You could tell that it is Christmas week, because even though it was a Monday late morning/early afternoon, the place was packed! There was very little opportunities to sit down, so the kids and I took this spot under the big outdoor tree while Doug went foraging for food. There were lots of amazing smells coming from the market, but there were lots of long lines for each food booth!
|The kids with the Markt behind them|
|Tasty, tasty pretzels!|
|What a cute couple!|
|These were some of my favorite booths.|
After we walked all the way around, we stopped to rest at this nativity. This might have been Sariah's favorite part, not because of the nativity, but because there were lots of little birds and pigeons around. She asked a lot of questions about pigeons as we pulled her away. I might have been secretly disappointed that with all the amazing German things around, she only cared about the pigeons. I got over it quickly.
|Sariah enjoyed the birds that flew in and out of the nativity, and the nativity, of course.|
|Waiting in line for Santa|
|Sariah enjoyed seeing Santa again; Bryson did not.|
After Santa, we decided to brave the food lines again. There was a ton of options, brats, snitzel, leberkaese, struedel, potato pancakes, crepes, goulaush soup... It all smelled great. In the end we opted for simple brats. Yum. The kids and I took refuge with this Nutcracker while Doug got lunch. Like I said, there were not many places to sit, so this was about it.
|The big nutcracker was our lunch buddy|
Doug was brave and stood in line for our Nuernburgers and Weiss Wurst. With not really a great place to eat under our Nutcracker buddy, and the unfortunate very drippy (yet incredibly tasty) mustard, it was kinda a mess of a lunch. It was good, though! It also made us even more thirsty, so we could tell that our experience would be coming to a close soon.
|Doug getting our brats from the German Grill.|
Here's what we picked up. These are ceramic, hand painted little German buildings. When you put tea lights in them, the windows light up. I don't have any tea lights at the moment, so I can't show you, but they'll make a great edition to our Christmas decorations. We couldn't decide between the Post and the Bahnhof, so we got both. I think they compliment each other nicely. Plus they have the added edition of being important building when we were on our missions!
|The spoils of our adventure!|