Heidelberg Weihnachtsmarkt

December 10, 2007 at 3:10 PM 1 comment

I began this entry on Wednesday, but between Christmas shopping, getting groceries and other chores, I’m just getting around to posting this. I have a lot more to catch everyone up on, and John is working staff duty tonight (overnight), so I should have plenty of time to write. For now, however, I will just catch you up on the Heidelberg Christmas market.

Friday night, John and I decided to go out for dinner and also explore the Heidelberg Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market). We went to Cafe Xtra Blatt, which is the restaurant John took me to when we first explored the Hauptstrasse when I had just arrived in Germany. It was much more enjoyable this time, because I wasn’t completely jet-lagged. We shared some pinot grigio, jalepeno poppers and a chicken fajita pizza. We have really been craving American food lately. The food here is really disappointing. Most of it is pretty bland, and nothing is very satisfying to the taste. Surprisingly, the jalepeno poppers weren’t half bad. They had an extra layer of potato between the jalepeno and the fried coating, but that is to be expected. You can find potatoes and French fries EVERYWHERE. The pizza was also quite good. The barbeque sauce, fajita chicken, hollandaise sauce and onions gave the pizza the most taste of anything I think I have had in the past month. Yum.

After dinner, we explored the Christmas market. There are several areas around downtown with booths, and we spent most of our time in what seemed to be the main area. I think it was in the Universitatsplatz. There were some food vendors (mainly sausage, schnitzel, and potato-based things) and many beer and gluwein booths. John tried the blueberry gluwein, which I will admit does not taste as bad as the last one I tried, but I still wouldn’t ever crave it. I was happy just having a plain ol’ Pilsner.

We walked around to all the other booths, which mainly had tea, sweets, candles, scarves and other handmade things. I suppose there isn’t much else to tell, so I’ll let the photos do the talking.

This is across the street from one of the Christmas market areas in Heidelberg. Galeria Kaufhof, which you can also see in the photo, is a huge (as if you can’t tell) department store.


Once we got to one of the bigger market areas, I took a video to show a 360 degree view of an area we were in:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

I was happy to find this carousel. John and I ended our night at the Christmas market by taking a ride on it.

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  • 1. classic elegance  |  December 10, 2007 at 7:58 PM

    cool video! and yay for carousels. =)

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