Christmas in Northern Europe is all about lights to brighten the rather dark time of the year, of meeting friends and family. Germany has one special addition to Christmas time which are the Christmas fairs or Christmas Markets. While it is cold outside there are huts and stands in the middle of towns which offer food  (for example the famous Bratwurst, local specialties which vary across the country) all food is mainly warm as it has to warm the visitors. There is Christmas decoration and potential gifts, often from little craft-shops and “Glühwein” – a spiced, warm red wine, – very tasty. All of this was much missed by me last year living in Myanmar. So I enjoyed it even more during a visit in Bonn.

Claudia and Martina with Eggnog (Verpoorten), Christmas Fair 2014

Claudia and Martina with Eggnog (Verpoorten), Christmas Fair 2014

Glühwein-Stand in Bonn - Christmas Fair 2014

Glühwein-Stand in Bonn – Christmas Fair 2014

Glühwein with friends

Glühwein with friends

Season’s Greetings to All, enjoy the time – where ever you may be and a prosperous New Year. Claudia

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