Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany, was one of the several Christmas Markets we visited during the Thanksgiving week end.
The white canopies were bravely pointing towards the rainy skies. The square itself was surrounded by two beautiful Cathedrals and the Concert House. The place was busy. The product were high in quality and the variety was endless. The food offerings were tickling the nose with bratwurst and cheese, pizza, waffles and glühwein. This wein is mulled sangria, German style. In Scandinavia we have the glögg, same idea, same purpose during the Christmas Holidays, to feel warmed up and to feel good.
What a handcraft galore; most unique jewelry, woodwork alpine style, original photography like magnified iris with millions of colors! Weavings, glass, ornaments. Everything needed to be touched and smelled and, ok, some also bought.
We were there with other friends and changed the company on and off, stopping for the hot glühwein under the glass ceilings, to stay dry. And to stay in the mood of the fair. And the company of good friends.