A Mountaintop Monastery with Monk’s Beer & a Christmas Market!

If you’re looking for a truly unique Christmas market experience, and especially if you like trying beer when you travel, you should put the Kreuzberg Monastery on your Christmas must-see list. Their Christmas market, called the Adventsmarkt im Kloster Kreuzberg, is only held for one weekend each year, so don’t miss … Continue reading

The Many Smaller Christmas Markets of Cologne

The Many Christmas Markets of Cologne via MilliGFunk.com

Below the enormous, gothic Cologne Cathedral lies a city that’s known for its Kolsch beer and its location on the Rhine River. Cologne is a cultural hub for the region, boasting music performances, museums, and other attractions as well as countless great restaurants and Biergartens. At Christmas time, though, it’s easy … Continue reading

Flaming Coffee, American Donuts, and More at the Rudesheim Christmas Market

The Rudesheim Christmas Market on MilliGFunk.com

Of the 15 or 20 Christmas Markets we’ve visited in Europe, the Christmas Market in Rudesheim, Germany, is one of our absolute favorites. The town of Rudesheim is hilly and quaint, situated directly on the Rhine River. The area is known for Riesling production, so in the summer months you’ll … Continue reading

Christmas Markets in Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg-Christmas-Market

It’s been more than a year since I’ve visited the Christmas markets in Heidelberg, Germany, and despite the fact that I was almost seven months pregnant and despite the fact the weather was outright nasty, Heidelberg still ranks as one of my favorite Christmas market destinations. The city of Heidelberg has … Continue reading

MilliGFunk Has a Hot Hugo

MilliGFunk Has a Hot Hugo

We were at a German Christmas market last weekend in the town of Velburg when I saw a drink I’d never heard of. We see Gluhwein (hot, mulled wine), hot chocolate, and Kinderpunsch (non-alcoholic hot punch) at every Christmas market we go to, so when a new drink showed up … Continue reading

Prague Christmas Market

After Christmas-market-hopping all over the western side of Germany last winter, we decided to check out this year’s Christmas market in Prague, Czech Republic. Our road trip to Prague was a quick and easy one. Once we parked our car at the hotel, we were able to navigate the city easily … Continue reading

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