Last Saturday, I ventured over to the land of my friendly neighbours, the Germans. I went to Munich to experience an authentic German Christmas market, and I have to say that it was amazing.
It was my first time in Munich and as a history student, it was somewhere that I have always wanted to visit especially after learning about Hitler’s Munich Putsch of 1923. Visiting Munich has always been on my historian bucket list, and I was not disappointed.
The Christmas market was huge, and absolutely beautiful, and we were surrounded by shops, shops and more shops. And I love shopping, so walking by Zara, Mango and Urban Outfitters whilst drinking mulled wine and eating German hotdogs was the best thing that could ever happen. I have always been a fan of sausages especially British sausages and up until Saturday, I refused to believe the common truth that the Germans made better hotdogs. But they really do!!! It taste like Christmas in your mouth (if Christmas was a flavour). My mouth has never been so in love with food as it is with German hotdogs. I think I tried about 3 different ones and the flavours became more diverse and intense with each bite. I was even tempted to start my own food porn website just for German hotdogs (I really should). When I got home from the 4 hour train ride from Munich to Strasbourg, I could still smell and taste the hotdogs in my mouth. It was so wonderful. I still have dreams about it.
And the only thing that made the sausages even more perfect was the mulled wine. I have never been a fan of mulled wine. I’ve always thought that it was disgusting, but now I am a 100% mulled wine fan. There is just something about drinking a cup of mulled wine in a busy Christmas market that makes it taste so much better. I even bought a bottle and brought it home and have been drinking it since. Christmas markets are the only time that I can drink in public without being shamed because everybody else is too busy enjoying their mulled wine to judge me. It absolutely splendid!!
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, I love Christmas Markets.