Frankfurt Christmas Market Opened

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.

Strasbourg Cathedral

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A man stands in the rain while admiring the west façade of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (or Liebfrauenmünster in German) in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. From 1647 to 1874, the sandstone structure with its 142 meter-high spire (466 ft) was the world’s tallest building.