Dortmund Christmas Market

January 5, 2011 | Travel

Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany
My boyfriend & I visited Dortmund in Germany at the beginning of December to see the Christmas Markets. It was lovely, full of gawdy lights, sparkling snow & lovely old buildings. Of course, it was absolutely freezing & I made the most of the snow boots my boyfriend had bought me in preparation & our flights home were delayed massively by snow & air strikes. But, all in all we had a great time & I'd very much recommend it if I hadn't resolved to never fly during the winter period again.
Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany
This Christmas tree is apparently the biggest in the world, made up of 1,700 smaller trees. It was absolutely amazing. Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany Hot Chocolate & Amaretto in limited edition mugs (that I clearly stole & took home).   Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany Dortmund Christmas Market, Germany In the centre of one of the market squares was a little fairytale set up, this is the witch from Hansel & Gretel (with real snow). She was pretty creepy with those scary eyes & was stooped at a level ideal for terrifying children (we did see a few kids looking very distressed). Dortmund Christmas Market, GermanyDortmund Christmas Market, Germany This was the day we got on the train to go to the zoo which was set in a park, but, it was desolate & a bit Scooby Doo creepy, so we just went for a walk around the park instead.   The boyfriend also got me a Lensbaby Muse (as well as lots of other lovely things) for Christmas. I have no idea how to use it, but, I am very excited about getting to test it out properly when it's not so dark & miserable outside. The joy I've got out of squeezing & smushing it alone has made it worthwhile, never mind the fact I'm sure I'll be able to take some fantastic shots with it when I get my head around how to use it.  


1 Comment

  1. Clive Morris

    Hi, some nice pics there Hannah! I’m doing a feature on Christmas markets for Wizz, the inflight magazine for Wizz Air. Is there any chance of a brief two minute chat on the phone or via email regarding the Dortmund market? It a vox pop thing!




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