Italy and the 6 cakes of Christmas

Italians love their dolce. Even in wintertime, you can be sure to see Italians eat gelato and so it comes a no surprise, that they have no less than 6 Christmas cakes to sweeten the chilly days of Christmas. But choosing which cake it should be, can even ruin the Christmas spirit in Italian families.…

Cosy Christmas in the Harz of Germany

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing on cobblestones in a medieval city centre, where half timbered houses look like a gingerbread cottage from a fairy-tale, gently illuminated and with a sprinkle of snow on top. Bonfires light up the faces of smiling people and carousels swirl the kiddies round and round, while their family get…

Top 3 Christmas Markets in Berlin

It’s the time of year to warm yourself with some Glühwein and snack your way through these Winter Wonderlands, that the Germans master so well: the Christmas markets! I think I’ve counted 46 Christmas markets, that’s going on in Berlin this Christmas, which means, you have loads to choose from! Many markets are purely for…

Lübeck – Christmas capital of the north

We are in the middle of the time when the day turns dark and winter has set in. All over the world, people fight back the murky darkness with Christmas lights, candles and torches. Winter blues is overcome with merrymaking, Christmas carolling and punch. In Germany, especially, they mix all the above thing together –…

Christmas markets in Germany

I must admit it; the Germans have a way to put together a Christmas market like nobody else! They will fill the stalls with hand-crafted Christmas decorations, gingerbread from Nuremberg, pottery, woodcarvings and many other artisan gems. Old-fashioned carousels and Santa Claus parades makes it a fun event for children of all ages. You will find beautiful decorated…