In my part of the world, Christmases are sunny & hot. We don’t sit around a roaring fire drinking hot chocolate while it snows outside, we are sweltering under a summer sun. So when I got the chance to experience a winter Christmas Market in Germany, how could I resist.
I was actually pretty lucky to get the chance to visit a Christmas Market as most of them were starting after I was on my way back to Australia but the one in Lindau, on the shores of Lake Constance, started earlier than most .. which was good for me!
I had already fallen for Lindau before I found out the markets were starting while I was there – it was hard not to. This small town on it’s on wee island and stunning harbour with views of Switzerland & Austria, Lindau was like walking into the pages of a fairytale and the Christmas Market just added to that magic.
In the grand scheme of things, the markets at Lindau were on the smaller scale but as someone who does not really do well with crowds, it was a perfect introduction. A friend from Hamburg had joined me for a couple days which made it heaps of fun to wander around the stalls and experience my first Glühwein (not a fan).
So without further adieu, here are some of my Lindau Christmas Market photos (all photos were taken on the Samsung S9+ and there are LOTS of them):
I know I said I would be doing a travel diary while I was away and would try to post more frequently – well that didn’t quite work out. I had a few struggles on this trip, which I will share in later posts, but I really wanted to get a post out at least. This seemed like the perfect one as it was purely a photo essay and a pretty current subject.
I have about 4000 photos to go through and edit before I get the chance to even try to write more. It always seems like a daunting task but it doesn’t stop me from taking 4000 photos though!
I will leave you with one of my favourite photos of Lindau and one of the first I took when I arrived. The charms of Lindau just kept continuing – starting with the harbour, Christmas Market and then coming out after dinner and seeing a full moon. But this right here – this is one of the main reasons why I loved Lindau so much