hectic, and lacked the charm of the German markets. However, I really enjoyed the other parts of Paris...which I will tell you about next time!