Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

It’s that time of year… the Christmas German Market is in town… seemingly every town across the UK has one, and a visit to at least one or two is a must, to sample the obligatory Bratwurst and Mulled Wine!

I paid a visit to Birmingham’s offering which is especially atmospheric after dark, and the snow added a certain authenticity, making me feel like I was in a ski resort!

This is a great place to start the Christmas shopping (unless, unlike me, you’re super organised and started this last February!). There are plenty of stalls selling flavoured coffee, sweets, jewellery, cosy slippers, crafts, Christmas decorations, and lots more stuff to explore!

On the food side of things, you can have a tasty meal of Bratwurst (varieties include Regular, Cheese, or Spicy, all with appropriately German names!), and of course there are also chips, steak, garlic bread, waffles, donuts, fudge and lots more. You can wash it all down with a stein of German beer or a cute christmassy mug of Mulled Wine.

After a trip to the German Markets you can’t fail to have a lovely warm feeling inside… maybe it’s the Gluwein but who can tell?!

Travel Tips:

  • The Birmingham Christmas Market stretches from Victoria Square all the way down New Street to the Bullring. It is is about 2 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street station, or 5 minutes walk from Birmingham Moor Street or Birmingham Snow Hill stations.
  • Be aware it can get very crowded on a Saturday, so try a weekday if you don’t like crowds!

next blog: Cotswolds, UK.

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