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Medieval Christmas Market in Ulm, Germany

Today was bitterly cold as we walked the icy streets of Ulm, Germany to track down the Ulm Medieval Christmas Market.

Set on the banks of the Danube and open November 26-January 2, the market is a unique version of the traditional Christmas markets that fill the squares of cities across Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries in Europe.

You can still get piping hot mugs of spiced German Christmas wine (gluwine) and sizzling bratwurst, but all the vendors are decked out in medieval garb and you can watch them play period instruments, make candles, and hammer away at red hot metal in the blacksmith shop.

The vendor stalls hold a fascinating array of interesting items from handmade slippers, medieval dresses and intricate jewelry to hand-carved spoons, bowls, and lovely old-fashioned writing instruments.

We had a splendid time! The gluwine warmed us up beautifully and we had such fun perusing the stalls and finding little treasures to take home.

Soon it was time to drive back to my brother’s house in Boblingen and we arrived just in time for the next snow storm to hit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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How to Enjoy a German Bread Museum » Rambling Tart - […] to a magnificent cathedral and a fabulous Medieval Christmas Market (I wrote about it here), it also boasts the World’s Largest bread museum: Museum of Bread […]

jen cheung - Another lovely place to be! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Love reading your blog – its fun to look at different blogs !!

Have a lovely day up ahead.
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

Connie - I just adore Christmas markets! And nothing beats walking around in the snow with a hot cup of gluwine to keep you warm! Did you buy anything?

Katie@Cozydelicious - Look at those dresses! How fun! What a lovely snowy festive way to spend a day!

A Canadian Foodie - How far away was this from your brother’s house – and tell us more about the town. GORGEOUS!

Nicole - Ooh, it does look cold there! At least you’ve got the gluwine to keep you warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

Joanne - I’ve always wanted to visit one of these Christmas markets and now I totally feel like I’ve lived vicariously through this post! I hope you had a lovely Christmas my dear!

Corrie - I would totally wear that dress.

Valerie - I love hand-knitt wooly gloves! And those dresses are lovely.

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Kristine Thomas - Krista,
It looks wonderful!! I’m traveling vicariously through you. But enjoying the toasty warmth of my office at home. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello to your brothers.

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