Tag Archive: Christmas

A Perfect One Day Trip to the Christmas Markets in Lindau and Bregenz

Lindau

Generally speaking, if you choose a train to take you to a Christmas market in Germany, you need a long way to get to the city center from the railway station. The Harbour Christmas Market in Lindau (Lindauer Hafenweihnacht) is… (READ MORE)

Silent Night – A Song with a Strong Message

Tichá noc Stille Nacht Kapelle

It is a special song. It has been translated into 300 languages and dialects but always begins with the same words: “Silent Night Holy Night”. Indeed, when people start singing it after the Midnight Mass, I have a feeling that… (READ MORE)

Gingerbread, Lebkuchen, Pfefferkuchen, Medovníky…

medovníky gingerbread

Did you know that even the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had baked “honey cakes” – the forerunner of the gingerbread we know? Honey had been the only widely available sweetener and they had believed it to be a gift… (READ MORE)

Christkindelmarkt – Christ Child’s Christmas Market

A big Christmas tree in the middle of the square, the smell of grilled sausages, gingerbread and roasted marroni. A cup of mulled wine or punch. This is the time of markets which we do not visit because of doing… (READ MORE)

Christmas all year long

Vianoce

We are living in a hasty time. I am angry when already they start to sell Christmas decorations in the beginning of October as if somebody would like to make our lives even faster… But I know a place where… (READ MORE)

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