The weather was quite not friendly during our visit in Weimar. It was cold and chilly and sometimes it was showering. All of these did not stopped me from walking around in the city of Weimar and experienced their sights. Our main purpose to go there was to witness its famous Christmas Market.
If you are familiar with Goethe, Schiller and other famous people from Weimar, you will more appreciate your visit in this city of Thuringia in Germany. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its cultural heritage.
For now, let me share first about the main topic which is our visit in the Christmas market in this city. The Weimarer Weihnacht or Weimar’s Christmas Market is unique in its own. It is scattered around the old city. The first one that I visited was the Theatreplatz (Theatre Square). This is where you can find The Goethe-Schiller Monument in front of the Deutsches Nationaltheater (German National Theatre) and Staatskapelle (State Chapel) Weimar. There are numerous booths at the Theatreplatz selling Christmas decors, arts and crafts and of course local delicacies. I bought some postcards in one of the booths there.
After taking some pictures, I proceeded to the the Schillerstrasse, where you can also find many booths and stalls. I enjoyed all the goods sold by merchants in this area. The last but the best one I visited was the Christmas market at the Marktplatz or Market Square. I cannot avoid to smell the aromas of roasted almonds. I stopped in one of the stalls and bought some. Tasting the specialty like the Thuringer wurst (Thuringer sausage) is a must when you visit there.
Christmas Market in Weimar did not only means experiencing all of the above but it also means tradition and stories. Don’t you know that the first public Christmas tree or was erected in Weimar in 1815 or 1816 ? Thanks to the court bookseller Johann Wilhelm Hoffmann who put up the first Christmas tree for the public outside his shop in Cranach House on the market square.
In 2011 the Weimar Christmas Market was voted as “World finest Christmas Market” by bloggers and journalists of CNN.
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