Dec 13, 2012

Nüremberg Christkindlesmarkt

The Nüremberg Christmas Market is one of the best-known markets in Germany, boasting over 180 traditionally decorated stalls filled with local handicrafts and regional food specialties to get you in the holiday spirit.The market takes place just below the stunning Frauenkirche ("Church of Our Lady") on the cobble-stoned streets of the Hauptmarkt square in the heart of Old Town Nüremberg. Talk about a beautiful backdrop! This Christmas Market dates back to 1628 and is widely known for its famous Nüremberger brats (yum!), wooden, hand-carved figurines, and Zwetschgenmännle (little dried prune people). You can expect to see about a dozen stalls of each placed about the market. Another Nüremberg Christmas Market favorite is the Lebkuchen, also known as gingerbread to us Americans! D and I aren't huge fans of the Lebkuchen, but we do enjoy the Kartoffelpuffers mit Knoblauchsauce (potato pancakes with garlic sauce)!! Oh and of course, the gluhwein. Can't forget about the delicious gluhwein! While in Nüremberg, we tried a delicious cherry flavored variety. Once you go cherry, you never go back, I've decided. ;) If you have the opportunity to visit Germany during the Christmas Market season, make sure Nüremberg is on your list! It's been one of our favorite markets so far!

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30 comments:

  1. I took German in school for years and I have always wanted to go there! I guess I'll just live vicariously through you until I make it across the Atlantic, lol. God bless.

    xoxo
    Ashley Flores
    alwaysashley2012.blogspot.com

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  2. those look like latkes - are they? yum!

    have heard so much about the Christmas markets in Germany and can't wait to check them out someday :)

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  3. Wow, you really captured it well! All the food looks incredible!

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  4. this is so beautiful, I am now determined to go next year

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  5. Hi Casey! I just discovered your blog this week and I am in love with it! Plus all of the Germany pictures are amazing and gorgeous! My grandmother came from Germany so I'm determined to visit some day! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures/posts! :)

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  6. I'm a new follower as of this week!! I have a friend living in Germany right now and I want to go visit. Your photos are beautiful!

    xo-L

    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Casey! OI'm a new follower and love catching up on your life over in Germany. Can I say that I am extremely jealous of the adventure you're having. Family used to be expats but I never made it to the Christmas markets. Mom and sister went to Nuremberg and loved it though!

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  8. I love reading about all of your travels!! Makes me jealous :) I have a friend that lives in Germany temporaily that I rarely get to speak with. It's almost like I'm keeping up with her by reading all you do.
    Happy Holidays :)

    New follower
    Beth @ Clothes and Cocktails

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  9. I think you're making Germany one of my "to see" destinations :)

    Jessica

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  10. Oh my goodness gracious, this looks like such a good time. I feel like I'm living vicariously through you!

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  11. Oh that looks amazing! I can't wait to get home and to the Christmas markets for at least a few days before Christmas. I actually have never been to this one! Glad you are enjoying the lead up to the holidays in Germany!

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  12. My husband is in Germany for work now and I am so jealous that he is enjoying the markets. What a beautiful time of year and tradition!

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  13. I love lebkuchen! I'm always really excited when I can find it at the commissary in Japan. They haven't had it yet this year, but I'm not giving up hope. My first husband had a German mother. He still had family in Nuremburg. We visited them in the spring, but we still managed to do lots of Christmas shopping. Weird how that works. We also went to the Volksfest. All your Germany talk REALLY makes me want to go back!

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  14. It looks so pretty there. I wish I knew German so I knew what all those things said but sadly I do not... Love the photos girlie!

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  15. Love the title of the blog. Found you on Me + the Moon linky party. www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  16. lovely! i wish i could go to germany again! i loved it there! beautiful pictures.

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  17. I am most definitely living vicariously through you. Love all these adventures and pictures. :)

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  18. This looks beautiful! What a fun way to spend some time during the holidays. Your pictures are beautiful :)

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  19. Germany? Are you kidding me? I'm literally so so jealous of you right now.
    Definitely your newest stalker via the blog hop - can't wait to get to know you better, love for you to follow me back!
    Kaylynn
    colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Casey, you should visit the Christmas market over here in Schweinfurt.

    I've been to Nuremberg once but it wasn't on a Christmas time. Would love to be there again!

    I found you at the blog hop over at Little Inspirations. Following you now and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Please leave a comment so I'd know you stopped by. Thank you in advance!

    Labrijoy @ Reality Strikes Mommy

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  21. Your trip looks way better than ours. We went on opening night last year...worst idea ever. It was wall to wall people. But it was still beautiful and magical. We just had to fight our way down each aisle is all. We'll have to make our way up there again sometime.

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  22. Lovely photos! Looks like such a nice place.
    Thank you for stopping by and linking up at the Friday Chaos this week.
    Have a nice weekend

    Kerry
    www.ohsoamelia.com

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  23. An amazing experience and beautiful photos!! Brings back memories... my husband and I spent some time in Germany before we got married. :) I didn't get to go to the Christmas market, but he did (I had to return back to the States a little early)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Emily
    ohthatemily.com

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  24. Looks like a great place with yummy food! stay warm!

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  25. Hi Casey, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Friday Chaos.

    Oh wow, what beautiful pictures! My brother was born in Germany, but I've never been. We also hosted an exchange student from Hamburg for a year. I would love to go, someday.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  26. It's so pretty! Looks like you guys were having a lot of fun. Hope you enjoyed the Lebuken!

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  27. I'm totally there...in my dreams! Ha! Maybe one day...

    The Germans sure do know how to decorate! Looks beautiful.

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  28. Ooooh! I've been there! That is one of the things I miss most about Germany, the Christmas Markets. They know how to celebrate Christmas! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos!

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  29. This is just great!
    My husband and I are currently US travelers. We had planned to see all 50 states before moving on and traveling abroad but an awesome Germany opportunity has opened up for us in about a year and a half so we've been really thinking seriously about just going for it! This is definitely persuading me to just go for it!

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