I have a few more photos from our 2011 German Christmas Market trip. An old friend drove down from his home in the north to spend a long weekend with us. We took a daytrip to the beautiful and crowded Nuremberg. For a town that was so heavily bombed in WWII, it sure does retain an amazing amount of character. The Christmas Market in Nuremberg was wall to wall people, so by the time we reached the end of the very first aisle, we were already in need of a respite via a cup of gluhvein. And after that drink, we decided we could skip the other aisles, tour the church, and walk around the town. Supposedly, you can climb up into the old city walls and walk along the covered passageway. We found an entrance, climbed some stairs, and ended up in some family’s kitchen. They waved us on, so we climbed some more and found ourselves in an art gallery that seemed to be closed, despite the open door. We took a couple of photos and made our way down to the street and around the corner to the castle, which had amazing views over the city.
|Inside the Nuremberg cathedral|
Back in Munich for our final couple of days, we visited the very large, English Garden, which has a Chinese Tower (and another Christmas Market) in the center of it, peaceful pathways, and the very odd feature of a manmade surf break. These people are cra-cra for sure. Surfing in Germany in December…no, thank you. We also took in a quick walk around Schloss Nymphenberg – while we packed a lot of “seeing” into the days, we didn’t pack in a lot of “doing.” We mainly just wanted to wander around with our friend and visit. Mission complete.
|Chinese Tower in the English Garden|
|Inland Surf Break|
|One of the more ornate, shop signs in Nuremberg|