Bratislava Christmas Market Reviews
Traditional Christmas Market Dec 17, 2012
I was in Vienna and decided to make a daytrip to Bratislava. It was only a 1:15 hour train ride away! Since I had never been there before, I wanted to take a closer look at the old town. On the square in front of the city hall was the Christmas Market.
This was a small, but charming market. The stands offered gifts, sweets and food. I particularly liked that all they offered were local products. Christmas markets in Luxembourg, Austria and Germany all seem to have the same food and the same Christmas ornaments. Several of the stands offered wooden toys, toys I remember buying in Hungary years ago.
As for food, I tried a "Ciganska Pecienka" (chicken in a bun). It was very thin and a bit too cooked. The Christmas punch was a little watery. I still can't decide wether it contained alcohol or not! It did warm a cold soul though! I also tried a lokše. This was a potato crêpe with chocolate inside and almonds on top, served warm (reheated in a microwave oven). It was harder and greasier than a French crepe, but not bad. You can also get a savory variety of the lokše.
The Christmas market, with its food and gifts, the old town and the people still have a Eastern European touch. It was very charming and I can recommend it if you are in the area. The Christmas Market is open between 25th November until the 23rd December from 10 am - 10 pm daily.
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