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Stuttgart Christmas Market 2015

We got to experience our very first German Christmas Market today!!! We hit the one locally in downtown. It was first recorded in 1692 and has over 500 stalls!!! We had a fantastic time with Anjali and Antoine.

If you get the chance you MUST go to a German Christmas Market. It is truly magical. They go to nines when it comes to the Christmas season.

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The beautiful annual Stuttgart Christmas Tree.

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Hand carved Nativity Scene at the base of the tree.

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Not sure what this hollow, cinnamon sugar, dough thing is but it was warm and so delicious.

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After all the rave reviews of Mulled Wine we were excited to try this glass. Let me tell you HUGE let down. We plan to try it again at another market. Hopefully we just chose the wrong stand.

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The most adorable little train village the children could ride through.

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More food: finally got some of the famous German sausages. So incredibly delicious and filling.

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(Courtesy of Anjali)

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(Courtesy of Anjali)

Many of the stalls had their own identifying Christmas scenes above.

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(Courtesy of Anjali)

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Another beautiful tree and the Advent Calendar for the city.

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(Courtesy of Anjali)

The beautiful mall decorations we passed on our way to the parking garage.

During our time in Germany this will be a yearly tradition.

Another day when I realize just how blessed we are. Such a wonderful experience living in Germany and to get to do all these things with such wonderful and caring friends.

I hope this gets everyone in the Christmas spirit and you all get bitten by the travel bug.

~Melanie

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