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 !!

Christmas in Strasbourg

For a month before Christmas, the streets of Strasbourg transformed.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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

Christmas in Strasbourg

In this magical time, the city is filled with festive garlands, lights and decorations.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Stands with garlands, candles and illuminated decorations

Christmas in Strasbourg

I wanted to buy myself a shovel Christmas, but realized that hardly allowed into the aircraft

Christmas in Strasbourg

The streets are illuminated by numerous garlands, and at home - the external illumination.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Another train with something decidedly delicious

Christmas in Strasbourg

Rue des Orfèvres. Some streets are forced to go with an open-mouthed in admiration.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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!

Christmas in Strasbourg

Fahvernye houses - the subject of my relentless admiration

Christmas in Strasbourg

you can choose Christmas decorations for all tastes in the market. These Christmas decorations, for example, occupied the owl

Christmas in Strasbourg

There are also extravagant Christmas decorations

Christmas in Strasbourg

But I am an adherent of classic Christmas toys

Christmas in Strasbourg

Well, again, these fahvernye houses ... to walk and walked to here

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Vnesom slightly positive in this dark and gloomy post

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

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.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Book

Christmas in Strasbourg

The famous dam Vauban night ominously highlighted in red.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Galeries Lafayette also in festive attire.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Strasbourg restaurants. You can sit out on the street - night temperatures did not fall below plus five.

Christmas in Strasbourg

A month before Christmas, the city is filled with beauty.

Christmas in Strasbourg

December in Strasbourg - a magical time. And a place like shagnuvshee from a fairy tale.

Christmas in Strasbourg