Festive cheer at Germany’s Christmas markets

As winter come closer, a sense of foretaste fills the air through Germany. Candlelight, classic yuletide treats, and the longtime tradition of the Christmas markets make it the most exciting time of the year.

The tradition of the Christmas market in Germany goes back to the Middle Ages. Among the oldest and the most prominent markets are the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, the Dresden Striezelmarkt and the Christkindlmarkt in Munich.

In November, more than 2,500 Christmas markets will inspire people, filling the air with the admirable aroma of cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread and roasted almonds. The attractively decorated stands will be offering special food and drink such as mulled wine and lebkuchen.

The Christmas market in the Ruhr city of Dortmund has the tallest Christmas tree in the world. Cologne’s Christmas market is famous because of the range of food and drink.

But it is not nessesary for Christmas market to be big to be attractive. One of the most charming Christmas markets is the Advent in the Courtyards (Advent in den Höfen) in Quedlinburg, a town that dates back 1,000 years.

So come and explore the wide range of Christmas markets in Germany.

Source: http://www.germany.travel/en/news/news_startseite.html