Nürnberg (to be continued)
Fortunately, I went to Nürnberg during Christmas time and I could experience the Weihnachtsmarkt. This is the most famous market in the World visited by more than 2 millions every year. Despite being one of the biggest and most famous markets of Germany, Nuremberg is rich in tradition and still manages to remain one of the most authentic German markets.
The oldest market is the Christkindlesmarkt, his first official record is 1628, with a variety of wooden crafts and ornaments, in addition to famous figures made from prunes (Zwetschgenmännchen) and metal angels.
All 180 tents are well appointed, their owners compete each year for the prize of “most decorated Christmas tent”. The winner is awarded a “Zwetschgenmännchen” gold.
The main market is the Christkind, the angel that appears every day in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to read the stories around the Christmas tree.
As a souvenir, I bought a bottle of Glühwein (hot wine) and a nice cup, to remember this magical time in Germany.