At Christmas markets, the sweet smell of cooking might be Baumkuchen, which is like a waffle, but cooked over an open fire. A 500-year-old treat, this cake is rich with eggs, butter, sugar, and flour. Stollen, the sweet yeast bread, packed with dried fruits, is another local delicacy, now enjoyed world-wide. Then, there is Pfefferkuchen, a hearty gingerbread made with honey.
For something savory, munch on Thuringian Rostbratwurst, Germany’s best sausage. Grilled over charcoal, it makes a perfect partner for the strong, malty Christmas beer, brewed for the winter season. A fun gift is a special souvenir pottery mug designed for drinking Glühwein (mulled wine). Treats to take home include Halloren Kugeln from Halle (Saale). These chocolate balls, with strawberry, cherry or blackcurrant flavors are made by Germany’s oldest chocolate maker (1804).
Every Christmas market is different. Here are a few of our favorites in BauhausLand.
The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus is one of the great cultural events of 2019. goBauhaus will keep you informed about the major exhibitions, programs and projects planned for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
Just pick Weimar or Dessau and choose your favorite event. Take a look at the Bauhaus-Calendar.
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