Nuremberg's Christmas market, the Christkindlesmarkt, attracts some two million visitors a year. It's one of the biggest and best-known Christmas markets in the world. Today's market draws on a tradition that's more than 400 years old.
The longest Stollen cake, the biggest nativity scene, the oldest market - in the run up to Christmas, Germany is gripped by the desire to break records. But do these spectacles really attract more visitors and money?
Have more than a couple mugs of mulled wine and find out what happens to the sky.
German Christmas markets have become an international hit in England, the United States and even in Japan. But nowhere is the choice of gingerbread, incense burners and mulled wine greater than in Germany.
Leonel and José Orta from Caracas visit the city where Charlemagne once had his thrown – and also go to the Christmas market to sample the famous Aachen cookies called “Printen”.
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