Fish was being smoked on an open fire....
Typical German Christmas decorations were made life- sized....
And Gluhwein (usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and raisins. It is served hot) stands were everywhere. This was just the start.
Our day was just beginning and I was in heaven!!!
a BIG beer!!! Prost! : )
At the church where Heinrich der Löwe and his wife are buried. Isn't it beautiful! His grave is up front where the kids and I are standing.
We also stopped to remember why we celebrate Christmas!
After visiting the church, we headed back to the market. Ethan had fallen asleep..... the roads are all cobble stone which makes for a bumpy ride which put this tired boy right to sleep! We had planned to go eat lunch but decided to walk around a bit to let Ethan have a short nap... time to stop for another warm drink! : )
Life is Good!!!
My little family had an amazing day being immersed in the German Christmas culture!!!
My heart was so warm... and my belly so full... after a full day at Braunschweig's Weihnachtsmarkt!