Day: October 31, 2020

Germany’s world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market canceled for the first time since World War II

One of Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas markets has fallen victim to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Travel and Leisure reports that for the first time since World War II, December in Franconia’s largest city will be very different.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets – records date back to 1628 – draws two million visitors to the city annually, the report said.

For more than 70 years, during the four weeks of Advent, Travel and Leisure reports that visitors have come to visit the city’s main market square, which becomes a “village of wooden stalls” bedecked with red-and-white striped cloths.

The report describes a feeling of “cozy cheeriness” that prevails – people browse the dozens of vendors that occupy the stalls, offering unique handcrafts and gifts; and visitors, as well as locals, savor the “scent of grilled sausages, sweet roasted almonds, and mulled wine wafting through

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