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Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

As many of you know, my son now lives in Germany. We were stationed there in the ’90s, and though he lived there, he was just a toddler at the time. He had no real memories of our years living there. I am loving the fact that his first duty station in the army is in such a wonderful place.

He recently went on a trip to Nuremberg to their famous Christkindlesmarkt – or Christmas Market. He had a great time and did a little shopping. While there, he took in a few of the sights, and took some photos.

When he was getting ready to head to Germany, I asked him if they had a good camera. He said just his phone.

Now you know, that there is no way I was letting him go to Germany for three years and have nothing but a cell phone to snap pictures. As it so happened, I still had my original Nikon D3100. It still took excellent photos and rather than selling it and testing the Canon waters…which was my original plan…I put it all in a case, extra lenses, cleaning kit, extra batteries and all…and said, “Here you go.”

Not only did I feel that he needed a good camera to document his time over there for them, but this mama wanted pictures too! I wanted to see the beautiful sights and enjoy Germany through his eyes.

Here are some of the photos that he took on his day trip.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I have a collection of blue plates, and one of the things Joshua got on this trip, was a blue plate with this beautiful church on it. It is the Frauenkirche, or Church of the Lady.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

Looking across the city of Nuremberg.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

This was inside the Sebalduskirche – St. Sebald Church.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The monument to St. Sebald. This was built in the 1500s.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Lorenzkirche, the St. Lorenz Cathedral.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

I spy a coffee shop! Starbucks in Germany?!

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

All of the photographs in this post were taken by Joshua Smith, and used by permission.

5 thoughts on “Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt”

  1. Hi,

    my name is Chris an I live in Germany. Yes, we have Starbucks and I don’t really like it. Expensive bad coffee. Hope you don’t mind. ;)

    Really nice to read about the american view on Germany. You know, things always look a bit different when you are involved.

    It’s really funny: the last few days I was watching BBQ videos and looking for recipes. It must be this globalization. :)

    I will visit your page from now on regularly. You’ve got some nice things going on here.

    Best regards,
    Chris from Germany

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    • Chris, to be quite honest with you, I don’t care for Starbucks myself… for the same reasons you mentioned. I much prefer my own coffee at home, or to go to a *good* coffee shop ;) Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you find some recipes that you would like to try. If you do, please let me know your thoughts. Constance

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  2. Makes me homesick. We were stationed in Stuttgart and spent so much time touring those castles. When Hubs was away in the field, I would just wander the castles and dream. I was obsessed and obsessed with Germany. My family on my dad’s mother’s side was from Germany. I could actually “feel” the roots in me and I just loved it there! However…..Stuttgart was the coldest place I ever lived and went from Calif to there and was sick so much with flu etc. However, did not let that stop me. Thanks for the pictures. I did visit years later and it was still just as beautiful!

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    • We absolutely loved being stationed in Germany. My family heritage is German as well, but I hadn’t researched my family tree yet. I would love to be able to go back and maybe stroll through some of the towns my ancestors lived in.

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