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!