Christmas Markets in Germany are a great escape from the dreary weather.

Cheery Gingerbread Cakes have fun sayings and taste great as well as look good as deco.

Hot Spiced wine is served in Mugs that look like Ski Boots and hang from the ceiling.

Colorful stands offer roasted almonds (vanilla roasted is my favorite)

Vendors set up stands that appear outside our door starting in mid-December...

And they have lots of intricate detail, even on the underside of the ceiling overhang.

We also got to visit the town of


, Germany.

Their shops and restaurants look like Christmas all year long.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!