So this is my second Blogmas post for the festive season, I hope you are having a wonderful December. I decided to go with a travel theme for today’s post to focus on something that really makes it seem like Christmas.
German Christmas Markets
When November comes around, you know it isn’t long until the shops start bringing out their decorations and the Christmas music begins to play. It’s also when the some cities across the UK start with the German Christmas Markets. The last time I really had chance to explore the markets with a few years ago now, school and exams got in the way.
Now that I have left school, it means I can really start to enjoy my weekends and evenings. After 3 years of constant revision every day for my GCSE’s and A-Levels, I can finally relax. With no guilt over not revising. When I heard the markets were in town I made a trip over to Birmingham to have a look around.
I made the trip on a chilly Monday afternoon and managed to have a lovely walk around the town whilst it was still quite. On weekends it gets really busy, there is no room to move or really have a look what’s on offer. The best time to visit is during the week, it is a bit quieter than and it gives the perfect opportunity to get the atmosphere of the place. Nothing beats sipping on a hot beverage whilst enjoying the evening. The lights make everywhere look so pretty.
As the night draws in the mood changes, it becomes more cosy as everyone huddles closer because of the frosty evening. It’s great to have a wander around and get to browse the variety of products on offer, across all of the different stalls.
There are so many different stalls spread across the high street. You can have a good walk up the high street from the bull up to library on one side. Then back down on the other. There are plenty of areas to grab a bit to eat such as toasted marshmallows or Bratwurst! If you have never been to the German Markets before, the Birmingham ones are worth a visit. Then once you’re done having a look around you can hit the Bull Ring for a bit of shopping.
How adorable are these little teddy bears! I always have a soft spot for a big teddy bear! They are so adorable!!
Let me know if you have ever been to a German Christmas Market. If so which city did you go to? Do you go to the markets as part of an annual occasion or do you just go certain years? Let me know!