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!
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 🙂
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 🙂
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!
I went to the “town of dragons” to visit their Weihnachtsmarkt. It is spread across the entire town centre and I really enjoyed the decorations, especially inside their shopping center.
We carry on with the Weihnachtsmarkt of Frankfurt – it is located at the Römer platz with a big Christmas tree.
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.
I went to the normal one but there is another one in the town center, dedicated to kids with a very brothers Grimm spirit 🙂