The Chicken Guy

One thing I love about living in Frankfurt is the plethora of farmers’ markets. Several days a week, there’s a farmers’ market a short walk or a few subway stops from where we live. We do most of our food shopping at the grocery store, but sometimes it’s fun to browse among the vendors’ stallsContinue reading “The Chicken Guy”

Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

I promise I’ll stop writing about Christmas markets soon. It’s March, after all. I’ve covered the Christmas markets in Frankfurt, Bad Homburg, Heidelberg, and Brussels. Today, I’m writing about the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. (And there’s just one more after this — until this coming Christmas season, that is.) Clock tower show at noon. The Nuremberg ChristmasContinue reading “Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt”

Germany | Heidelberg

Beautiful Heidelberg. Our first day trip after moving to Germany was to Heidelberg, a university town about an hour outside of Frankfurt whose original buildings from the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance escaped destruction by World War II air raids and are largely intact. Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany, datingContinue reading “Germany | Heidelberg”

Germany | Bad Homburg

Beautiful Bad Homburg Bad Homburg Palace Pond Autumn colors on display Nativity scene at Bad Homburg Christmas market Bad Homburg is a picturesque spa town about a 20-minute drive from where we live in Frankfurt. In all the hullabaloo about Christmas market season, Kail, Piopio, and I mistakenly ventured there one weekend too early inContinue reading “Germany | Bad Homburg”

Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt

Römerberg One of the main areas of the Frankfurt Christmas market is in the Römerberg market square, with the iconic Römer building (City Hall) in the background. Christmas Stars Illuminating many a window throughout Germany, these paper lanterns are popular Christmas decorations. Gemütlich Is there anything cozier than a Christmas market? Weihnachtsmarkt Food One ofContinue reading “Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt”