A fabulous things about Christmas time in Germany is their Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Markets!). They just about have one in each city. What would be better the day after Thanksgiving than to go to a Christmas Market? I don't have an answer because there isn't anything better.
The market that we went to was in Braunschweig. It consisted of wonderful Christmas foods and drinks and decorations. One drink in particular that is so delicious is called Glühwein. I don't know that translation, but it's a wine. It's served steaming hot and sometimes with fruits inside. It is so so delicious and totally warms your up... or maybe that's the shot of Rum in it? Either way, it kept me all warm and fuzzy inside!
Foot Long Hot Dogs!!!! Sike, just kidding... that's what we know them as, but in Germany they're 1/2 meter Bratwurst.
This was the first thing I saw walking toward the market. I was so excited because my best friend's mom has this in miniature size as a center piece during Christmas time. Shout out to Susie Resler! So then I started to explain this decorations that she has. Everyone was like, "Duh Katie, it's from Germany. We know all about it." Don't I feel like an idiot.
Well here they are in miniature size... now I know where she found it!
Apparently Nutcrackers are from Germany as well.
Can you say deliciousness????