Monday, November 29, 2010

Pictures from the Regensburg Christmas Market

Today, pictures of a Christkindl Markt, as promised.

On Saturday, I went to Regensburg for the day. They actually have 3 different markets. There is one that is arts & crafts. These booths feature things like stained glass items, pottery and other handmade items. Beautiful stuff.

There is the regular market located in the middle of town. And then they have the market that is on the castle grounds.

There are several carousels at the Christmas markets.

The red and white striped tops are common. Those are mostly what you see, regardless of the city. The only place (so far) that I haven’t seen them is the market on the castle grounds.

Gluhwein, anyone?

Speaking of warm drinks, I have a new favorite. I had a hot chocolate with a shot of amaretto in it at the market. It is OMG good.

This is one line of vendors. Instead of all individual booths, they set up one long one with dividers and each vendor gets a section. In the middle of town, there are about 4 of these long stretches.

These last two pictures are taken at the market on the castle grounds. It’s a bit more spread out and easier to navigate. There aren’t quite as many people either, as it costs to get in.

Since this is one of the Christmas markets I went to last year, I noticed that all the vendors get the same spot every year. That makes it easy to go back and find one you’re interested in. Lucky for me.

What did I haul off with for the day? We got a wood and wheat star to hang on the door, I got a Tibetan singing bowl and of course, the goodies. Lebkuchen, spiced almonds, bratwurst and the hot chocolate I mentioned.

It was so cold and very windy, but a good day.


Sherry Gloag said...

Geat pic, glad you had a wonderful day, thanks for sharing

Gale Stanley said...

Your pics are always so great. I feel like I'm there. I did a double take on the second one. Schmuck is a Yiddish pejorative - a stupid or foolish person. Is that someone's name on the stand?

Tricia Schneider said...

Ah, Germany is beautiful! My husband and I visited Bamberg several years ago and we've been yearning to back ever since. Wonderful pics! Thanks for sharing!

Riley Quinn said...

So glad you all liked the pics. I may be heading to Nuremburg this weekend so possibly more next week.

Gale, interesting. In German, schmuck means jewelry. The sign literally reads "Christmas Tree Jewelry". It was a stand selling ornaments.

Anonymous said...

I have a good friend who lives in Regensburg. Did you see her? Ha.
I've been shooting my hot chocolate for years. Try Frangelica next time. You'll be happy you did! Nice post.
Liz Arnold
"Stories you will love."
The Wild Rose Press

Riley Quinn said...

I'll have to try that, Liz. I got hooked on mixing butterscotch schnapps in it a long, long time ago, but I think I like the amaretto better. Try the schnapps and let me know what you think.

Anonymous said...

Christbaumschmuck translates to Christmas decorations or ornaments. In German, schmuck translates to jewelry or ornament.

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