Dec 16, 2013

Mannheim Christmas Market


Are you sick of my Christmas market posts yet? I sure hope not, because while my parents were here visiting last week, we hit up not one...not two...but SEVEN DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS MARKETS in just 8 short days! Talk about exhausting (but really, really fun!). I wanted my mom to get the full 'Christmas in Germany' experience, so we made a list of markets we hadn't tried yet (and sprinkled in a few favorites D and I had already visited) and drove all over Germany taking in the wonders of this fun market season. 

The Mannheim Christmas Market was compact, having roughly 200 stalls just around the historic Mannheim Wasserturm (water tower), but because we got there just as it opened for the day, we enjoyed a crowd-free time shopping and eating to our heart's content! There's definitely something to be said for that whole 'early bird gets the worm' thing. :) The crowds started filing in around lunchtime, so we finished up our shopping and decided to head over to another market just a few towns away. But before leaving, mom fell in love with glühwein (like mother, like daughter!), D finally tried that Eirpunsch eggnog impostor (and hated it, just as I suspected he would), and I tried the Feuerzagenbowle (rum & sugar infused glühwein) again and didn't hate it...so a grand time was had by all! Germany friends...while there was nothing too unique about it, I'd still recommend adding the Mannheim Weihnachtsmarkt to your Christmas market hit list this year! 

13 comments:

  1. You have certainly made the most of this Christmas-market-season! :D

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  2. Wow - You are making me want to add Germany during the Holidays to my travel list! Looks absolutely beautiful. Looks like you enjoyed your time with your parents! xo Moe

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  3. I don't think I could ever get sick of the Christmas market posts!

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  4. Love these posts! I wish I were at all of these!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. BEYOND JEALOUS! When I was in Germany a couple of weeks ago the markets weren't open yet.

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  6. Oh my how I would love to visit such a market how jealous am I right now

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  7. Definitely not! Keep the Christmas market posts coming! :)

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  8. Great place to try some local food, miss Christmas markets a lot! Lovely photos!

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    1. Oh, absolutely!!! Food stands are the best! :)

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  9. SEVEN!!! You are one hardcore Christmas lady and I like it!

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  10. I love the Christmas markets. Keep them coming! They feel so festive!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I was in Europe for Christmas last year and went to so many Christmas markets in Vienna and Budapest. I wish I were back there now!! And I wish I had taken more pictures - these are gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas. :)

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