Sharon Miceli continues her epic journey through the Christmas Markets along the Danube River aboard an AMAWaterways river cruise ship as a guest of the cruise line. Sharon...
The Christmas lights warm up Nuremberg on a cold winter's nightAs you can tell from our itinerary we still had not been to Nuremberg due to the high waters of the Danube River. However, overnight we had been able to navigate the one hindrance that had kept us from reaching Regesnburg. The Amalyra, thanks to Captain Pols and his crew, slipped beneath the bridge with only 2 centimeters to spare. That’s not even an inch! So it was from Regensburg that we were bussed to Nuremberg in the afternoon.
The Nurnburger Kinderweihnacht Christmas MarketThe Nurnberger Kinderweihnacht, a very big name for a very big Christmas Market, prides itself on it’s authenticity and has only homemade goods and crafts.
Handmade porcupine and owl ornaments and other giftsWe started our pilgrimage with a complimentary mug of gluhwein provided by AMAWaterways as part of our complimentary tour.The famed Schöner Brunnen, beautiful fountain, was certainly all that. The intricately designed, gothic-style fountain sits atop an artesian well and dates back to the 14th century.
Snow falls in front of Church of our Lady in NurembergAcross the plaza from the fountain is the iconic Church of our Lady where a stage was set up at its doorstep and the local children serenaded us with seasonal music. Their melodies, mixed with the clopping of horseshoes on the cobblestones, while snowflakes danced about the cast iron gaslights was evocative of another era. Again I found myself feeling as if I had been transported to a land found in the pages of fairy tales.I leave you with some moreimages of Nuremberg and her magical Christmas Market.
|Lebkuchen (Gingerbread Ornaments)|
Nuremberg's Christmas Market is known for it's long and skinny sausgages...
...and they do look mighty warm and tasty, too.
|A warm "welcome home" from Nuremberg with Gluhwein & a German Band|
Thanks, Sharon! Looking forward to your next installment!