I spent all day yesterday studying and it was only because I ran out of toilet paper that I realized I had to get out of the house and go shopping! But I’m so very glad that happened, because as soon as I stepped outside I was rewarded by gentle and large snow flakes falling from the sky! This morning I woke up to 8cm of snow on the ground, which has really gotten me into the holiday mood! Unfortunately I don’t have a digital camera to take pictures of the beautiful winter wonderland, but I did find a few on the net.
Here’s the center of Munich, Marienplatz, with a touch of snow! The little white roofs in the square are booth for the Christkindlmarkt, a.k.a. Weihnachtsmarkt, a Christmas market with arts and crafts and many yummy things to eat! Here’s another picture from the other side of the square:
This one is at night, when all the lights are on! A friend of mine and I were comparing this to Rockafeller Center in New York (although I’ve never been there, she has…) and we both liked the subtleness and modesty of the lights in Munich. Munich, being much smaller than New York, has it’s ice rink at another location…Karlsplatz, just down the street called the Fußgängerzone.
Also at the Christmas markets, one can enjoy a warm cup of Glühwein, a mulled wein that is vital to the German Christmas identity. Here’s another picture:
I’ve already had about 5 cups this winter so far…and tonight we’re having a big late Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner out our place, so more will be for the drinking!
And last, but not least, because it’s so very cute, I have a small holiday greeting for all of you!