Before Christmas my travels took me to Germany , a place I’ve never been. I loved it! It was a flying visit with a day and a half in Bonn and half a day in cologne. I will definitely go back. No trip anywhere is complete without a trip to the local market and the Bonn Saturday market was fab!
The Saturday market was mostly a food market which suited me fine and we found good mixture of all sorts, but we found other goodies too. Whilst there’s nothing better than to go out looking for some fresh veggies and instead return with a second-hand wooden chair we wouldn’t have been able to carry it on the plane so we resisted the urge. I love vintage and old design so I could conceivably have spent hours in the German market. I loved the bunches of the red chillies and the rainbow chard. Bright vibrant colours for a bleak winters day.
We got there early and found ourselves among other food lovers in search of a special treat. In Bonn there were food stalls with takeaways or finger food to lounge around and snack on. We found some great German breads and home-made cakes, or bretzels if you’re into something more salty. Really a bretzel needs a beer to wash it down though, and being that it’s Germany there was plenty of local beer available, but it was simply too cold.
We were just a week to early for the the Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmarkts). Next year I hope to brave that winter weather and head off to find gift ideas, traditional German Christmas foods and decorations in magical fairy-tale settings.