German Chrismas Markets

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    early days yet but anyone interested in going to the german christmas markets in december ?

    john.
     
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    Hi Papajohn, hope you and shirley are well, see you at malvern, would have been interested but Tony has got no more holidays left:Sad:

    Went a couple of years ago it was fantastic, but very busy at night, lots, and lots of gluevaine drink:Rofl1::Rofl1:great atmosphere, if you go Iam sure you will enjoy it,food is good too!!
    ruth
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    been to a couple in hamburg a few years ago and one in berlin many years ago. yes...very busy at night but its that that makes it special.

    took a walk down the elbe in blancanasa, hamburg, guy selling gluwien from a barrow on the river bank...hot and sweet. much better than the market sellers.
    promised myself i'd go back one day.
     
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    We have never been but they have always sounded good fun, will have to work on Glenn a bit and see what he says :thumb:
     
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    sounds good tina, more fun with more people. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    might just have to get you to have a word with him John :thumb:
     
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    How far into Germany would you be travelling John, and over what time scale please?

    Jock.
     
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    We would like to go but may have a problem getting the time off. Shirley says do they have a market after Xmas with the sales?:Doh:
     
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    Hi pappajohn
    Don't suppose you mean the german christmas market in Canterbury do you?? :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    No? :Doh: oh bugger, i could have made that-one :thumb:





    regards....nige
     
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    not too far jock and perhaps for a week so to take in more than one city.

    maybe cologne (kuln) , dusseldorf or dortmund (or all of 'em :thumb:)

    cologne has six markets (4 large..2 small)

    dortmund has the biggest

    duesseldorf has six themed markets

    HERES a link to ALL the german markets
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:not that i know of....its a very christmas thing:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    time off from what newlyretired, or are you not retired at all hee hee
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    what looks like a decent site in cologne......camping berger...

    5 miles from the city center

    prices <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=529 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=content width=218 bgColor=#bdd9a3>Adults</TD><TD width=66 bgColor=#bdd9a3>6,00 EUR </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3 height=5>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD></TD><TD class=content width=218 bgColor=#bdd9a3>Children 4-14 years of age </TD><TD bgColor=#bdd9a3>3,00 EUR </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3 height=5>[​IMG]</TD></TR><TR><TD></TD><TD class=content width=218 bgColor=#bdd9a3>Site


    </TD><TD bgColor=#bdd9a3>6,00 EUR </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3 height=5><IMG height=5 alt="<leer>" src="http://www.camping-berger-koeln.de/english/images/blind.gif" width=10></TD></TR><TR><TD></TD><TD class=content width=218 bgColor=#bdd9a3>Electricity </B></I>


    </TD><TD bgColor=#bdd9a3>1,50 EUR </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></B></I>
     
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    Do you think they'd be room for a big'un? We've talked about going before but I've not been brave enough to attempt it on my own!

    Regards
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    PLUS they have a GREAT BREWERY in Dortmund.:thumb:

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    Glenn has been persuaded that he likes markets :RollEyes: :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Put us down as a definate if you decide to go ahead with this idea.

    Would we be meeting up there or travelling in convoy??? :BigGrin:

    Tina
     
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    i'll have to look into campsites doug, but i dont see a problem.
    the one in my other post is grass only:cry: but i'm sure some will have hardstanding and a pitch large enough for an ARV

    i think a standard size is around 80 to 100 sq mtr for the euro pitches.:thumb:
     
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    We went to a few markets last December in our 35 footer. The best stop was on
    a Stelplatz on the Moselle in Trier which is the oldest city in Germany. The Stelplatz is huge and access easy. 15 minutes walk into the centre of the city. There is 3 amp electric available. ( and you can nip into Luxemburg for cheap diesel )

    There is a picture if you follow the link and click on our winter trip 2007
    My Life and other stuff:
     
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    just had a look at ferries for the first weekend in december (6th), return the following friday......P+O and sea france are less than £90 return. both daytime sailings....:thumb: + around £60 for the toad but i dont think it'll be needed as german public transport is lightyears ahead of ours.
     
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    Been there done that :Blush:
    Its a long way to go for shopping and can be really cold at this time of year,we ski and some parts of the farther land are very cold(not just the weather)
    Save your pennies and go to the rhine neckar valleys in the summer! :thumb:
     

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