Christmas Market Inspiration: Ulm

Reindeer decoration on top of huts with lights by its sides
She could smell it from afar; the spices, the chocolate and the general smell of christmas. She could hear children cheering, people chattering and the slightest hint of Christmas music. A smile formed on her lips as she entered the Christmas market.
„Why did I choose to go here on a Saturday night?“ she thought to herself. „ It´s obviously going to be full!“ But stuck behind slow people and screaming children she didn´t feel her usual rage coming. She dipped in and out of the masses, waited patiently and took in her surroundings. This was her happy place.

Red bauble on small Christmas tree at entrance

Tops of huts with lights; alleyway with decorations

a lot of various sweets in vibrant colors

Crepes in the making

Selection of chocolate fruits on display

Even though she came alone she didn´t feel lost in the mass. She felt like part of a whole, like a puzzle piece stuck in between the others, fitting perfectly into place. This wasn´t her first time around. She knew where the stalls were that sold beautiful star lights and where she could still her cravings. Still she took the long route along the stalls selling chocolate fruits, christmas baubles and handmade bobble hats. Looking around her and taking everything in, she took deep breaths and inhaled the atmosphere.

Tree with fairy lights

Miniature train with steam coming from it

Fairy lights on a stick

Handmade star lights on display

Sleeping beauty and castle made from wood

Tucked away in the small alleys the cold couldn´t reach her. The wind only nibbled on her nose and cheeks. She felt warm and fuzzy inside. Her trip to the Fairytale forest made her feel like a little child again. These were the fairytales her grandmother used to read to her when she was little. She smiled at the children guessing which fairytale was displayed alongside the path. And she laughed at them cheering on the miniature railway. The steam coming from it making it feel extra special, almost like they were going off to Hogwarts.

display of jewelry

teapot and cup with water flowers in them

handmade candle lights with festive patterns

tree with brown leaves and fairy lights

blurry Christmas tree lights

It wasn´t too far to the big Christmas tree anymore, its lights always guiding the way. Underneath she found the usual crip surrounded by a donkey and some sheep. For her this was one of the best parts. The live animals being an attraction she just couldn´t miss. Everyone got excited at this scene, smiles surrounding her. 400 miles from home she felt at peace. She loved every piece of this Christmas market. The christmassy atmosphere, the chattering of people, the smell of mulled wine and chocolate fruits, the fairylights, the handmade candles, the kindness of everyone and the excitement in the air. 

bauble decorations on huts

As you can see, I tried something different today. I know I´m not the most skilled writer out there but let me know if you liked me narrating my trip to the Christmas market like this! Also do you have a Christmas market that feels like home to you?

20 comments

  1. What a wonderful post!!! Love your pictures Lisa, they are so beautiful and got me into the xmas mood!!! I wish we had xmas markets here but I am travelling in two weeks and I cannot wait to see how everyone is celebrating!! And I plan to take like 5416998549923 pictures hahaha! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, xmas markets are absolutely wonderful. I´m so glad they´re around every corner here in Germany. Take even more pictures that that because you can never have enough xmas pictures!
      xx Lisa

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  2. I love Christmas markets and it's definitely one of my favourite things about Christmas! You really captured the festive spirit in your photos which look stunning! The stall are really pretty too and I like the "story-telling" approach you used to describe the atmosphere. :)

    Olivia x | Liviatiana

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    1. Thank you! Christmas markets are absolutely the best. They are the one thing that makes me feel very festive right now!
      xx Lisa

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  3. I adore Christmas markets!!! I love all the food and the mulled wine!! This one is beautiful, really great pictures!!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

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    1. Thank you. I adore them as well, they just make so insanely happy because everyone seems in such a good mood!
      xx Lisa

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  4. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love Christmas markets!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. I love them too. The atmosphere is always so great!
      xx Lisa

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  5. I like this style of writing!!!:):) and think it is GREAT! Very relatable!
    X from a German in London,
    Finja | www.effcaa.com

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  6. This is such a beautiful post, a really nice way to read about Christmas markets. And your photography is stunning

    Emily x | emilyclairewrites.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I´m always that awkward person who takes her camera with her everywhere & stands in the way taking pictures around a very busy Christmas market. At least it was worth it ;)
      xx Lisa

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  7. Oh my goodness! This is Christmas heaven! Some fab shots hunny xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. Thank you! It really is heaven, I´m so happy it´s close to my home.
      xx Lisa

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  8. What a wonderful & festive post! Okay, you convinced me. I need to go to the Christmas Market this year. Maybe even later today when I'm heading to downtown for having a coffee with my friend :-)

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, you definitely need to! They´re always so magical!
      xx Lisa

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  9. Beautiful pictures of our gorgeous German Christmas Markets. No matter where they pop up in the world, they aren't as authentic and good as they are at home. i went to Berlin and Dresden and especially the latter is always a magical experience.

    Caz | Style Lingua

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    1. Thank you. Yes, German Christmas Markets are definitely the best in Germany. I´d absolutely love to visit the one in Dresden this year!
      xx Lisa

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