On Sunday we went to the Regensburg Christmas Market – not the big one at the palace, but the smaller one in the city center by St. Peter’s Cathedral. It was a beautiful winter day in Germany and we took the train so we could enjoy watching the countryside fly by, and also because when you’re three and a half years old, trains are the coolest thing EVA.
I found my fave street vendor with a wicked handlebar mustache who only got slightly frustrated with me when I didn’t understand everything he was saying in German.
This was the fastest moving carousel I have EVER seen. I was worried one of the kids were going to try and get off while it was going. Many of the kids’ rides we’ve seen in Germany seem more dangerous than their counterparts in the U.S. Maybe Germans don’t sue as often.
We walked over to the Regensburg Cathedral (Dom St. Peter) and we got lucky enough to see a service going on inside since it was Sunday morning. There was a small area in the back for visitors and sightseers so we didn’t disrupt the service. It was as gorgeous on the inside as it was on the outside.
Train rides are the best! We got to listen to other families speak in German and my son was brave enough to walk up to a little German girl his age and offer her some of his starbursts. There are no language barriers when you have starbursts.
The German countryside is so pretty. I’m lovin’ all the different shades of green in the forest and it will be even better in the spring – yay!
Well, we only hit two Christmas markets this year. Hopefully next year we can do more. They are a lot of fun if you like to eat pastries, buy Christmas stuff, and walk around cool German villages.