German Christmas Market: Day Two

Sunday is a slow day in Germany. The shops don’t open till later, people wake up slowly, and the streets are eerily quiet until well after noon. B and I wanted to enjoy one last day of the Christmas market, but happily embraced Germany’s sleepy Sunday sentiment.

After another lazy lie-in, we slowly made our way out, with a pit stop in the hotel lobby to make some fishy friends.

IMG_1266I could watch fish for hours, and our Vegas-imitation hotel had several mesmerizing aquariums right in the lobby.

IMG_1275B kindly dragged me away from fish-gazing, ready to find adventure and more importantly, food!

I’m sure I’ve told you all before, but my favorite part of Sunday is brunch. However, Christmas market brunch is a bit harder to come by. We wandered around in the drizzle, trying to find something appropriate to eat for breakfast.

IMG_1295We found a stall with massive, smoked rotisserie hams, which looked delicious and close enough to brunch-fare for me!

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After finishing up our browned and buttery ham bulkies, we realized that we were seriously parched and in need of some Sunday morning caffeine  After a bit of window poking, we stumbled across Koehler’sIMG_1339

A passerby might assume that Koehler’s is just another touristy gift shop. But a peek inside reveals that Koehler’s delicatessen is out of this world! With loads of decadent chocolates, heavenly cakes, and lots of sweet and savory gifts to-go, you won’t know what to indulge in first!

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The best part of Koehler’s is the café, tucked away in the back and only obvious to those who chance a venture inside.
IMG_1324The cafe is a cross between a teahouse and your Gramma’s dinning room. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy, and even though the furniture is pretty and the decor is dainty, you still feel at home.

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There was a mixed crowd in the café, ideal for people watching – lovers having a drink at the bar, families with little kids bopping around, and frumpy old men, drinking coffee and reading the Sunday paper. IMG_0953B and I both ordered hot drinks, and picked up a few chocolates to go.

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Toasty and refreshed, we bundled up again for a bit of final market roaming,

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We stocked up on last minute gifts, and did a bit of speedy window shopping.
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This little elf holding a German sausage made me laugh!IMG_1142

We also returned to some of our favorite stalls from the day before, picking out treats for the train ride home.

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We humm’d and ha’d over what our last Christmas market meal should be, and decided to split one final German sausage. IMG_1381IMG_1377As expected, it was delicious, and the perfect note to end our Germany holiday on!

Overall it was a fabulous trip, and I have a feeling a winter pilgrimage to the German Christmas markets will be a new-loved holiday tradition!

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