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Haidhausen Weihnachtsmarkt

Christmas Markets in Germany are something special, where you can enjoy a mulled wine, a tasty dessert, and a bit of craft-oriented shopping. Here are a few shots from this year!

The famous Glühwein hut, where you can get a mini Feuerzangenbowle (flaming punch made with 80% rum):

Gluehwein Hut in Haidhausen

Beautiful glowing candles.

Candles at the Haidhausen Christmas Market

Delicious cakes, cookies, and desserts abound at the Christmas Markets!

Cakes and sweets

This water bowl from Grünhorn was particularly cool. The German word, Wasserspringschale, literally means jumping water bowl. By rubbing the handles you get a variety of tones, and the vibrations make the water move in some interesting ways!

Wasserspringschale - jumping water bowl

With a bit more effort, the water springs out of the bowl as if it were boiling madly, though it’s just room temperature.

Wasserspringschale in full action

If you’re looking for a cool decoration with endless relaxation and entertainment potential, check out a water spring bowl!

So far it’s a wonderful Christmas Market season. There are just a few days left, so for those in Germany who haven’t been to one yet, now is your chance!

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Posted in Munich Area 6 years, 4 months ago at 2:33 pm.

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  1. What an interesting market. Love those lanterns! They’d look rather nice hanging in my trees outside!

    Stay warm :)
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Merry Christmas- Thank You and Adios 2010 =-.

  2. Oops… I forgot to mention, that I gave Demon’s Bane a plug on my last post :)

    Merry Christmas Dave. I hope your book sales are bountiful!
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Merry Christmas- Thank You and Adios 2010 =-.

  3. Thanks for the plug, Wendy! :-) I’m hoping a few people will buy the book for Christmas, perhaps to give it as a gift.

    Now in not-so-snowy Virginia for Christmas and somewhat missing the markets in Germany 😉 …but it’s nice to be with family!