I don't know about you guys, but for me post holiday blues have definitely set in and the closer it comes to going back to uni the more I want Christmas to happen all over again. So to try and combat this feeling I thought I'd share with you some pictures I took at the beginning of December. Somehow my friend Teuta and I managed to visit thirteen Christmas markets in one weekend all around west Germany. We visited Dusseldorf, Bonn, Aachen and of course the most famous place for Christmas markets; Cologne. Unsurprisingly I loved every second and I don't think I've ever been in more of a festive mood than I was in the lead up to Christmas this year. And really, how could anyone who had visited these beautiful places not be?
Each Christmas market has a different theme, some stars or angels, others elves or St. Nicolas so the subtleties of each made it so worth while visiting them all! I have a few particular favourites including the Witch market in Aachen and the Father Christmas market in Cologne which I would recommend visiting though if you're staying in any of these cities it is really easy to get a train to another for the day as they're all very close together so really see as many as possible as there maybe one you like more! Definitely try crepes and waffles too as they're so good in Germany (especially compared to the ones in Winter Wonderland!) and also have as much mulled wine and cider/ gluwein and glumost as possible!! The best I had was at the Father Christmas market in Rudolfplatz, Cologne. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year and hope I've managed to prolong that festive feeling in a few of you!! My next post will be a travel bit on my Christmas break in Venice!!