This is probably the smallest Weihnachtsmarkt in Köln. It’s Simon’s favorite. He said, “Now THIS is how a Weihnachtsmarkt should be.” It wasn’t commercialized or touristy- it mostly felt like a local neighborhood party (though still very crowded- so much so that I didn’t bother taking that many photos). During the day they even have free puppet shows for the kids!
Mustard and Honey products can be found at any Weihnachtsmarkt. There’s even a mustard museum in Köln!
Crepes can be found at every Weihnachtsmarkt. Lots of different options- savory (like ham and cheese, etc.), or sweet (like this Nutella crepe).
The girls enjoying their Nutella crepes
These are huge wedges of cheese used to make Raclette. It’s melted and scraped off onto bread and then topped with various toppings (like minced pickles, etc.) This is a common food eaten here on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Lots of families have a Raclette maker at home (we just bought one). We’ll be eating this with Oma and Opa on Christmas Eve (Heilig Abend).
Mushroom stew that Simon and the girls loved
Cool table to eat at built around the trees