Sunday, 9 December 2012

Last of my German Market Pics

We went out one morning for a late breakfast to the Maelzer Brauhaus, one of my favourite bar/restaurant/cafes right in the centre of town. 
Between us we enjoyed three delicious, hearty breakfasts of various food items, cheese, eggs, bacon, sausage, cooked meats, fresh bread rolls, croissants, preserves, salad, fruit and the most delicious coffee, with hot chocolate for the little'un. Total bill was amazingly just under 12 euros (about £10) and we'd eaten enough for lunch!
The Maelzer has it's own brewery with the shining copper vats in the centre of the restaurant.
I love the cosy little rooms inside and this counter which is from an old apothecary.
The gluehwein stalls were already open in the mornings!

The market by night.....
Carols playing adds to the atmosphere....
Huge hand painted glass baubles... 
Day time sunshine glowed on the gabled roof tops...
Couldn't miss these gallant swains hanging around at the mediaeval market.
The Rathaus with the Christmas Market in the day time
At night the Rathaus is lit so effectively with projected pictures

Shame I'll have to wait another year to see it all again but it is lovely to see it here as it really puts me in a festive mood and I hope it does the same for you!.
If you want another, really different, German Christmas Market tour pop over to Neet's blog, hickydorums, where she has been posting her trip to Berlin.

20 comments:

Annie said...

More gorgeous photos of your happy time in Germany. Thanks for sharing them Jo.
Hugs,
A x

butterfly said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these gorgeous photos - brings back such happy memories of visiting German Christmas markets... Have a safe trip back!
Alison x

Julia Dunnit said...

Will visit Neet too. This makes me sort of homesick for Christmases past when we lived in various parts of Germany. Super pics.

Twiglet said...

Yes it certainly makes me feel festive - I think it might call for a small sherry for fun day Monday!!! x Jo

sam21ski said...

Fantastic festive photos of the Christmas market Jo, thanks so much for sharing to get me in the mood!!

Sam xxx

Helen said...

Have been following Neet's journey too. These photos are gorgeous - and what wonderful weather you had! Love those gable rooves.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous photo's Jo, thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

What lovely photos Jo, it was lovely taking a little tour with you round the markets. Wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

Li'l Pidge said...

lovely photos and I am drooling over the apothecary drawers....I would love those in my craft room!
Kyla

famfa said...

Looks amazing. Going to check out other posts now

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

What a beautiful array of photos. Such a festive feeling comes from them. I can see why you love visiting at this time of year. Px

Lynne said...

Fabby photos, Jo, thanks for sharing. Bet you had a brilliant time. Lx

Ann B said...

Yes, that's definitely got me in a Christmas mood, especially those beautiful baubles. Love the copper still - but wouldn't like to clean it. How many tins of Brasso would that take?
Ann B
xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow looks amazing! Those huge baubles & what fab decorations. Looks like you had a great time. Take care Zo xx

Cardarian said...

Oh what a lovely experience that must have been - I will show pictures of our market soon when I get round to going to the city - I had a bad cold but I am better now so will be "knocking" on your skype!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

kimmie said...

That looks like so much fun! I would love the markets! And I'll bet the beer is wonderful at the place you had breakfast. It looks like a spot to have breakfast and then come back later for dinner :)

butlersabroad said...

More lovely pics Jo, that breakfast sounds wonderful value for the money. I wouldn't mind that cabinet in my craft room but I might have to fight you for it I'm guessing!!

Hugs
Brenda

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gorgeous and interesting pics! For some reason the pictures of the WOYWW post did not show itself to me and I really want to see your new angels. I'll be baaaack! Patsy

Shoshi said...

More fabby photos - what a wonderful time you had. If I'd been there I know my camera would never have stopped clicking.

The pic of the apothecary counter reminds me of a wonderful cafe we often visit in Newton Abbot - The Old Pharmacy. All the original fittings are still in place, including banks of little drawers like this, all labelled with such things as "Opium" and "Nux Vomica" lol! The handles are cut glass. The windows of the shop are curved glass around the original entrance (sadly no carboys in the windows now) and the display cabinets are now filled with antique and collectors' teapots. It's like an Aladdin's cave and I adore going in there! (The food and coffee are good, too!) Must go in and take some photos sometime.

Shoshi

Neet said...

Aw, thanks for the plug Jo. Very different from your market (love the swains lol) which I love the look of. The town hall is particularly beautiful and I love the pictures projected onto it.
Your coffee shop looks adorable and I can imagine the three girls all sat there enjoying the breakfast food.
Hugs, Neet xx