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Christmas market, Schwabing, Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt, Münchner Freiheit, München, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Glühwein returns with a hot punch

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.

Have you visited the Christmas Markets in Germany? Have you tried Glühwein? Please leave your comments below!

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

Berliner Weihnachtsmarkt an der Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany

Christmas markets: Glühwein smarts

Above/featured: Christmas market at Berlin’s memorial church – 6 Dec 2012 (450D).

It’s easy to underestimate how much “punch” is delivered in a single Glühwein drink at a Christmas market. If I’m not careful and drink Glühwein too quickly and without food to soften the blow, I’ll encounter the very repeatable experience of “mind-body separation”.

What is this magically mysterious Christmas concoction called “Glühwein”?

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