Monday, December 28, 2009

Weihnachtsmarkt Hannover

[ Hanover Christmas Market ]

After our very scenic – and frigid – tour along the red line in Hannover, we semi-skated [our feet too cold to actually walk] to the Weihnachtsmarkt and caught the festive sights of the stands, great smells like always – as well as borrowed a bit of the heated steam trailing off from the crepe stands.

Hannover’s Weihnachtsmarkt was different than Göttingen’s. Back in Göttingen, the feel is more of a cozy town and the market centered in the middle market-square. In Hannover, it seemed to branch out on many streets, weaving around the department stores also with ornate décor perfect for window-shopping.

With just days before Christmas, the market was packed and every corner had stands with steaming hot chocolates and Glühwein as well as enormous seasonal favorites of Wursts and thick slices of pork on crusty Brötchen rolls. The entire atmosphere is remarkable – something I doubt could be found anywhere else – and was the perfect finish to another great trip with friends to another city, as well as our last warm wishes to each other before we went our separate ways for the holidays.

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