‘Tis the season, Stuttgart

Cut long-stem amaryllis flowers.Almost every German city and town puts on an elaborate Christmas market during the Advent season.

The Stuttgart market — held since at least 1692 — is an excellent one. It made The Telegraph’s top 10 list this year.

As I walked around it on Thursday, taking these snapshots with my phone, I wished that I could also capture its wonderful smells: bread and pastry, sausage, and hot spiced wine (Glühwein).

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9 thoughts on “‘Tis the season, Stuttgart

  1. This is so lovely! It remains me Brussels in Xmas and Köln, where we spent a week in Xmas few years ago. Glühwein Is really nice but I prefer hot chocolate with whipped cream, that is good! Here we have the Dec’s long weekend and feels like beginning of fall, no signs of winter or rain in a city with dangerous rates of pollution, I myself am with breath problems, hope Paris summit reach immediate actions. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. I also saw cut Amaryllis in the Basel Christmas market. It makes so much sense to sell them that way. I know I’m not the only one who fails to start the bulbs on time. (I do need to go buy a big tall vase though.)

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