Monday, 4 January 2016
I am particularly fond of collecting market postcards and this season I have been lucky enough to receive several of German Christmas markets.
The one above is a gorgeous maxi-card showing the Dresden market known as the Striezelmarkt. The name derives from "Stollen", a traditional German fruit bread, but the Dresden version is richer and contains more fruit than the other recipes.
The Nuremberg market is called Christkindlesmarkt, and is held in front of the Frauenkiche. Every year, a young girl (strangely) acts as the Christ Child, and makes an opening speech from the church balcony.
Cologne, too has a Christmas market, in fact it has five of them! I think I would suffer from overload with all that going on.
Christmas and the markets are well and truly over, of course, but some postal delay meant that I'm still finding cards arriving.