…from my trip last month. After listening to the terrible news Monday of a truck driver barreling into a Christmas Market in Berlin my heart skipped a beat! I love Christmas Markets in Germany… For me they set the mood. I do not subscribe to the usual habits Germans engage in when they visit one of these markets, such as indulging in a glass (or several) of Gluehwein (mulled red wine) and eating my way through the various booths.
For me a visit to the local Christmas Market brings back childhood memories of magical displays, hand-made decorations, Christmas tree decor and the scent of sugared almonds.
Things have changed… but the memories are always there and when I visit a Christmas market I look for special lighting and magical settings. Join me today to see what I experienced at the opening of the Bonn Christmas Market on November 18th… here is the direct link that will take you to my travel blog post.
HI Linda, thanks for your comment! As to your question, I did not see many nutcrackers at the markets this year. But if you go back to the posts from December 2014 you will find several images of nutcrackers at the Bavarian and Austrian Christmas Markets we frequented. I took those images especially for you… as I recall your lovely collection! This year the theme seemed to be centering around angels and trolls… and again, that may just be a regional phenomena. Glad you enjoyed the stroll through the Bonn Christmas Market.
The photos are so rich with colour and design Anna. As I slowly viewed them I was wondering if I would see some nutcrackers. Are they ever sold at the market? I have collected them for many years and treasure each one. It’s funny how I know exactly where I purchased some or which ones were a gift. They come out at Christmas and fill our house with Christmas spirit!