RUDESHEIM, GERMANY – 2016 CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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Dec. 17, 2016

Rudesheim, Germany  was another enchanting  town along the Rhine, guaranteed to steal your heart.  Existing back  as early as 1074 , in 1818  officially became a town and known for its wine making.   It was delight to walk the hilly, windy  streets  that weave through the town and see…..

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epic aristocratic homes, such as this one built in 1542,  now the home of Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

( the topic of my following blog)…..

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the  half-timbered buildings…

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with the old time guild signs hanging from many…

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and, of course, the Christmas Markets..

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with their Kohler “kiss” candies….

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their decorations and…..

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Christmasy trinkets.

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Rudesheim’s  Markets even had a large  train and town  set to bring alive that  kid in your heart   so many of us had forgotten about.

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Lastly , lit up like a fairy tale against the dark night sky  is  the  65 foot Eagle Tower from the  15th century town’s fortification .

Rudesheim was such a captivating town,  it left me wanting  to explore it’s many more sights, but alas, time  ran out and it will have to be saved for another time.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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