Hochheimer Market

Lovely Old Town

Lovely Old Town

We didn’t go far this weekend since we needed to take care of some much needed shopping while the stores were open, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t have a good time over the weekend. As we have mentioned before, all of the stores in Frankfurt are closed on Sundays, so if you need anything, you have to buy it during the week or on Saturday, therefore we spent Saturday taking care of buying a few things for our new apartment. On Sunday, though, we took a short thirty-minute train ride to the town of Hochheim to visit a market that one of our new friends here in Germany had told us about.

Church at Hochheim

Church at Hochheim

Crowds were Gathering

Crowds were Gathering

Sausages Galore

Sausages Galore

Sweets

Sweets

Interesting Stalls

Interesting Stalls

It is one of the oldest markets in Germany having been established in 1484. Based on the crowds, it is also one of the most popular, we can only imagine what the Christmas markets are going to be like once they start at the end of this month. There are stalls selling sausages, hot mulled wine called Glühwein, nuts, popcorn, and candy galore. There are also rides and carnival games, but it was hard for us to see much of anything through the wall-to-wall crowds.

Glühwein

Glühwein

Bratwurst, Currywurst, Rindwurst, and More

Bratwurst, Currywurst, Rindwurst, and More

Crowds and Carnival Games

Crowds and Carnival Games

Plenty of Nuts

Plenty of Nuts

More German Architecture

More German Architecture

We had some of the Glühwein and enjoyed a wonderful bratwurst as we scanned all of the crafts on display for sale. We even found a nice children’s book as a souvenir, but we did not take a photo of it to share. We shared a German market from Denver last year, but clearly it did not prepare us for the size of this market. They even jammed the use of cell phones so that there was no risk of anyone detonating anything with all of the large crowds. It was a quick trip, but definitely a fun one, but the size of the crowds made it a little difficult to enjoy everything that the market had to offer.  We look forward to many more festivals and markets during the months ahead.

Statue as You Enter Town

Statue as You Enter Town

Banner at the Market

Banner at the Market

Another Interesting Display

Another Interesting Display

Waiting for Food

Waiting for Food

It was Time for Us to Leave

It was Time for Us to Leave

 

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2 Responses to Hochheimer Market

  1. Bea dM says:

    The photo of Church at Hochheim sets it and the clouds off beautifully. The market crowds and food look like fun, I’d have loved some Gluhwein (can’t find the Umlaut on my keyboard 🙂 )

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