A Christmas Market in Germany!

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany has one of the world’s largest Christmas markets, or in German Weihnachtsmarkt, with locations spread all over town.  Wandering the Christmas market leads you to sections of the city that you may not have explored otherwise. Visitors from all over Europe come here to see the wonderful Christmas decorations, partake in the magnificent shopping experience and taste the great German Christmas sweets.

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Of course best treat at the Christmas Market is the Glühwein, or hot mulled wine.  Glühwein has been made in Germany since the 1400s and it is believed this is the place where it originally was made.  With the hot wine and the smell of cooking sausages in the air you know you are in Germany.

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

One of the largest Christmas Markets in the city is under the City Hall. The Hamberger Rathaus, or Hamburg City Hall, is a city landmark. The current structure was completed in 1897 after a fire had destroyed an earlier city hall. The building is known for the tower and the small clock on it. Standing under this impressive building in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Market lets you know its importance in the city.

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

Hamburg is the location where the Alster and Elbe rivers come together. There are many other small rivers that come nearby, making bridges necessary to move about the city. There are over 2,300 bridges in the city, meaning that is has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam –combined.

All the way from Germany I wish everyone a joyful holiday, or in German Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Hamburg, Germany - Designerella

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