Christmas in Bavaria
Posted on December 15, 2013
In case you hadn’t thought about it, just like in America, Germans celebrate Christmas, too. Only somewhat differently. Gift giving starts earlier, on Sankt Nikolaus Day, December 6. We didn’t get anything. Maybe we’re too naughty somehow.
Rather randomly, I took photos that attempt to show the German fervor for the season. On the street it manifests itself by high attendance at the numerous outdoor Christkindlmarkts where stalls are set up to sell all kinds of small items, often handmade, and traditional foods and drink.
Decorations are hung to proclaim the season. Churches are in as full swing as ever, which may not be saying too much as they are slowly going out of business, were it not for state support.
So here we go as I
stagger wander around, iPad mini in hand, snapping away.