German Christmas markets

If you live in Germany, you’ll probably be going to at least one Christmas market. Most of the larger cities and some smaller towns have them.

You probably know that a lot of visitors come over to Germany just to visit these markets during the festive season. Perhaps the most well-known are Nuremberg’s Christkindlmarkt and the Striezelmarkt in Dresden.

But did you realise that you’ll find German Christmas markets in a lot of Britain’s major towns and cities – with German-style chalet stalls offering traditional German delicacies such as bratwurst, gingerbread and gluhwein?


Made in Germany

The BBC has written an article on the ten most fascinating objects made in Germany. What do you think is at the top of the list? You probably guessed correctly. It’s the Volkswagen’s Beetle. But did you know it was the British who first produced the car? I was surprised to read it.

Do you know the other fascinating objects? My favourite is the model of Friedrichstraße Station which was used to train Stasi border guards. And yours?