When we first discussed the idea of taking a trip through Germany and Austria for the purpose of visiting as many Christmas markets as possible, I couldn't help but wonder if I might not become tired of non-stop shopping opportunities. As we meandered from town to town, even though the markets displayed many similarities, we came to understand each had its own personality and "feel". Regensberg presented us with a quiet and laid back market scene. Like many of the towns we visited, there were actually several markets scattered in a variety of platz or squares, so we never knew what we would find just down the street or around the corner.
Temperatures remained in the -6C to -2C range for the entire time we were on our cruise, and we spent the trip layered and bundled in our efforts to stay warm. That time we spent at home looking for the right combination of base layers, sweaters, vests, and jackets paid off when the snow and sleet followed us through every town and marketplace. At first we worried we might appear strange in our bulky, insulated attire. As we learned how to put ourselves together in the most effective way, we decided it was more important to be comfortable than fashionable.
As dusk arrived and we started back across the bridge which had taken us into old town Regensberg, we discovered yet another market nestled against the river. Sadly, we didn't have time to explore, an experience we had time and again during our trip. An in-depth exploration would have to wait for our next visit to Germany, an event Mike and I were already starting to discuss.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
|One of the buildings where post-war trials of Nazis were held.|
|Nazi Documentation Center. |
Patterned after Roman Coliseum.
|Nurnberg Christkindl Markt|
|Die Frauenkirche und ChristKindl Markt|
|Die Nurnberg Christkindl|
|The Gluhwein Glow!!|