Home for the Holidays: Christmas in Strasbourg, France

Hello, everyone! So today I have Daryl from Roots, Wings, and Other Things here guest posting about our trip to Strasbourg as part of our Home for the Holidays series! Don't forget to check out my crepe recipe on her blog today. I'm also guest posting for Sarah over at the Fontenot Four if you just can't get enough Christmas in your life!
Take it away, Daryl! 

Hi there readers of Every Day is a New Adventure!
I'm Daryl from Roots, Wings, and Other Things.
It has been so fun working with Alyx and other "foreign" bloggers to bring to you this holiday series. I'm lucky enough to be friends with Alyx in real life, and seeing as we (and our hot husbands) took a trip to Strasbourg, France this weekend...we decided it would be awesome to include the knowledge learned from our travels in this fabulous series!

Strasbourg sits right on the border between France and Germany. As you can see in the photo above, you can call the city by it's French name (Strasbourg) or its German one (Straßburg.) No matter what you choose to call it, this place is a magical city that knows how to do Christmas the right way.

For those of you who don't know what a Christmas market is, it is a collection of tiny shops that appear (usually in a city's historic center) during the Christmas season. At these shops one can purchase anything from ornaments to dancing santa's, and snack on chocholate covered anything, roasted chestnuts, and mulled wine.

*** The typical drink served at a christmas market is Glüwein and it's non-alcoholic counterpart, Kinderpunsh. Check out my kinderpunsch recipe here!***

It is common for cities in France and Germany to have a Christmas Market, but Strasbourg goes above and beyond; markets big and small stand proud in any place with remotely enough space. The city comes alive with lights and smells and holiday cheer.

At the base of a Christmas Tree that would give Rockefeller Center a run for its money, performers gather an impressive crowd. As we traveled from market to market we were impressed not only by the city's beauty, but by the way it so gorgeously blended the cultures of two countries together. We heard people speaking German, French, English, German with French accents, French with German accents, and then some. Christmas decorations of all shapes and sizes decorated buildings with French and German architecture alike.

We had an amazing time in Christmas Capital of the World!


Fash Boulevard said...

omg. you're right that tree is beyond incredible. great post, hun. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest trend report. thanks, love. xo


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