Christmas in Strasbourg
• Christmas in Strasbourg
It all started as usual - once I saw the photos on the Internet summer of Strasbourg, and since then the stone bridge, fahvernye houses, small streets and flowers on the railing of the embankments and bridges did not give me rest. Go to this French town like in the summer, so as to generate ideas, which would celebrate my birthday in early December, the Strasbourg was initially rejected. Fortunately, knowing people convinced that in the winter capital of Alsace, is not worse - not for nothing that this region in the north-east of France is rightly called the "Capitale de Noël" - Christmas capital.
And, as it turned out the way it is !!
For a month before Christmas, the streets of Strasbourg transformed.
Street Grand Rue, which housed our little hotel, leads to the main architectural wonder of the city - Strasbourg Cathedral (Straßburger Münster).
Uncle on a small train, meanwhile, calculates profit
In this magical time, the city is filled with festive garlands, lights and decorations.
In the central square of the city are opened numerous Christmas sales, where a large number of products are presented with the symbols of the holiday, and you can buy the toys themselves or as a gift. Or just wander around and take a look.
Stands with garlands, candles and illuminated decorations
I wanted to buy myself a shovel Christmas, but realized that hardly allowed into the aircraft
The streets are illuminated by numerous garlands, and at home - the external illumination.
Another train with something decidedly delicious
Rue des Orfèvres. Some streets are forced to go with an open-mouthed in admiration.
And on Place Kléber in this pre-holiday time tree grows high, and every hour, from 17 until 21 pm (the time when it is already dark enough) conducted a beautiful 15-minute light installation at the location of the building here.
I wonder how many there are rooms in this hotel in Cathedral Square, a view of the famous cathedral? Perhaps the high price tag, although the place is very noisy and crowded.
And, of course, on each square with Christmas sales can taste delicious mulled wine, which is cooked right there on the spot. Hot cup of wine December evening - this is exactly what you need to warm up and regain strength in walks.
I must say that exploring the city mulled wine was used everywhere and all the time: here it was much tastier than in Stuttgart, Germany. With the French I have really bad, remember the magic words: vin chaud - hot wine. Rouge - red. Blanc - white. Not disappear. For a mug 0, 2n asking about 2 euros big mug 0 4 l - 4 euros respectively. When buying a mulled wine must also pay a deposit of 2 euros per cup, which is given back when you return the mug. Mugs, Strasbourg, ceramic and very beautiful, one decided to leave himself and took home
Give "Nothing Else Matters" in French!
Fahvernye houses - the subject of my relentless admiration
you can choose Christmas decorations for all tastes in the market. These Christmas decorations, for example, occupied the owl
There are also extravagant Christmas decorations
But I am an adherent of classic Christmas toys
Well, again, these fahvernye houses ... to walk and walked to here
And on the street the house changed color every moment. Now they are multi-colored, one minute will be completely red, then - blue, then - purple and green.
Vnesom slightly positive in this dark and gloomy post
On the street in Mercier, leading to the cathedral, it is always crowded. But once back home late at night and I was able to take a picture of her nearly empty. Strasbourg Cathedral, the former for over 200 years, the tallest building in the world, partially obscured by fog.
I am a harsh man, unshaven, but you must admit that these mimimishechnye mimimishki to captivate house and take me with your bare hands !! Only kid in the yard not say.
The famous dam Vauban night ominously highlighted in red.
Galeries Lafayette also in festive attire.
Strasbourg restaurants. You can sit out on the street - night temperatures did not fall below plus five.
A month before Christmas, the city is filled with beauty.
December in Strasbourg - a magical time. And a place like shagnuvshee from a fairy tale.