14 Dec Mulled Wine and Christmas Cheer
I recently visited Stuttgart, in Germany, for the Christmas markets and for the first time, in a very long time, I had that childlike feeling of Christmas excitement which slowly ebbs away as you grow older.
The entire market was huge and I’ve never seen so much Christmas spirit jam packed into one place. There was Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas trees, sleighs, reindeers and joyous people everywhere you looked.
There were hundreds of stalls, each one unique in its own way, selling goods from sweets, to decorations, to candles and games.
There was plenty of German treats to try whilst walking through the markets. Every other stall was selling Gluhwein, the German version of mulled wine. You would get a cup and have it re-filled at all the different Gluhwein stalls.
I also sampled some other German delicacies, such as bratwurst and currywurst, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Gluhwein and bratwurst seemed to be my staple diet during my visit to this wonderful place.
For me, this trip really got me in the mood for Christmas and I came back feeling very festive. It was a great way to start off this merry holiday.