Nuernberger Christmas Market

Nuremberg has a new Christkind

The Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world – with a “real” Christkind, the original Gingerbread and the Christkindlesglühwein. The new Christkind Benigna has opened the Weihnachtsmarket on Friday (29.11.19) with the traditional prologue The Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany. The pre-Christmas sales fair on Nürnberg Main Market can be traced back to … Continue reading Nuremberg has a new Christkind

Altweiber Fastnacht

Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy

I was in the Rheinland about this time last year. This is something you have to see, at least once in your lifetime A very old custom is “Weiberfastnacht” or „Altweiberfasching“. This holiday is the third Thursday of the month in February, before Ash Wednesday in the Karneval season, and celebrated mostly in the Rheinland area It was originally a day for women, now also … Continue reading Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy

Striezelmarkt in Dresden

Striezelmarkt in Dresden

One December a couple years ago, we were fortunate to see one of the oldest Christmas Markets in the world, called Strizelmarkt in Dresden. The Dresdner Striezelmarkt consists of numerous wooden huts selling baked goods and hot street food to the visitor. Also Glühwein or hot Eggnog liquor is offered. The Christmas market has a long tradition, it offers its visitors a nice start to … Continue reading Striezelmarkt in Dresden