This post is a week late...But on Saturday after Thanksgiving, Irma and I took her two kids to the 1st Christmas Market of the holiday season. One thing you must know about Germany is that EVERY town has its own Christmas market during the holiday season. It may last for one day or it may go from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Eve. Most of the markets are very similar..they all decorate with lots of lights and festive decorations as well as sell food and other knick knacks. However, each market does have its own uniqueness about it such as where the event is held (in a castle, on the town, etc,), the food that is special to that town, or its festivities such as parades and carnival rides. Neither one of us have ever gone to the Schloss Guteneck Christmas Market, so we thought we'd give it a try.
It is nestled inside a courtyard and began with a parade with several hundred market folk, historical clubs, parades of fanfare teams and various music groups.