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Veel Good in Darmstadt

Hurray, a new vegan café has opened in Darmstadt. It’s called Veel Good and indeed, you feel home straight away when you come in. And you feel hungry too 🙂

The choice is huge: sandwiches, biscuits, cakes… you can sit and enjoy or bring it home. The atmosphere is very friendly and cosy. Do stop by if you are around!

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Vegan Christmas biscuits

I don’t know about you but I had tons of biscuits and chocolate during Christmas. The thing is, as it was my first Christmas in Germany, I really wanted to try all the local traditional yummy bits and bobs.

All the organic shops were selling vegan versions of those desserts… how wonderful 🙂

vegan biscuits germany

They are usually made with spices. The Pfeffernüsse are small biscuits made with cloves, cinnamon and anis. The Elisenlebkuchen are nuts and almond cookies with lemon and orange savour.

My favorite one? The Walnusskuchen, a cake made with walnuts and chocolate.

It’s beginning of January now and I am glad I still have a few left to keep me happy during the winter 🙂

 

Christmas market in Heidelberg

Beautiful Heidelberg with the university, the shops, the old town and the amazing castle. The Christmas market starts near the Church of the Holy Spirit and you can then walk from there (or… take the funicular as I did) to go to the castle where you’ll find more stalls. And the view from the top is just incredible. Jingle bells!

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

christmas market in Heidelberg Germany

Christmas market in Mannheim

The Xmas markets in Germany are called Weihnachtsmarkt – they open the last weekend of November which is also the first week of Advent. Each town and village has stalls, arty gifts, local animations, sausage smell and glühwein (hot wine). This is my first Christmas of Germany so let me show you a few Christmas markets in my area – let’s start by the one in Mannheim.

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany

I went to the normal one but there is another one in the town center, dedicated to kids with a very brothers Grimm spirit 🙂

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany

Christmas market in Mannheim Germany