Aaaaah, Christmas

Germany knows how to do Christmas very well.  Afterall, they invented the idea of the Christmas tree and haven’t stopped. Every city, village and dot on the map seems to have their own Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt.”  Some markets last a couple days, others go throughout Advent. At this time of year, when daylight is scarce, it’s lovely to see the lights everywhere and to know that festivities are brewing. I attended my first Christmas market with Nora last weekend, in search of our first batch of gifts to send back to the States.  I found those gifts but first got derailed when we ran into friends from England, Steve and Tim, who introduced me to the Christmas market staple, Glüwein. It’s a red wine, warmed with spices that is the quintessential winter beverage through the ages, popular from here to Norway.   I look forward to visiting several more Christmas markets, including ours in Königstein and one of the most famous in Nuremburg.


2 responses to “Aaaaah, Christmas

  1. Hey! Like your blog – read a few of the blogs. Inspiring, funny and sad. Great meeting you and will continue to check your blog.


    I write a bunch of these “things”, but only posted 2 of them… figured id try to post, then didn’t really see the point so stopped.

    • Ellen Willson Hoover

      Hey, Ivar. Thank you for reading it and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it so far. It was great meeting you too. I will check out your stuff. In the meantime, good luck with your China plans–you have a lot to look forward to.

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