In Biberstein, a wee town not far from Aarau there is a castle which cares for people who have some sort of disability. They get to live and work in this beautiful castle! Every year they hold a Christmas market and it is well known for it amazingly creative works and atmosphere.
We went and had a look yesterday. It was really cool (and really cold too!). The creativity of the decorations around the place was what really blew me away. You can see by some of the photos – how to turn a plastic bottle (well – 100 of them anyway!) into a work of light and art.
The boys loved the boat making stand and the wee ‘river’ to run the boats down. And we had to try out the lebkuchen decorating aswell. Different coloured icings and sprinkles, including gummibears – not many of which made it onto the lebkuchen!
They sold handmade everything – candles, wooden toys, Christmas decorations, jams, biscuits, pottery. Just incredible. I really am addicted to these Christmas markets. They are everywhere now. Every city, town, village has one going on, some last a couple of days and other are on all month. I know all you guys in NZ are boasting about hot days at the beach, and it is hard not to be a wee bit jealous. But we are having brilliantly cold and snowy days. A real Christmas season – the way it should be – right!? Watch this space for more Christmas magic, um, i mean markets…