Christkindlesmarkt

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

While today it is pouring down once more, yesterday was a glorious December Saturday. Although we are far from having any snow (and the temperatures felt more like spring) it was still a special atmosphere on Nuremberg’s famous Christmas Market, the “Christkindlesmarkt” as it is called locally. It takes place in the four weeks leading up to Christmas (Adventszeit) on the main Market Square in front of the famous Frauenkirche (built in the 14th century). For more impressions continue reading after the jump…..

 

Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg Germany

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

I strolled a bit between the wooden stalls before and after the visit of the concert of a trombone choir in St. Sebald Church (will do a separate post about this), so enjoying the unusual bright winter sun first and the evening atmosphere afterwards.

Bratwurst on the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg Germany

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

Sure I bought myself a good “3 im Weckla” (3 in a bun), a roll with the famous Nuremberg Bratwurst. Standing in the sun eating I shot this image above with the other (I had the PEN-F with the mZuiko 75mm f/1.8 with me).

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

Plenty visitors used the opportunity to shop for Christmas decorations in the many stalls.

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

When the blue hour came I switched to the 12mm f/2.0 lens to capture the atmosphere between the wooden stalls with the famous red and white striped rooftops.

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

The dropping temperatures were countered with some more Bratwurst and a mug of steaming mulled wine (Glühwein).

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

Christkindlesmarkt Nuremberg

Christkindlesmarkt | Nuremberg | 2016

Have a great Sunday!

Marcus

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23 comments

  1. OMG this made me soooo happy and you did it. I’m not sure if you planned to do a post about it anyways, but still it felt like my wish came true. You captured the magic so beautifully, I’m truly speechless of your talent and the beauty of the event itself. Your post has truly made my day and I can’t wait to hopefully join the crowds next year to reach for that special ornament. And when I visit to stay, I hope I get the change to meet the person who has inspired me so much since our paths have crossed. 👍🏼 thank you for is post Marcus. ❤️

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    1. I have to admit I planned this post and the photos were already taken when I read you post yesterday morning. But even though the weather turned awful yesterday I still went back to have a “Glühwein” on your behalf, as per request 😉 , combined with best wishes for a peaceful festive season for you. There will be another post later today that you will like, I’m pretty sure 🙂 And of course we’ll meet when you are in the area, this would be so great! Have a great Sunday night! Hugs Marcus

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    1. Thanks for commenting. And I agree with what you say about this churches. With each visit there is something new to discover. Amazing! Check back later today, there will be a new post with another of Nuremberg’s churches 😉

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  2. That was a wonderful collection of images and thank you for mentioning what lens and camera you were using. The Pen-F is quickly rising on my wish list so it’s good to see in action. Happy holidays. Brick

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  3. Oh, these are so great! I almost missed this post! Too many in my reader. 😉 I think I’m getting to think like (or just learn from) you. I saw a man the other day on a ladder, putting up decorations on a building exterior and I so wanted to get a picture…but of course I was in the car. I’m always in cars! ha. Then my mind wandered and thought.. if I stopped…what would I say? How can you get a candid shot if you ask?? Anyway, thanks for sharing these I just love them.

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  4. Chicago had a great Christkindlmarkt every year too. I haven’t been in a few years and your photos have whet my appetite. Of course, in Chicago the markt is in the shadow of skyscrapers, and not that great church in your first photo. I’ll bet that church provides nearly endless photo subjects!

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    1. Hi Jim, actually the Chicago Christmas Market is derived from the one in Nuremberg. We have the “Christkind”, the Christ Child that presides over the market and opens it from the balcony of the church. It is impersonated by a teenage girls that fills that role for two years. And the Chicago Christmas Market is actually opened each year by the preceding Christkind of Nuremberg. And you are fully right, the Frauenkirche and the other two major churches of the Old Town, St. Lorenz and St. Sebald, provide endless photo opportunities, each being 800 ys old. Thanks for visit and comment!

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