BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY – CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2016

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December  14, 2016

Baden-Baden, Germany is the stop of the day as the river  boat navigates along the Rhine.  A picturesque  city that borders the Black Forest and is well known  for the  mineral water spas and the upscale casino.

As usual, I enjoyed the beautiful  buildings, the Christmas decorations and Christmas Markets such as……

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Beautiful  buildings…..

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Beautiful decorations…

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Just a reminder that this is Germany……

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Plus this endearing  little  couple who were quietly  enjoying the afternoon.

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The Loewenstein  Restaurant  had lavish decorations starring their logo “Lion” but also includes  Santa  with his sleigh and reindeer ……

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Christmas Market Huts lined the paths of a  beautifully maintained park lawn with  city buildings and the hills  of the  Black Forest  as their backdrop.

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This market hut wins for the most numerous items in their decoration and this is only half of it.

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Plus an Angel’s Himmelspost an d Christ Kind, which translation  I pieced together means a sky-post for the German Santa.

 

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There were  also a colorful  “stained glass’ displays  made by school children at the Markets

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One a side note – I  couldn’t resist trying this cute gingerbread martini with dinner.  While it tasted pretty darn good,  it was also a bit strong so I sipped it very slowly.  Then I noticed….

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the gingerbread man was not too  fairing well .  I  decided that was a prediction of things to come.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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