Christmas Markets are for me something special. I know that it may seem strange to some people but this is how it is. I guess it has become my tradition that in December I go to different places and mentally prepare for Christmas there. All has started during my Erasmus studies in Germany. We went to nearby towns for different Christmas markets. I’ve really liked the magic atmosphere of these trips and since then I have been going somewhere every year. I often combine these trips with meetings with friends. It’s wonderful to catch up with them with the mulled wine in a hand:)
This is the first Christmas market that I’ve managed to visit. I was surprised how it reminds me of German ones. Due to the fact that I was at the opening weekend, it was quite busy. It was difficult to walk around. Rynek, Oławska,
The first market in Hanover can be simply visited by walking outside the train station . It is smaller and a bit less climatic than the one in Altstadt, the old town. About 10 minutes from the station, the main Christmas market is located. At 130 stands you can find handicrafts, sweets and something to eat and drink. As usual, I ate Kartoffelpuffer – potato pancakes with additional apple sauce. Of course, I couldn’t miss mulled wine with the addition of Amaretto.
There are about 75 different Christmas markets in Berlin this year. The choice is therefore quite large. Last year I was, among others at Alexanderplatz, which was very touristy and at a very interesting market in Kulturbrauerei. This year I had the opportunity to visit the Prinzessinnengarten – city garden in the heart of Kreuzboerg, which was such an alternative version of traditional markets. Prinzessinnengarten (
Definitely Kraków‘s Christmas market was the closest one. Even so, for a long time it was out of my way. When I finally went there, I was a bit disappointed. Not only that, there is a queue for mulled wine, it is also served in disposable cups. I went quite fast through the stands, but I noticed that everything was the same as a year ago. Although the Kraków‘s Christmas market is not the best one, Krakow is still beautifully decorated during Christmas and this year even the Christmas tree looks better than in previous years.
Do you like Christmas markets? Do you have your favorite?