Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oswin Takes: The Freiburg Munstermarkt

On our last day in Freiburg, we decided to explore a little more of the city, and in doing so found the Munstermarkt.

The Munstermarkt is a great market located outside the cathedral in Freiburg. There were stands upon stands of fresh fruit and veg, vendors selling homemade apples juice, bratswurst, currywurst, essentially everything with a "wurst" on the end...

Being that this was just a few days before Christmas, there were lots of stands with Christmas-y things, such as cut trees, wreaths and little tiny live trees. 

Other sellers covered the bases of beeswax candles, kids toys, and cooking supplies. I bought a rolling pin with designs cut into it that is used to create a traditional type of German cookie. The woman working the stand was incredibly nice, and even gave me a copy of the recipe in English!   

And in an effort to eat as many brats as we could while in Freiburg, we obviously had to get one at this market. I ate it too quickly to snap a picture, but it was my favorite one of all three that I had in a 24 hours period. There were so many herbs in the brat itself, it was beyond good. I wish I had taken a picture of the stand selling it so that we could go back to them next time. 

According to the market's website, the market runs six days a week, from from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM (2:00 PM on Saturdays).  

If you have a chance to check out the Munstermarkt, also check to see if the cathedral is open, because it is a beauty. 

There's just something so spooky and wonderful and scary and lovely about old European cathedrals, isn't there? 

{Oswin Jade, snoozing her way 'round Europe...}

After exploring and picking up some wares at the Munstermarkt, we headed back to the Christmas Market for one last go around...

...and one last hot chocolate. 

(See, we didn't ONLY drink gluhwein on this trip!)

And what would be a road trip to Germany without picking up some heavenly priced German beer? Eighty - ninety centimes a beer?! Are you kidding me?! Hashtag that one "we're never ever leaving."

Next Up: The Basel Christmas Market 

A la prochaine friends...


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