The pots are stirring, the ovens are stoked. Grills are fired up, roasters are full. Time to fill the little mugs with mulled wine (Glühwein) in regular “red” or a variety of fruit flavours; there are also non-alcoholic versions. There’s the ever-present bratwurst, accompanied by other cuts of grilled meat. And you’ve gotta have fried potato pancakes (Reiberdatschi) on the side: plain or accompanied with a bit of savory garlic sauce or a generous portion of sweetened apple sauce. And maybe, just maybe, there’s Christmas cake or gingerbread waiting for you at the next stand. Christmas markets in Germany typically begin the fourth week in November and run through to Christmas Eve.
Reiberdatschi is also known as Kartoffelpuffer or Reibekuchen throughout the rest of Germany. I made the photo above at Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt auf der Münchner Freiheit in Munich’s Schwabing on 10 December 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera and the EF-S 18-55 IS II lens with the following settings: 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO800, 23mm (37mm) focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.