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The Tradition of German Christmas Markets:

German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century. Originally, the fairs provided only food and practical supplies for the cold winter season, but soon the markets became a beloved holiday tradition and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

German Christmas markets usually open in the last week of November and close down right after Christmas Eve on December 24th.

a list of German specialties that you should not miss:
- Stollen: traditional German Christmas bread with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and sugar icing
- Glühwein: mulled wine, a hot spiced wine
- Nürnberger Rostbratwürste: small charcoal-grilled Nuremberg sausages
- Lebkuchen: gingerbread biscuits
- Bratäpfel: baked apples
- Gebrannte Mandeln: roasted almonds
- Maronen: roasted chestnuts
- Marzipanbrot: „Marzipan Bread“, a big piece of Marzipan, shaped like a loaf of bread

Enjoy

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