You all probably already realized that this travel blog hasn't been updated for a really long time now. Nothing serious, just being busy and lazy actually. However, expect a reborn sometime in the future. Meanwhile, I just started a new personal blog and promised to update it frequently here.
See ya all!
16 December 2008
Germany: The Biggest Xmas Market Nuremberg
Christmas market (German: Weihnachtsmarkt) is always synonymous with Germany, and the biggest is in Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg), making it also the biggest in the world. It's held on the month December every year and maybe millions of tourists flocked the city. That's easy to remember, if it's October you go to Munich, if December, you go to Nuremberg.
I was there back in 2004. I was kinda planning to go there again this year, but alas! We're too busy with finding and moving to the new apartment and all visa bureaucracies.
I found this awesome panorama pictures. You should check that out!
The Food and Drink
If you eat pork, you should try the Nürnberger Bratwurst, one type of Bratwurst, which is consideraly much smaller than others. It's maybe just slightly bigger than regular hot dog, which means really small for a German standard :P I didn't try it though, so I can't tell you how's the taste. Being an Erfurter, I must had embraced our beloved Thüringer Bratwurst instead hehehe.
When it's winter, there's no better time to drink Glühwein, the cooked wine. Which is abundant in such Weichnachtsmarkt. This was the picture from a party when we burn a block of sugar with wine, and then put some spices while warming the wine.
While You Were There
Nuremberg not only offers a great Weihnachtsmarkt, it's a beautiful city and it has numerous tourist sights. This once medieval town has beautiful churches, castle quarter and old city walls that merge with modern city. Many cultural building are around the old city, the house of Albert Durer is one example. For more, check on this list.
Not only that, Nuremberg was Nazi rally center before WWII. Hitler saw the city as "most German of German cities", so he build lots of sick stuffs there. The Dukumentationszentrale Reichsparteitagsgelände is a modern museum built inside the old Nazi stadium ruin. This museum is my personal favorite, I think it's among the best museum in the world.