Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sundays In My City- Freimarkt 2009


17 days of Bright lights,Gingerbread hearts, Beer, Pretzels, Midway rides and much more. Since 1035 Bremen has been celebrating "Freimarkt" one of the oldest fairs in Germany. Last night we bundled up and headed out for some fun, festive good times.
When you go to any festival in Germany you have to have the Gluehwein, it's hot mulled red wine. Just the trick to warm you up on a chilly night. Next you have to have a hot pretzel, the best in the world! Basically it's a night of sweets,meats and alcohol. Dinner consist of Beer and Bratwurst and dessert is something I call "little pillows of love", hot donut squares with powder sugar tossed over them. We didn't go on any rides tonight but walked around and watched the excitement and people around us. Being near the end of the festival it was wall to wall people, though crowded it's nice see the people of Bremen happy, smiling and enjoying the night.









Do you know Unknown Mami? She's awesome and she created a fun Sunday theme inviting you to get out and take pictures of your city to share with the rest of us.

27 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Those doughnuts are making my mouth water this morning. Scrumptious : )

I am glad you could have such a fun outing last night. I guess you guys don't celebrate Halloween?

Ronda said...

This looks like a fun time! How long does this last? Those donuts look amazing, yum.
Do you celebrate Halloween in Germany? I didn't see any costumes.
XOXO

brainella said...

Now that looks like FUN! Hot pretzels are one of my very favorite things in the world...and that hot mulled wine sounds pretty amazing too.

Wonderful pictures!

Lisa said...

Love, love, love seeing all of the German traditions you are experiencing. Thanks for sharing!

Pillows of love......yum!

Ocean Girl said...

Love the pictures, love the pictures of the pretzels!

Festivals are fun times and the Germans look and sound like they know how to party!

Sonya said...

Hmmm german food..When I head over there for the christmas market I wont eat for the whole day so that I can cram in as much food as I can while we walk around! LOL Love your photos!!!

Menopausal New Mom said...

That looked like so much fun! No wonder there were wall to wall people! Thanks for sharing!

PS: I think I gained 5 pounds from looking at those sweets!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

delectable. :)

Ina in Alaska said...

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum......

Shelle said...

Hi, this is making my day. The 2nd blogger in Europe. The first thing I thought of when October rolled around was Ocktoberfest. I would die to eat a German pretzel & drink a Weiss Bier. Can't believe I'm homesick for Europe even though I lived there only 5 years. I lived in Munich for 3 years, Zurick for 1 and Dusseldorf 6 months, but I worked all over Germany. I have to follow you so you can remind me of those great days.

Bobbi said...

I got full just looking at all you all ate!
Looks delish though!

Sheryl said...

I agree with Ina, yum...yum...yum..especially the beer and pretzel.

VictoriaArt said...

It's nice, ja?
OMG, I fly to Germany in two weeks, can't wait to get my hands on some of THAT!

YEAH!

I am so glad you take it all in!

XX
Victoria

Debra said...

Oh darlin'-somehow I missed the post that it was your birthday. I sure hope it was wonderful. I love those nesting dolls. You look fabulous. Now- this post... I am such a fan of those pretzels -and I bet they are really, really good there. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Joanna Jenkins said...

"Little pillows of love." OMG! Those sound amazing.

Thanks for sharing your city and festival. It looks like a great time.

Hope you have a great week.

xo

Unknown Mami said...

Okay, I'm hungry and now my mouth is watering and I want one of everything I see.

the mama bird diaries said...

That sounds festive and fun!

preppyplayer said...

ummm, what does the bee pollen do when you consume those goodies?
Any... you know... reaction?

Suzy said...

Please send all that food to me ASAP. NOT KIDDING.

Joyce said...

Great view. I would like one of those pretzels. xoxo

Allison said...

It sounds very much like a Christmas market. Does Bremen still have one after celebrating the "Freimarkt"?

My husband and I meet with the same friends every year at the Hamburg Christmas market. I love Glühwein, what I call "meat on a stick", and the whole Christmas market atmosphere... there really is nothing like it.

Schöne Grüße aus Hamburg

P.S. I love the Bremen Matroschka dolls... beautiful!

Kwana said...

I love your Sundays in the city. Wish I were walking with you.

Carolyn...Online said...

I want to live someplace that's been having the same fair since 1035! Looks fantastic.

Charisse and Holly said...

Hey there! Wanted to thank you for coming by our blog. SOOOO fun to see a new face...and make a new friend. Don't look now...I'm stalking (err Following) you too! Love these pictures. Last time I was in Germany, hubs and I were backpacking for 3 months on an around the world trip. He woke up in Munich complaining his mouth had sores. One peek and I knew it was chicken pox. It was May and they had a freak snow storm. Not a great combination. I'd love to be in Germany during a festival. They know how to throw a party! By the way...is spastfl a German word. It sounds like one...and was my word verification code:) Come on by again the next time you get a chance. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, that's so much fun.
Always yes to mulled red wine!

fitflop said...

These are really nice photographs. I really enjoyed reading this post. Keep posting...

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

What fun! I have never heard about Freimarkt. Love all the foodie pics :-)