Hej (hello in Danish) from Denmark! The city of København, or Copenhagen, is one of Northern Europe’s jewels. As in elsewhere Northern Europe the city has a network of canals that were used to establish a trading empire, but today they provide marvelous charm. Christmas time is a wonderful time to visit because it is home to one of the best Christmas markets in the world. I loved it here so much I have vowed to make a trip to Copenhagen a Christmas tradition.
On this day it seems that everyone was out doing their holiday shopping. People were out exploring the stores and Christmas Market stalls all over town. The most picturesque section may be the stalls along one of the canals. The sailboats, Christmas lights and colorful buildings make for an amazing sight.
A cup of Glühwein, a hot mulled wine, is the drink of choice here at the Christmas Market. It is a perfect way to warm up while strolling through the cold. To make this tasty treat, you combine heated red wine with cinnamon, cloves, citrus flavoring and other spices. What a delicious treat!
One magnificent smell that permeates through the streets is that of hot roasted almonds. These treats are toasted, coated with sugar and cinnamon right in front of you as you walk down the streets.
København is a magnificent city any time of year, but it particularly so during Christmas. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, or as they would say here in Denmark, Glædelig Jul!