Christmas eve and Christmas day... Bavarian style. Goose, Knödel, Blaukraut, Weihnachtslieder and best of all: family time. Walking through Munich the day after Christmas, lights taken down, Christmas stands gone, everything seems strangely empty.
A Christmas party with all the students in my study abroad program, our professors and their families. Christmas songs, secret santa gifts, food, wine, talking, and games. I thought I had seen everything at American Christmas parties, until the last half an hour of the party when someone brought out a box of fig flavored vodka, which is apparently common at Christmas time in Germany. So we all took shots of vodka with our professors before we said goodbye (can you imagine this happening in America?)... Prost! And Merry Christmas to my lovely readers xx
Last time I was at my grandparents house, my Oma brought out an old recipe book from the back of the bookshelf and insisted that I bake some typical German Christmas cookies. So when I got home that night I bought all the ingredients and started baking a recipe that's been in the family for 4 generations...
Tuesdays are usually the days I dread most, but not this week. My German culture class took a train up to Nürnberg to see Germany's largest Christmas Market. It's a beautiful medieval town where we got a tour of the castle and a view over the whole city. There was so much to see at the Christkindlmarkt, you could spend all day just looking at the decorations. Bus since it was bitterly cold, some friends and I decided to warm up at a Bavarian restaurant after the market, and we ordered... Nürnberger Bratwurst of course! Hope you all enjoy some of the pictures I was able to take before my fingers froze off.