Einen guten Rutsch!
Though we are on day 2 of the new year, there are so many things from 2013 that I still want to share with you, particularly this photo diary of our late December visit to the Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Düsseldorf.
The Englishman and I spent the weekend discovering the magic of the German markets with four other friends. The Glühwein was incredible! We even tried a white vine variety in those cute festive mugs. My Deutsch was a bit rusty, but it was fun to be able to speak it again. I was so happy to be back in Germany!
We also celebrated the handsome DM’s birthday with champagne, cake for breakfast, plenty of beers, and a visit to the renowned Fischhaus restaurant, which got rave reviews from the group. I am allergic to fish, so enjoyed a superb steak instead!
I highly recommend staying in Düsseldorf. Enjoy a walk along the Rhein, lose yourself in the historic Altstadt, find a new favorite beer in the many kellers, and surprise your tastebuds by trying unique German delicacies, like Mettbrötchen, which is raw seasoned pork with onions on a roll. (We survived.)
This guy was wearing a shirt that said “#selfie.” When in Rome…
The city was so festive! It was all dressed up for the holidays.
We finished off the trip with a hearty German breakfast. Even though we weren’t in Bavaria, I spotted Weißwurst on the menu and had to have it with a pretzel and sweet mustard. It was deliciousss. What a fantastic few days!