Sunday, December 14, 2008

Michelstadt's Weihnachtsmarkt

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All over Germany, each little town has it's own Christmas market and yesterday we went to Michelstadt to visit theirs because I had heard that it was a good one. :)

Rob and I enjoyed seeing all of the neat handmade things for sale (ornaments, nutcrackers, nativities, scarves, hats, hairbrushes, etc, etc, lots of food and goodies, and lots and LOTS of beer and wine!!!) and eating some yummy Bratwurst and Currywurst. Charlotte had some Käse-Spätzle - like macaroni and cheese with little bits of ham in it. Charlotte loved going on the little rides even though it was soooooo cold out... that's why Toby isn't in these photos- he was there, but we kept him all bundled up in his snowsuit in the stroller. We went late in the afternoon and were so glad to be leaving as it got dark out and BUS loads of people were arriving! It was really a fun afternoon out though. :)

Just follow the nutcrackers...

... to the nuttiness!

There were only two kiddie rides, and Charlotte went on both of them for a total of 5 rides. She LOVED the Christmas market!

Charlotte and Rob in front of ... I don't know what it's called. Anybody know? The warmth from the candles is supposed to turn the fan thing at the top and make the scenes go around. This giant one has a motor and electric lights though.

And since Toby was left out of the photos above, here is a recent shot.

We hope you are all enjoying this holiday season and preparing for Christmas... just 11 more days!


Mandy Benton said...

I loved your commentary--to the nuttiness we go! I am glad you finally made it to the Market.

nane said...

I am aware this post is quite old but I leave a comment anyway. The "thingy" in one of your pictures is called a Christmas Pyramid and many Germans, use it as Christmas decoration (in a much, much smaller version though. ;)