To the German Market

GermanMarketBlog2There seem to be German Christmas Markets in all the big UK cities now. We love the one in Birmingham and apparently the market in Manchester is fantastic. Some are more authentic than others (err, I’m not going to name names but you know where you are! )  but I found myself in Leeds a couple of weeks back for some meetings and before we headed off for a meal (it’s never great when a whole table ends up saying ‘its fine but it ….wasn’t…. quite….. what I was expecting’) we walked around the market and had some ice-cold beer. I love the wooden ‘smokers’ but couldn’t buy another for TheBigForest Maker-In-Chief, he has two, a Father Christmas and a Pedlar but it was all very enjoyable and sort of authentic and …well… being a lover of simple pleasures, I enjoyed it.GermanMarketBlog1

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  1. Ooh, a German market, sounds interesting! We have a French Market once in a while in my area, they sell nice things (soap and cheese come to mind), but only stay for two days. I’d love to see a German one in Finchley!

    • There was a large and authentic French market in Portsmouth during the summer one year when I was working there and it was wonderful! Im not sure how these German Markets come about but maybe next year someone will bring one to Finchley! 🙂

      • Hmm, interesting to hear that there are German Chr. Markets in the UK, I wasn´t aware of that 🙂 .The picture you took of the wooden smokers and “Mary-go-rounds” is really nice and authentic, although I think the Christmas Market here in Bremen does not have those little “Spieluhren”. But little “pyramids” are very popular – little wooden figures are set on a round piece of wood, circling around real fast driven by the heat of four candles that activate a wooden propeller on top. Have you seen some of those? They are really fun.

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