Just another Weihnachtsmarkt

Munich’s Christmas Market

As with all holiday traditions, the Bavarian Christmas markets have become a big commercial feature of the merry season. Actually, I have no objections to a Christmas market, but there are at least ten different Christmas markets in Munich. Isn’t that overdoing it? I wonder if they were all as crowded as the one at Marienplatz today. The weather was perfect – seasonably cold for a Christmassy atmosphere and sunny – and the crowds flocked to the stands selling Christmas baubles.

As far as tradition goes, the modern-day Christmas ornament doesn’t have a very long history. It was invented in the German town of Lauscha in the middle of the 19th century.

Sweet Nutcracker

 

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2 Responses to Just another Weihnachtsmarkt

  1. steve says:

    there are actually 25 christmas markets in munich…

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