Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas in Germany

I have been to many countries across the world due to my very very very generous parents, but I have to say that when it comes to Christmas, Germany is the most magical place to celebrate it in. Every store is decked out with reds, greens and silvers; wreaths hug doorways and tinsel clings lovingly to rooftops, while Christmas music sung by deep, sonorous voices fills the brisk, fresh air.

Snow covers sidewalks and falls softly onto eyelashes, colouring the scenery in a hue of cold, glittery Wonderland. Hands are warmed by gluh wein or hot chocolates spiked with rum, while the soft laughter coming from cafe chairs warms the heart.

At night the Christmas spirit really comes to life as the Christmas trees that stand charming and cheerful in every city square are lit up, while the gold and silver lights than hang along walkways and link every building to one another are set ablaze, making happy faces even more beautiful in the festive glow.

The people are decorated just as festivally as the streets, the black coats lit up with colourful scarves, hats, gloves, and, most importantly, glowing cheeks and smiles.


We spent our Christmas in Hohenschwangau; sharing a bottle of wine at a gloriously garnished table underneath a Christmas tree, while a live band (the cutest married couple you ever saw) sung Christmas tunes; watching the snow fall just outside the window as Neuschwanstein was lit up and stood blazing against the black sky.

I think I fell more in love that night.

Not just with Joel, but with Christmas, kindness, and life.

13 comments:

Kacey said...

That final line is my favorite! So very happy for you sweet girl.

Carrie Rosalind said...

What a beautiful post! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great Christmas - Christmas in Germany sounds amazing!

ellie said...

Sounds like an amazing time!

lucy and sarah said...

It does sound so sweet to be there. I'm so happy for you.

Mimi said...

i've seen photos of christmas in germany, and they were all beautiful! i would love love love to celebrate christmas there one day. and i always appreciate beautifully decorated places, it makes the spirit of christmas even more alive. :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Kathy S said...

That does sound like a wonderful place to spend Christmas!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Aw this sounds like a wonderful Christmas! Now I want to go to Germany next year for Christmas. Sounds soo magical!!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

That just sounds like the most beautiful Christmas! I hope yours was merry. It was amazing being in Timor for Christmas.

Have you any plans for NYE?

Thank you so much for the guest post, I'm not sure if you saw it. You can direct your readers to it here:

http://vanishaslife.blogspot.com/2011/12/perfect-day-in_20.html

I'm having a brunch on NY day, get in touch if you'd like to pop over for a drink :)

Happy 2012!

Gracey said...

Happy 2012 to you! :) I know that you're in a 'magical' place so the start of the year is a merriment. Cheers! ;)

Anna said...

Gorgeous and magical and perfect. You make me want to go there so bad! X

Victoria said...

What a lovely post ! You're making me wanna go to my friends in Germany and celebrate xmas next year ! :)

Jessica said...

I must admit, I never have given my thought to Germany. I wasn't able to travel there when I studied abroad, and you make it sound so lovely that now I rather feel I simply must get out there! Thanks for this post. :)

iris said...

I once spent a Christmas in Turkey. Let's just say that it's not the greatest place for celebrating Santa Claus, ahahaha.

'Glad you had a good time in Germany!