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Postcard from the Christmas Markets in Munich

I’m in Munich this weekend, seeing something of the old town and the Christmas Markets, although in the couple of days we’re here, I doubt I’ll get much further than that. When we came up from the underground Metro station onto Marienplatz, the warm, sweet smell of gingerbread hit me.

Christmas Gingerbread in Munich

Christmas Gingerbread in Munich

This afternoon we visited the Resindenz Palace in the centre of Munich – beautiful but I feel as if I’ve over-indulged on that sweet gingerbread with all the over-the-top gilt and plasterwork. I’m Just back from a typical Bavarian evening meal of roasted knuckle of pork with potato dumplings washed down with beer and pear schnaps. Tasty but tomorrow I’m going in search of something fresh and green.

Christmas Partywear in Munich

Christmas Partywear in Munich

All the shop windows seem to be filled with evening wear of the traditional German kind – colourful checked dirndl skirts which you wear with a corset affair and white blouse underneath, for the elegant barmaid look.

So far we’ve had rain but snow is forecast tomorrow, so we’re hoping for some pretty postcard Christmas scenes.

Wish you were here!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Helly (Travel by the Calendar)
    December 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Great photos. I love the traditional clothes, certainly look a bit different to my Christmas Party frock.

  • Reply
    TheWordWire
    December 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    I’m currently sitting here fantasizing about sitting in a little Bavarian village eating gingerbread. Love these photos — thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    maria
    December 12, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I wish I was there too! I love Christmas Markets and the gingerbread in the picture looks very tempting…

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    Mark H
    December 12, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I’d love to visit one of these great German towns that set up Christmas markets. The great decorations, the aroma of gingerbread and so much more. Lovely description.

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    Sherry Ott
    December 13, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Ohhh – I hope it snows for you! It sounds so festive! I’ve never been but it sounds like a wonderful trip for teh holidays!

  • Reply
    Anil
    December 13, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I’ll be in northern Germany in 2 weeks and am looking forward to the Christmas market in Lubeck, I’ve never been to one. Hoping for some snow too!

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    Dominique
    December 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve love to visit an authentic Christmas Market some time. Looks like great fun.
    Good luck with the fresh and green hunt…and in getting some snowy postcard shots 🙂

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    Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels
    December 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I swear I could smell gingerbread baking when I read your post! Have a wonderful time in Germany.

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    James Clark
    December 20, 2009 at 3:47 am

    I was in Munich for the Christmas Market in 2008. I like the feeling of the spirit of Christmas at European Christmas markets.

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