I've been away, did you miss me? I have just returned from a very chilly tour of the busy Christmas markets throughout Germany. It was so cold at one point, that my camera even stopped working! In the coming days, I will be featuring highlights from Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenberg, and Munich; each having its own magical Christmas charm. Our days were filled with sampling hot chocolate, stollen, and gingerbread sweets - the nights with gluhwein, a red wine blended and brewed with spices and served hot.
A market in Berlin, near Humboldt University (above), and Nuremberg (below).
Decorations from Dresden's market.
A belltower view of Munich's rooftops in the snow.