Christmas Time in Montreux!

By F.Y.B.

IT: State organizzando la visita di Mercatini di Natale? Cercate un posto che unisca la bellezza del paesaggio alla ricercatezza dell’artigianato? Montreux é il posto che cercate!

FR: Etes vous en train de organiser une visite aux Marchées de Noel? Etes vous à la recherche d’un lieu qui réuni la beauté du paysage et l’originalité de l’artisanat? Montreux est l’endroit que vous chercher!

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

IT: Rimarrete colpiti dallo scenario suggestivo in tema natalizio che vi si presenterà davanti. Potrete passeggiare lungo la riva del lago Leman tra i circa 150 piccoli chalet finemente addobbati e illuminati.

FR: Vous resterez surpris par la scène suggestif en thème de Noel que vous sera présenté. Vous pourriez faire des promenades sur les quais du Lac Leman à travers environ 150 petits chalets décorés et illuminés.

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

IT: Respirerete il Christmas time e tra una decorazione natalizia e un’idea originale per i vostri regali di Natale potrete sorseggiare un bicchiere di vin brûlé o del succo di mele caldo e gustare ottime specialità gastronomiche.

FR: Vous allez respirer le « Christmas time » et entre une décoration de Noel et une idée originelle pour vos cadeaux vous pourriez savourer un verre de vin brulé ou du jus de pomme chaud et gouter excellents spécialités gastronomiques.

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

IT: Tra le migliaia di oggetti che potrete trovare esposti nei piccoli e romantici chalet di legno spiccano le candele scolpite, le pantofole in vello di agnello e naturalmente oggetti di ogni foggia in legno intagliato.

FR: Entre les milliers d’objets que vous pouvez trouver exposés dans les petits et romantiques chalets en bois, ressorts les bougies sculptés, les pantoufles en peau d’agneau et naturellement des objets en toutes formes de bois travaillés.

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

IT: Le specialità gastronomiche stuzzicano ogni palato: il pan di mele natalizio, le caramelle mou artigianali, la cioccolata e le marmellate per i golosi di dolci e piatti tipicamente nordici come patate crauti e salsicce per gli amanti del salato.

FR: Les spécialités gastronomiques chatouillent touts les gouts: le pain de Noel au miel, les bonbons Mou originels, le chocolat et les marmelades pour le gourmands des gouts doux et plats typiquement nordiques comme le pomme de terre Crouti et les saucisses pour les gourmands des saveurs salées.

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

All the photos are taken by Fabiola Yvonne Bobbio in Montreux during the Christmas Markets!

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux

Lifestyle and Chilling goes to Montreux


ENGLISH VERSION: Christmas markets in Munich

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Christmas markets in Munich
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BY TANIA RENATA and FABIOLA YVONNE

There is no better mean to fill the waiting time until Christmas than a visit at one of the many Christmas markets in Munich. Especially when it gets dark in the late afternoon and lights shine everywhere, nothing could be more romantic than a walk with your beloved through the small alleyways, passing by the festive decorated little wooden stands, following the smell of warm delis and mulled wine…Of course, the Christmas markets are not only about food: from wooden figurines to nativity sets, Christmas ball ornaments and other Christmas decorations, up to hand-made jewellery, bowls, knits and children’s toys – there are many last minute Christmas gifts you could buy here.

 

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Certainly, the Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz is the most well-known market. Since 1972, the oldest Christmas market in Munich – its roots date back to the 14th century – takes place in the city centre and is a hotspot for locals and tourists alike. Every year, the set-up of the 26 meter-high Christmas tree highlights the start of the outdoor Christmas time. Around 2.500 candles burn above the visitors and create a warm and festive atmosphere at the Marienplatz. The Kripperlmarkt at Rindermarkt is said to be the oldest market for nativity sets in Germany. Take a break after your shopping tour in the city centre and enjoy mulled wine and a Feuerzangenbowle, a mulled wine with a rum-soaked sugarloaf lit above it. On the 9th and 23rd December there is a special event, the Krampuslauf: in Germany, Krampus is the spooky companion of the nice St Nicholas, and during this walk scary-dressed species frighten visitors. Like most Christmas markets, the Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz runs until the 24th December.

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Christmas markets in Munich
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Other Christmas markets worth visiting are:

  •  The Christkindlmarkt at Chinesischer Turm. During summer, the Chinesischer Turm in the middle of the great English Garden park is a true beer garden hotspot; in the winter time, from 1st to 23rd December, little wooden huts in a truly romantic setting offer all kind of hand crafts. For those who are looking for a break-away from the city rush, this is the right place to go. From mulled wine to children’s alcohol-free punch, crepes, and hefty delicatessen, there is something on offer for everyone. You could even book a romantic one-hour trip by carriage through the English Garden. And if you have enough of the cold, you can warm up indoor at the Chinesischer Turm restaurant.
  • The Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt. Away from the mainstream, for 35 years now this market reflects the famous and special flair of the district of Schwabing. This market is a must for artists and art-lovers, people living in the district and “Zugraoste”, a Bavarian term used to describe everyone who was not born in Bavaria. You can enjoy the mix of art, crafts, delis and music form 30th November to 24th December.
  • The Weihnachtsmarkt at Residenz. This market is one of the newest additions of the city and is located in the Kaiserhof (city centre, Odeonsplatz). Besides a nativity set in real size, reindeer carriages and a fairy tale forest, there is a diversified music programme on offer: everyday, there is an altering live music programme from traditional music to Xmas Rock.
  • The medieval Weihnachtsmarkt mit Adventsspektakel. This market, located at Wittelsbacherplatz (closest metro station: Odeonsplatz), is dedicated to the time of knights, noblewomen and minnesingers, and is not only a welcome variation for medieval freaks. The stands are built from old wood and decorated with medieval carvings. Traders, jugglers and entertainers enchant visitors with food based on old recipes like oven-warm special bread, hog roast and Schupfnudeln (a noodle specialty served with kraut), hot beverages brewed according to traditional recipes like the “dragon blood”, “Thors hammer” or the “Feuerzangenbowle”, and entertainment shows. The stands also demonstrate how the different crafts were performed in former times, from the art of goldsmiths to building lanterns. In the evening, there is an entertainment programme changing on a daily basis, like dance performances (children’s dance of the Morisken), bird of prey demonstrations and fire shows.
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Christmas markets in Munich
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