German Christmas Market

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The German Christmas markets are magical:  picture a charming little medieval village, with renaissance-style buildings, Romanesque towers and a Gothic church in its historic town square, strung with colored Christmas lights and dusted with fresh snow.  Handmade holiday crafts like nutcrackers and nativities are for sale by the costumed townsfolk and a mug of Glühwein (hot mulled wine) warms your hands.  Sounds dreamy to me.