Münster, 21 December 2012

On our way to Rostock – where we for the first time ever were to celebrate Christmas – we had a stop-over in Münster, which like most German larger cities have a Christmas market. Well actually Münster have 5 Christmas markets spread out through the inner city. The big fancy shopping street reminded me of the polished streets of Dubrovnik, and with the cold evening and grey weather, it was not hard to get in the Christmas mood. The friendly woman at the reception by own initiative guided me on a map to her favourite spots of the Christmas markets.

Here is a few shots from the market and from Münster

Beautiful...

Beautiful…

Sweets...

Sweets…

The boys...

The boys…

One of the hundreds of shops...

One of the hundreds of shops…

Beautiful...

Beautiful…

A different square...

A different square…

Night in the City...

Night in the City…

Hopefully not the last time we have been in Münster, but as I said, you will find these markets in most central European cities around Luxembourg. And yes they are as cosy as they look, and the Glühwein is almost drinkable.

Our stay in the central Mercure Hotel started with a mishap – the requested non-smoking room was indeed the opposite – even on the only smoking floor as well. When that was corrected, the room was actually then two connecting ones, with great beds and horrible pillows. The wine selection in the hotel bar – under the motto of Grande Wines of Mercure or something like that – well, I do know my grand wines – and there was no grand wines there – but there was a nice beer and friendly staff. The hotel also has a restaurant with an apparently very popular Christmas buffet, – but we chose to eat greasy stuff at the market.

Merry Christmas Münster.

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