The Weihnachtsmarkts are Back!

December 9, 2008 at 2:49 PM 4 comments

(Check at the end of the post for answers to my favorite movie quotes quiz!)

The Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas markets) started again at the end of November, and John and I went to the Heidelberg Christmas market on Saturday. We walked about 1.5 miles up and down the Haupstraße to see everything. This was my first thing to go out and do for a second year in a row in Germany, and it was weird to think “oh, I remember this booth from last year” and “that guy makes the best crepes here.”

We had an amazingly good chocolate dipped banana on a stick, which we missed last year. I’m glad we didn’t pass by it again this year. The same booth had chocolate dipped pineapples, kiwis, strawberries and more. After that, John and I each got some Glühwein (mulled wine). John got the Heidelbeere Glühwein, which is blueberry flavored, and I got the Bratapfel Glühwein, which is roasted apple flavored (my favorite!). Before heading home (it was cold!), we each got a crepe. Of course mine was filled with nutella and cinnamon sugar. John tried something new and got ham and cheese.

Here are a couple photos from the Christmas market, followed by the answers to my favorite movie quotes quiz:

One of the plazas with the castle in the background

The donkey we visited last year (Go here to see the post from last year’s Christmas markets)

Another Christmas market area

A little less bright this time…

I thought this photo made me look like I had no hair. The black ear muff-type thing I’m wearing blended in with the background on the LCD screen of my camera, but thankfully, it doesn’t blend in so much when it’s a “normal-size” photo.

Answers to Quotes from My Favorite Movies Quiz:

1. What we do in life echoes in eternity.
Gladiator (2000)

2. Ohmigod, you’re totally freaking out. You’re, like, bolting for the door.
Garden State (2004)

3. As you can see, the pseudo-façade was stripped away to reveal a minimalist rococo design. Note the unusual inverse vaulted ceilings. This is yet another example of the late neoclassic Baroque period. And, as I always say, “if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!”
Beauty and the Beast (2001)

4. We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.
The Breakfast Club(1985)

5. Sweet Lincoln’s mullet.
Anchorman (2004)

6. First, I must tell you I’ve been the most unmitigated and comprehensive ass.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)

7. “People”? I ain’t “people.” I am a – “a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament.”
Singing In the Rain (1952)

8. It’s so stimulating being your hat.
Labyrinth (1986)

9. There’s a 30% chance that it’s already raining!
Mean Girls (2004)

10. I can’t believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We’re looking up “money laundering” in a dictionary.
Office Space (1999)

11. (Well, if we’re meant to meet again, we’ll meet again. it’s just not the right time now.)
Maybe we’re supposed to meet on British time and we’re five hours too early.
Serendipity (2001)

12. Zut alors! I have missed one.
The Little Mermaid (1989)

13. Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.
Star War: A New Hope (1977)

14. Sir, you can’t let him in here. He’ll see everything. He’ll see the big board!
Dr. Strangelove (1964)

15. (How was school?) The worst day of my life, what do you think?
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

16. You know everyone in this family has gone total outer limits.
Sixteen Candles (1984)

17. I stick my neck out for nobody!
Casablanca (1942)

18. You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

19. American girls would seriously dig me with my cute British accent.
Love Actually (2003)

20. (”Baby talk”? That’s not a saying.) Oh, but “baby fish mouth” is sweeping the nation? I hear them talking.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)

What are YOUR favorite movies? I’d like to try to guess your list. If you don’t have a blog, give me a few in the comments.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  December 9, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    I guessed Serendipity and Love Actually too, but I didn’t want to be hogging all the movie quotes. I’m usually bad with movie quotes but a lot of those happen to be movies I’ve seen many times!

  • 2. osarah  |  December 10, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    I like your taste in movies, Michelle!

  • 3. Sparker  |  December 11, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    AHHH yes as predicted I am kicking myself for not getting The Breakfast Club and Singing in the Rain.


  • 4. Karen  |  January 12, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    One of our clients was raving about Weihnachtsmarkts. You have the best blog about it! She can’t wait for next year to sport her Green HoHo Hat!


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