The wooden figures are from the former East Germany and grace the table of good friends of ours.
As one drives through the villages and towns at night the lighted Christmas trees decorated with soft lights glow in the darkness. Every town will have one in the centre of town or beside the church.
Naturally, food is offered as well, so perhaps one will opt for Curry Wurst and Pommes Frites. (We did!)
Curry Wurst are made from freshly fried Bratwurst, sliced into pieces and covered with a curry/tomato sauce. (Easy to do at home.)
Although we didn't attend any other markets this year, we did celebrate at various Gasthäuser and at the homes of friends throughout the season.
Two views of the room with Jürgen, Gertrud and Monika in the first picture; Sylvi and Hans below.
Below, wild boar, Spätzle, a pear filled with cranberry sauce and Semmelknödel.
Hans and I made the rounds of our favourite Gasthäuser, meeting with another group at the Deutscher Hof in Biederbach on the Monday before Christmas. I had brought some of my Christmas baking and Ruth, the Wirtin, had fresh Brötchen (rolls) plus a drink on the house for all of us.
We had two special invitations to friends and one special Gasthaus evening that I shall write about in my next blog post. And, as well, our Christmas Eve celebration. Until then, enjoy this special Christmas week.