Trier Christmas Market
Pforzheim Travel Blog› entry 11 of 15 › view all entries
Had a pretty early start today as quite a long drive down to Pforzheim in southern Germany. On the way we stopped at the old Roman city of Trier for a 3 hour look-around. Many monuments in Trier have been placed on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage of Mankind, so plenty of interest to keep you occupied including the Cathedral, the throne room of Emperor Constantine, Roman imperial baths and amphitheatre, bridges and palaces. The Christmas Market was in the town square and was full of wooden toys, candles, food stalls and the like. Quite a few of the stalls were just selling imported Chinese junk, but there were also some lovely local products and lots of traditional German foods to try (we were especially impressed with the steamed dumplings with cherry sauce and custard, and the fried potato cakes with apple sauce, sort of like big latkes).
We then had another 3 hour drive to Pforzheim, our base for the next 3 nights - not much in this town really, it's just a good in-between spot from which to visit various markets.