Friday, December 5, 2014

Eltville and Wiesbaden, Germany

We are finally home, a little tired, a bit jet lagged, but filled with amazing memories. I took so many pictures, so for the next few days you will be seeing images of Christmas from different areas of the German region and some from Paris. And some somber pictures from our visit to Dachau. I won't get long winded, I will just post images and will make comments as needed to understand the photos. But I did put captions below my pictures themselves so I wouldn't forget anything.

ELTVILLE, GERMANY




This is where we stayed, a charming little country apartment, in Eltville, Germany......complete with horses:) it was a vineyard as well and produced wine and champagne. I bet it's beautiful in the Spring and Summer, our days were foggy, misty, rainy, cloudy and cold. But that's Germany in December and we didn't let that stop us:)


So much for my charming little cottage! It was so modern inside, that was a surprise but I guess that's how they do it!



Our niece, Nikki, who has lived in Germany with her husband Matt (who was working most of the time while we were there), and daughter Dorothy for three years, she was our fantastic tour guide.



And her quaint country home/vineyard as well, that sits right on the Rhine River



A favorite pastry shop for coffee and breakfast





Yup, I will be hitting the treadmill.......








Cobblestone streets everywhere





WIESBADEN'S CHRISTMAS MARTS:


My great niece Dorothy:)


My brother came with us for a week to see his daughter, son-in-law Matt, and his grand daughter






The Christmas Marts were the reason we went in December, they are magical, and sell everything from candy, food, ornaments, woolen sweaters and slippers, and everything is made in Germany. I picked up some gifts and a few ornaments for myself. And to keep warm we drank the mulled wine called Gluhwein (pronounced, Glue-vine)

Recipe:    3/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup of sugar (more or less to taste), 1 cinnamon stick, 1 orange (or lemon), 10 whole cloves, 1 bottle of red wine (save your good wine) can use boxed wine:) we will be making this for Christmas.

Tomorrow I will post pictures of our trip to Dachau Concentration camp.

2 comments:

  1. The Christmas Marts look to be a fun place to shop...and the atmosphere, WOW!!!

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  2. They really celebrate Christmas over there, the Christmas Marts are in most towns, and it's all German made or of the region. I bought some authentic German Christmas ornaments for gifts, since my grandmother and grandfather are both from Germany, it was neat to experience it all. Thanks for your comment:)

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