Merry Christmas to You!

Christmas in Germany

I wanted to wish all of you a very happy holiday and thank you for following Traveling with Sweeney with photos of the spirit of Christmas in Germany.

I spent some time in Europe this month experiencing the holidays in Germany and the Czech Republic. The German Christmas Markets of Hamburg, Berlin and Lübeck were so much fun and a great way to get in the holiday mood. I enjoyed browsing the arts and crafts stalls while sipping Glühwein (hot mulled wine) and eating Bratwurst sandwiches. The sounds of Christmas carols and laughter filled the air.

Here are my Christmas cards to you!

From Hamburg:

"Christmas in Germany at Rathaus in Hamburg, Germany"

Christmas tree at Rathaus in Hamburg

Christmas in Germany -- Weihnachtsmarkt at Rathaus, Hamburg

Weihnachtsmarkt at Rathaus, Hamburg

Christmas in Germany -- bratwursts grilling at Hamburg Christmas market

Bratwursts, Hamburg

Carolers in Hamburg getting into the spirit of Christmas in Germany

Carolers in Hamburg

From Berlin:

Getting into the spirit of Christmas in Germany at the Charlottenburg Market, Berlin

Charlottenburg Market, Berlin

Musicians at Charlottenburg Market, Berlin

Musicians at Charlottenburg Market, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market, Berlin

From Lübeck:

Grillhus at Christmas Market, Lübeck

Grillhus at Christmas Market, Lübeck

Fairytale Forest, Lübeck

Fairytale Forest, Lübeck

Ferris wheel at Christmas market in Lubeck, Germany

Ferris wheel, Lübeck

Santa Claus in shop window in Lübeck, Germany

Santa in shop window, Lübeck

From me to you:


Frohe Weihnachten!

Merry Christmas!

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48 thoughts on “Merry Christmas to You!

  1. Jan Ross

    Merry Christmas to you as well! Beautiful photos. We saw them assembling some of the Christmas markets when we were in Europe in November last year. It was so funny – they looked like little gingerbread houses!

  2. Turkey's For Life

    And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, Cathy. 🙂 Loved all the Christmas market photos. Those huge bratwurst look soooo good. We’ve been drinking glühwein for the last couple of weeks under the pretence that it’s ‘nearly Christmas.’ 🙂

  3. jade

    Have a very merry Christmas, Cathy! I love this travel community and checking in with all my online friends and where in the world they are each week. Hopefully we can get together in real life in the new year!!

  4. Carol

    Merry Christmas! I’ve always wanted to spend the holidays in Germany, and I can definitely tell that their neck of the woods celebrates Christmas to the max thanks to the pictures you have shared! I can’t wait to stroll their cobblestone streets with listening to carolers, seeing reenactments, and enjoying a hot cider with a side of bratwurst. 🙂 yum!

    1. tammie begotka

      Hi Cathy! I finally got on a computer, instead of my iPhone, so I could actually view the pictures. It looks like a very nice place during the holidays. Of course, isn’t all places more beautiful during that special time of year? Hope to see you soon!

      Love, Tammie

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould

    Sounds like a wonderful way to pass the holiday season, Cathy! A lovely series of photos, too.
    All the best to you for the coming year,

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