One of Europe's most famous Christmas fairs: the Nuremberg Advent Fair
Last year I was already planning to see the Christmas market in Nuremberg, but unfortunately I missed it since it was cancelled - but this year it shone in all its glory.
This is one of the largest and most spectacular Christmas fairs in Europe, the whole old town is full of Christmas lights, I already got into the Christmas mood when we left the parking lot and headed towards the main square.
At one end of the shopping street, a Bethlehem was set up, with live animals, camels, llamas - they were all shelter animals, rescued from circuses. I think it's really cute, for a small donation you can buy them treats and feed them. And they were really happy about the snacks.
As we walked further along the pedestrian street, the smell of gingerbread, grilled sausages and mulled wine grew stronger - it doesn't get any better than this around Christmas!
Nuremberg is famous for its gingerbread, and there were plenty of it, and they even sold a gluten-free honey taller, so I could eat it too.
Of course, we also drank mulled wine, the cherry flavoured one was so yummy, and I also tasted the eggnog punch with whipped cream on top - well, I didn't go there to be on a diet!
The history of the Christmas market in Nuremberg dates back to 1628, the fair is mentioned then for the first time in written documentation. It is interesting that all the stands on the main square are made of local spruce, and about 30 of them are more than 130 years old, and the souvenirs available at the fair are all made by locals, there are no crappy Chinese things, maybe that's why this fair is so special.
Supposedly, there is an international fair in another square, where not only local products are sold, but we did not go there. Let's just say, I could have bought half of the market if I wasn't traveling with hand luggage, although I still have filled my luggage with gingerbread.
If we walk a little further, we will reach the Christmas market specially designed for children. At the entrance, Santa Claus waves to the people entering, and a mini Ferris wheel, a small train and a wonderful carousel await visitors, which of course we also got on to feel a little bit like children again.
One of my favorite vendors was also in this part, a dog bakery selling bone-shaped Christmas cookies for our four-legged family members. I loved it - and not only me, but also my dog, because of course I brought her one as a present.
This part of the fair is a real children's paradise, the small installations on the top of the stands, teddy bears and other cute things are all moving or dancing, and a huge railway field table is also among the attractions - not to mention the endless delicious sweets that are available here.
I hope you also started to feel the Christmas vibes and I got you in the mood for the Nuremberg Christmas market -and if not this year,then you visit it next year!
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