Ask someone about what is a really great German export and if they are ‘into cars’ they may well name one of the above…with apologies to Audi who I really should also have included on the list.
But cars are not unique and any proud Italian will counter this and reel off the names Ferrari, Lamborghini or Alfa Romeo and so on.
What Germany has cornered and no other country can match for both home markets and to export is the Christmas Market
And now in so many other European cities too with the warmth and ambience that is unique to these events. But they are at their best in their country of birth!
My first Christmas Market of this year was a couple of weeks ago in Dortmund.
..and it us hard to beat this one with its amazing centrepiece tree…made of 1000 individual trees!
However earlier this week I was in Dusseldorf and had the chance to visit their Weinachsmarket, spread across a large part of the Altstadt (Old Town).
And there amongst the Gluhwein, Bratwurst and beer……
..a new treat for me.
Crepes with Marzipan…
For someone who loves marzipan (as well as pancakes) Christmas really has arrived early for me 😁
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