Tis the season for Christmas Markets here in Germany. Each market is unique and gives you the opporutnity to buy unique gifts and of course eat food and drink gluhwein in a collectable mug!
Mario and I headed back to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which is one of my favoritate places that we have visted. Even since the 15th century this medieval town transforms into a Christmas wonderland. "Reiterle" is horseman in German and has an historical origin. It was believed thatthe horseman was a descendant of another world who during the winer months glided through the skies with the should of people past. At the beginning of the market the Rothenburg Horseman arrives hence giving the name to the Christmas Market.
We looked in the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas stores and Christmas market stalls. Then we climbed the Rathausturm (Town Hall Tower) and had a bird's eye view of the market below. Even though it was a chilly morning we enjoyed ourselves.
Mario and I had the opportunity to take a USO bus tour to explore the Wolfgangsee Advent Christmas Market. This market is located in St. Gilen, St. Wolfgang and Strobl which all are located on Lake Wolfgangsee, Austria. A quick ferry ride connects you to each town. It was a chilly day for exploring but we did our best to stay warm. Snow ended our day but lucky for us it didn't follow us home!
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