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Potsdamer Weihnachtsmarkt, Blauer Lichterglanz, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Potsdamer Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

Located about 30 kilometres southwest from Berlin, Potsdam is the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. The proximity with Berlin means it’s an easy afternoon- or day-trip to visit Sans Souci Park and a relaxed wander through the city’s Old Town. But there’s also an easy half-mile (800 metres) walk through the heart of the Old Town to see and sample the city’s Christmas market during the holiday season by day or at night. Accompanied by sparkling (blue) lights, the sights and smells of mulled wine, hot chocolate, grilled sausages, roasted nuts, and sweets from various market stands are sure to tempt even the most stubborn of passers-by.

Potsdamer Weihnachtsmarkt, Blauer Lichterglanz, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

Christmas pyramid

Potsdamer Weihnachtsmarkt, Blauer Lichterglanz, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, fotoeins.com

This Brandenburg Gate (1770) is smaller but older than Berlin’s version.


Click on the arrow-window icon at the upper-left corner of the map below to view the legend.

I made the photos above on 8 December 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9d6.

Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt, Christmas market, Markt, Leipzig, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: A Christmas star shines on Leipzig

It’s time once again for the Christmas markets, and in Leipzig, I found this beautiful illuminated star at the Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt at the city’s market square. Leipzig has continued the tradition of a Christmas market for the last 500-plus years (since 1458). It’s a reminder for me to find the nearest market and get me some Glühwein. You can read much more about the Leipzig Christmas Market (in English) here.

cmp.ly customI made the photo above on 2 December 2014 with Canon EOS6D, EF 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/1000s, f/5, ISO10000, and 58mm focal length. Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) hosted my visit on 2-4 December. Access to public transport was kindly provided by LTM and the MDV Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund regional transport authority. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7aj.
Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in der Kulturbrauerei, Prenzlauer Berg, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Christmas – Kulturbrauerei – Kollwitzkiez

Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt in der Kulturbrauerei

In Berlin’s “Kollwitzkiez” neighbourhood within the area known as Prenzlauer Berg1, a big Christmas market takes place inside the site of the former brewery Kulturbrauerei. The Christmas market has a decidedly Scandinavian feel with the Swedish Lucia legend as the bringer of light at the beginning of a dark northern winter. The 2016 version runs November 21 to December 22 inclusive. There is no charge for entry with operating hours: Monday to Friday from 3pm to 10pm, and weekends 1pm to 10pm. The nearest metro station is Eberswalder Straße (U-Bahn U2) with connections to rams 12, M1, and M10.

1At present this is contained within the Berlin administrative borough of Pankow.

I made the photo above on 6 December 2015 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/50s, f/4, ISO16000, 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-95G.

Obermarkt, Wormser Weihnachtsmarkt, Worms, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Wormser Weihnachtsmarkt

While I’m exploring a number of German cities in the Mittelrhein region, I’m in Worms during opening week of the Christmas markets. Despite the rainy weather in Worms, people have filtered into the central Christmas market. Near a big Glühwein stand cluster a group of people, their hands holding precious mulled wine.

I get a few blank looks, but I’m used to that. Once I begin speaking German (or some version of passable Denglisch), I know what I’m getting when I purchase a Glühwein and I have to pay an extra “Pfand” (deposit) on the mug. Fully warmed by the hit of hot smooth alcohol, I return the mug to the same stand; to the young woman behind the counter, I say “Zurück, bitte” for my deposit back.

Obermarkt, Wormser Weihnachtsmarkt, Worms, Germany, fotoeins.com

“Lehmann’s Glühwein Stadl”

I made the photos above on 21 November 2015 with the Canon EOS6D and EF 24-105 L zoom-lens. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7vr.

Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt in der Altstadt | Koblenz Christmas

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