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Todd Simpson
post Dec 1 2012, 12:20 AM
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I really wish we had this tradition in the states. It looks like wads of fun and killer food. We have something simliar called the STATE FAIR which is more generalized but still has wads of booths, food, music etc. Doing it at xmas seems like a great idea. Here's a link
http://www.germany-christmas-market.org.uk/

CHRISTIAN:GITARRERO and DEITERLE in case you guys see this, do you do the xmas market thing?

Also, folks in other countries, is there something similar where you are?

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post Dec 1 2012, 11:48 AM
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Sure thing Todd!

Basically every city in Germany has their own Christmas Market. I guess the ones in Dresden and Nuremburg are the most famous, or are said to be the most beautiful. It's nice to go there with friends, have some hot chocolate with alcohol wink.gif or cooked wine (though I personally hate that stuff).
The Christmas Market in Rottweil begins next thursday, so I might post some pics if you're interested.


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post Dec 1 2012, 12:16 PM
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Hey Todd !

As Christian said we got them in nearly every city and town but a real great one for me is Nürnberg and the LEBKUCHEN there

kind of spicy and sweet cookie stuff and Nürnberger Würstle and some drinks maybe .

My daughter prefers the mac donald there laugh.gif

This Sunday my family goes to a Weihnachtsmarkt organized from a big Company with lots of free foot drinks christmas tree and more... tongue.gif

Many people there we know thats why i stay at home with my dog and play guitar biggrin.gif

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here i found pic from Nürnberg some years a go



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post Dec 1 2012, 10:34 PM
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We don't have that kind of thing here really but I did go to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Tuesday, It's kind of like a cross between a market and a livestock show. Basically every summer is the Royal Welsh show which is the biggest agricultural show I think in Britain, then in the Winter it's smaller and more about the produe of the farms rather than the best looking animals. There a lot of stalls with people selling what they produce, meat, Beers, Cheese etc.
Came home with loads of things, home made cider, cheeses, and I think probably half a cow with all the meat biggrin.gif . It's great you get to meet and deal with the farmers first hand and not just pick an item off the shelf in the supermarket.

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post Dec 2 2012, 02:33 AM
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Yet another reason I need German Citizenship! Do I need someone to sponsor me to get a Visa?



QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Dec 1 2012, 05:48 AM) *
Sure thing Todd!

Basically every city in Germany has their own Christmas Market. I guess the ones in Dresden and Nuremburg are the most famous, or are said to be the most beautiful. It's nice to go there with friends, have some hot chocolate with alcohol wink.gif or cooked wine (though I personally hate that stuff).
The Christmas Market in Rottweil begins next thursday, so I might post some pics if you're interested.



Great pic smile.gif It all sounds pretty darn spiff I must say. Loads of Xmas cheer without all the insanity and rampant Shopping Mall nutbags we get here.

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Hey Todd !

As Christian said we got them in nearly every city and town but a real great one for me is Nürnberg and the LEBKUCHEN there

kind of spicy and sweet cookie stuff and Nürnberger Würstle and some drinks maybe .

My daughter prefers the mac donald there laugh.gif

This Sunday my family goes to a Weihnachtsmarkt organized from a big Company with lots of free foot drinks christmas tree and more... tongue.gif

Many people there we know thats why i stay at home with my dog and play guitar biggrin.gif

Dieter


here i found pic from Nürnberg some years a go



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post Dec 2 2012, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 2 2012, 02:33 AM) *
Yet another reason I need German Citizenship! Do I need someone to sponsor me to get a Visa?


If you get a job here, getting a visa shouldn't be much of a problem from what I have heard.

By now you should have tons of reasons to move here (taking your last pm to me into account laugh.gif )


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post Dec 2 2012, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (llibach @ Dec 1 2012, 09:34 PM) *
Came home with loads of things, home made cider, cheeses, and I think probably half a cow with all the meat biggrin.gif .


If you need a hand eating all that...... tongue.gif


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post Dec 2 2012, 12:31 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Dec 2 2012, 10:39 AM) *
If you get a job here, getting a visa shouldn't be much of a problem from what I have heard.

By now you should have tons of reasons to move here (taking your last pm to me into account laugh.gif )




@Todd and Volkswagen you find here plenty too


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post Dec 2 2012, 03:14 PM
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We in Serbia also have these christmas markets in every town occasionally.. It's not as big as in Deutschland, but it's okay..u can buy a lot's of cakes, wines, decorations and stuch christmas stuff cool.gif
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post Dec 2 2012, 03:48 PM
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We do the christmas markets in the Czech Republic too. Quite similar to the ones in germany, though I think the germans take the concecpt much more seriously! smile.gif
Ive never been in Germany over Christmas, so this will be my first "Deutcehe Weinnachtsmarkt" Vists! We're doing a trip to Oldenburg next week, which ive been told is quite nice, especially the markets! Kinda excited!
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post Dec 3 2012, 10:10 AM
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U member of Praha drinking Team? huh.gif

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post Dec 3 2012, 11:01 AM
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I'd love to check out the Xmas markets, more for the atmosphere rather than anything. I can't imagine there would be much point in my buying anything.. I'd just start eating it there.. tongue.gif


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post Dec 3 2012, 12:36 PM
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That's the point Ben! Most people just go there to eat and drink wink.gif
This should feel naturalfor a british dude, dont you do the same? Going somewhere just to eat and drink? wink.gif


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post Dec 3 2012, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Dec 3 2012, 11:36 AM) *
This should feel naturalfor a british dude, dont you do the same? Going somewhere just to eat and drink? wink.gif


I have no understanding of this concept huh.gif

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post Dec 3 2012, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 3 2012, 12:56 PM) *
I have no understanding of this concept huh.gif

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Me neither, but seriously, i don't like to go to those christmas and New Year fair so much. To many people there..
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post Dec 4 2012, 01:25 AM
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I agree that you can't beat the Germans on X mas markets ..here in Belgium it's in every village also, nice music,
campfires and ofcours Gluhwein (don't like it either blink.gif )
I prefer to go to the smaller places ...most of the time it starts pretty peacefull but then lotta people
don't know their limits when boozing ...those sometimes spoil the good atmosphere.

BTW.i have to sell alcohol this year in a Xmas market in Ghent....somebody's gotta do it laugh.gif wink.gif

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post Dec 4 2012, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Dec 4 2012, 12:25 AM) *
BTW.i have to sell alcohol this year in a Xmas market in Ghent....somebody's gotta do it laugh.gif wink.gif


Doing your bit for your community ! biggrin.gif


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