Last night Sebastian and I had big plans to visit the Medieval Christmas Market in Siegburg, Germany.
We waited until it was dark and found our way to the tiny village. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived at 8:30, everything had been closed for half an hour. All other markets are open until 10 so we just assumed this one was as well.
The market is lit entirely by candle light.
Ironic as it was, we were still able to get a glühwein before heading back to the market in Bonn. I was determined to see this unique market this year so
forced brought my friend Melanie back with me today.
Everything about this market is medieval. The tents are made out of canvas and wood, the products being sold are all handmade, the people are dressed in period clothing and they even speak in a medieval way.
I started with baklava for dessert.
The best part is obviously the food. Unlike the greasy sausages and fried potato pancakes at the normal markets, this market offers freshly bread baked in stone ovens, falafel, fresh noodles, and baked apple rings to name a few.
Spices for sale.
Several stands served their food on cabbage leaves rather than disposable plates.
Medieval is eco-friendly!
Dinner was a falafel with sesame sauce in pita bread with lettuce from this tent.
My take-away food was freshly baked bread from these working stone ovens.
I bought a loaf of this ‘farmer’s bread’ and a sweet roll made with saffron, butter and raisons. The roll melted in my mouth. Luckily it is nearly the size of my head so I have plenty left for breakfast.
My hot loaf of bread kept me warm all the way home.
Oh Germany, I love you for your love of the medieval ages!
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