While some German christmas markets have been called off last-minute due to the the spiralling Covid-19 infection rate, Frankfurt’s traditional christmas market was opened Nov.22, 2021. Hot alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine and hot apple wine (a Frankfurt specialty), baked marzipan mixes like Brenten and Bethmännchen and Quetschemännchen (figures made out of prunes and nuts) are sold among lots of other things. The event’s history has been traced back to the 14th century.
Three horses on a small meadow close to an appartment block in the town of Vejer de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain.
A woman sits on a stone railing at Plaza de Espana in Seville (or Sevilla), Andalusia, Spain.
Frankfurt’s christmas market is open again and running until Dec.22. It is one of the largest Christmas markets in all of Germany and considered one of the most beautiful. It draws some 3 million visitors every year. Especially on weekends I’d rather avoid it.
Swimmers on a landing stage on the eastern coast of Corfu island, Greece.
A man hugs a column at an ancient Doric temple, built in the 4th century BC, on Corfu island, off the coast of northwestern Greece.
The sun sets over the Tuscan hills near Castelfalfi, Italy, March 11.
The former fishermen’s district in Bamberg, Bavaria, known as ‘Little Venice’, seen in a panoramic image taken July 23.
On a hiking trail near Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps, July 16.