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 days of Germany only being known for its hearty cuisine are over. Ice cream is whetting the appetites of Germans nationwide - to the tune of $2.7 billion in market value in 2013.
Every holiday season, visitors flock to the Christmas markets in Prague and Bratislava, where shining lights and kitschy decorations abound. But the cousin capitals have retained some of their unique local traditions.
These days there is more to discover at Germany's Christmas markets than wooden ornaments, mulled wine and roasted peanuts. Young entrepreneurs are discovering the traditional venue for selling their creative products.
Mulled wine is a tradition at every Christmas market in Germany and it's the perfect way to fight the winter chills. Join us on a quest for the tastiest brew - that won't leave you with a headache the next day.
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