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Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt, Schwabing Christmas Market, Münchner Freiheit, Muenchen, Munich, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Handmade wares at Munich’s Schwabing Christmas Market

Outside of Munich’s city centre crowds diminish and it’s no different around Münchner Freiheit. When I’m in town meeting friends, the area is complete with cafés, pubs, bistros, and restaurants. The square is also home to the neighbourhood’s Christmas market, which for area residents is a relaxed and quieter alternative. Various stalls ply food, drink, and handcrafted items of various shapes and sizes.

With MVV public transport, the Schwabing Christmas market at Münchner Freiheit is accessible with the U3 or U6 subway (underground) lines in about 15 to 20 minutes from the city centre to station Münchner Freiheit. Eichenau and Pasing are respectively 25 and 12 km west of Munich’s city centre, each accessible with S-Bahn trains.

I made the photo above on 10 December 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi), EF-S 18-55 IS II zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO800, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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

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