Bremen Christmas market
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The last time I've been to the Bremen Christmas market was lightyears ago therefore I thought it would be nice to go there again.
Since I work from Monday to Friday week we decided to go on a Saturday early in the morning to avoid the masses. I knew that we would drink at least one "Feuerzangenbowle" (look here for an explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuerzangenbowle) which can be strong so we decided to go by train. We've choosen one of the first trains but it was packed already. At the last stop before Bremen the conductor even ask some people to get out of the coaches because the train was overcrowded. I don't have any idea if people got out but the train stopped for about 20 minutes. Deutsche Bahn is always a pain in the ass :p Finally we arrived Bremen and the Christmas market is only 10 minutes walk from central station.
Even at the central station forecourt you find the first market stalls. You have them all over the city but the main one is at the Rathausplatz (city hall forecourt). This is a commercial one with crafters, goodies, alcoholic drinks and many many food. Along the banks of the river Weser (Schlachte) you find the historic Christmas market which was my favorite one.
Bremen itself is an old Hanseatic city and you find lots of historic buildings. It was even more nice as I remembered it ;) I'll go back in summer for a photo session. We took this pics with the mobile so they might be a bit blurry sometimes.