Saturday, November 26, 2011
Weihnachtsmarkte In Darmstadt
Luckily, the Darmstadt Weihnachtsmarkte started before we left Germany. Many others start next week and we were encouraged to extend our trip to stay for one of the Christmas Markets in the bigger towns like Frankfurt or Wiesbaden, but having no other experience, the Darmstadt Christmas Market was fine for us.
We wandered around smelling gingerbread and gluhwein (warm spiced wine) on the chilliest day here so far. We stopped and sampled bratwurst and German chocolates and wondered whether it was going to snow. We admired the Christmas decorations, candles and all the festivities and thought about putting our Christmas trees up back home. Then we spent our remaining Euros, wondered how we'd pack everything in our luggage, and called it a spectacular end to our German adventure.