Living up our yearly tradition to visit Christmas Market in Germany, my husband and I went to Düsseldorf for a short Weihnachtsmarkt getaway. The last post about Christmas Market visit dated two years ago. Last year I didn’t write one. So without further ado, I present you pics I shot in Düsseldorf Christmas Market. Beware for a long scroll as this post contains many pics.
In Düsseldorf there are seven Christmas Markets scattered downtown. Each has its own theme. This is the traditional themed one located on the Marktplatz in front of the Rathaus (city hall). Last Saturday the weather was comfortably sunny for the end of November.
On Christmas Market there are many to see and eat. Let’s explore the craft first.
These are candle light holders.
Handmade German pottery
Wooden Christmas tree ornaments.
Simple but so beautiful light houses from paper.
And here are typical German Christmas Market food.
Well, this is German snack; various kinds of bratwurst (roasted sausages). This is available the whole year-long in every corner of the country.
This is curry bratwurst. You can order it with bread or fries.
This stall sells sautéed mushrooms and Reibekuche (grated potato fritter with apple sauce).
This is the sautéed mushrooms served with garlic sauce and a toast. German name: Gebratene pilze.
A stall of ham with sauerkraut and honey.
Sweet roasted chestnut or heisse maronen/maroni.
An assortment of Brezels/Pretzels in different tastes.
At last, these are decorated gingerbread or lebkuchen. Traditionally lebkuchen are available in heart form.
Nowadays there are more variations in form.
Call me boring as I come to the same christmas market every year but I love the atmosphere there. And every year there is something new to discover. It is the season to be merry.