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.
Christmas trees are for sale at an outbound street in the north of Frankfurt, Dec.11.
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Inside the cathedral in Reims, France, July.30.
A man films Burg Eltz Castle near Wierschem with his mobile, March 4. The medieval castle dates back to the 12th century and is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived here 33 generations ago.
A view of the Vasa (or Wasa) Museum in Stockholm, Aug.24. The Vasa, a Swedish warship, sank in 1628 after sailing just 1,300 meters (1,400 yd) during her maiden voyage. She was salvaged in 1961 with the wooden hull still mainly intact and was sprayed with polyethylene glycol for 17 years… A museum was later built around the reconstructed ship that became one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions.
Frankfurt’s traditional Christmas market opened this week. It was first mentioned in 1393 and is considered one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany. It runs until December 22, 2013. (This photo was actually taken two years ago, but it basically looks the same every year.)