Blog 6 by Shin Shin Lung
I love German Christmas markets! They are the best in the world! Even mulled wine taste better in Germany! 😀 OK, maybe I am being a little bit biased but I can’t help myself since Germany is my adopted country! I love being in Germany this time of the year.
Christmas markets start every year after “Totensonntag” (Sunday of the Dead) and this year, the markets started on 26th November. There are many Christmas markets around Hamburg; there is even one opposite our school at Gerhart-Hauptmann Platz (next to Karstadt)!
To my surprise, there is a Chinese stall there selling Chinese pancakes! Talk about a multicultural society, eh?
My favourite Christmas Market in Hamburg is the Rathausmarkt Christmas Market. The market is open daily from 11am-9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and from 11am-10pm (Friday and Saturday). If you fancy seeing a flying Santa, make sure you are there at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.
My favourite stall this year is the Flammlachs stall where you can enjoy smoked salmon in various way – my choice is in the trusty and safe breadroll. Super yummy!