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Posted 29 November 2004 - 22:46

Well we have a German market in our city centre till like 20 something of december, in Nottingham.

Its a real German market, everything been shipped over including food, drink, souvernir thingys and the people selling things but they speak good English. I think its all been shipped from Frankfurt

The German sausages are massive and well long. I might get one tomorrow.

The german Beer pints are twice the size of an English pint. No wonder you guys enjoy the Munich Beerfest.

Well im moving to Germany just for the beer. Lots of other food as well including Gigantic Pretzels, never seen anything that big. And different types of fruit on a kebab skewer which are covered in chocalate.

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 22:52

The German sausages are massive and well long. I might get one tomorrow.

The german Beer pints are twice the size of an English pint. No wonder you guys enjoy the Munich Beerfest.

Well im moving to Germany just for the beer. Lots of other food as well including Gigantic Pretzels, never seen anything that big. And different types of fruit on a kebab skewer which are covered in chocalate.

Did they bring wine as well?

If so, you really ought to try some of their excellent Rieslings from the Mosel valley!

Oh, and do try a sausage called Bratwürst - very good!

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 22:57

haha, brgnorway seems to be a real wine drinker... some days ago grüner veltliner, now moselwein Posted Image nice guy.

@bordoy: the size of our beer pints differs from region to region. in düsseldorf yu get 0.2l glasses, in rostock 0.33l bottles, here in bavaria/franconia 0.5l.

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 22:59

hmm lecker bratwurst Posted Image

glad you like our food bordoy, but are you really moving here just for the beer ?
be sure to try all different sorts, not during one evening though Posted Image
i just wonder why that market was shipped to the UK, aren´t there any english ones ?
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:06

hmm lecker bratwurst Posted Image

glad you like our food bordoy, but are you really moving here just for the beer ?
be sure to try all different sorts, not during one evening though Posted Image
i just wonder why that market was shipped to the UK, aren´t there any english ones ?

haha, it would take years to test every sort here in franconia. it's like every little village has its own brewery, or even more. we have the most brewerys in relation to the people here worldwide. Posted Image

in summertimes it is hobby to take your bike and stop in every village, test a beer and go on to the next village (and here's 1-3km between the villages Posted Image )... Posted Image

oh yes, bratwurst! Posted Image

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:18

hmm lecker bratwurst  Posted Image

glad you like our food bordoy, but are you really moving here just for the beer ?  
be sure to try all different sorts, not during one evening though  Posted Image
i just wonder why that market was shipped to the UK, aren´t there any english ones ?

haha, it would take years to test every sort here in franconia. it's like every little village has its own brewery, or even more. we have the most brewerys in relation to the people here worldwide.  Posted Image

in summertimes it is hobby to take your bike and stop in every village, test a beer and go on to the next village (and here's 1-3km between the villages  Posted Image )...  Posted Image

oh yes, bratwurst!  Posted Image

sounds like a nice activity, keeps you fit and drunk  Posted Image
anyway what i meant was to test only the rough sorts..such as:

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:23

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:25

Well because its only here for a month, i gotta have one of everything there. so one type of sausage a day etc.

Quote[/b] ]Oh, and do try a sausage called Bratwürst - very good!


Yes i will, plus its a real one and not a fake English one.

Quote[/b] ]glad you like our food bordoy, but are you really moving here just for the beer ?
be sure to try all different sorts, not during one evening though


Well the German food is better then English food, i'll see if i can try possibly, not loads because i cant handle my alcohol.

Quote[/b] ]i just wonder why that market was shipped to the UK, aren´t there any english ones ?


Not sure, well at least we got a German one. If it was English it would all be fake stuff.

Quote[/b] ]Did they bring wine as well?


They might of done, i think i saw someone drinking wine but i didnt really look at the glass.

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:32

I wish all the Visitors of the German Christmas Market a good Time over there and a lot of Fun.
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:35

I wish all the Visitors of the German Christmas Market a good Time over there and a lot of Fun.
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:45

I saw the German market in Coventry on the local news a few days ago, looked interesting but I'm not so keen on German food; I've eaten it on business trips to Hamburg etc and found it a bit bland, I'm not a fan of cold, cooked meats (I know it's not saying much coming from an Englishman, apart from the fry-up our food is pretty awful really:))... but the German beer's good. Posted Image

We used to have a little French market visit set up in my town during the spring, all manner of good wine, garlic sausages and cheeses, more my kind of stuff.

My uncle gets a friend over from Belgium to hold a beer festival at his pub once in a while too; with beer from accross France, Belgium and Germany.
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Posted 29 November 2004 - 23:48

I saw the German market in Coventry on the local news a few days ago, looked interesting but I'm not so keen on German food; I've eaten it on business trips to Hamburg etc and found it a bit bland, I'm not a fan of cold, cooked meats (I know it's not saying much coming from an Englishman, apart from the fry-up our food is pretty awful really:))... but the German beer's good. Posted Image

We used to have a little French market visit set up in my town during the spring, all manner of good wine, garlic sausages and cheeses, more my kind of stuff.

My uncle gets a friend over from Belgium to hold a beer festival at his pub once in a while too; with beer from accross France, Belgium and Germany.

haha, no wonder, you were in a mcdonald's Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

no, the french or italian food is way better than our's, that's for sure.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 15:39

A German Christmas

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Quote[/b] ]Shoppers are stocking up on seasonal goodies at the city's first German Christmas Market. STEPHEN BEVAN went along to taste what is on offer

Stood like amid the log cabins and sweet smells, you could easily imagine yourself in a quaint Bavarian hamlet.

But this is in fact Nottingham's traditional German Christmas Market in Old Market Square.

The market has already proved a huge hit with shoppers taking a break from department stores.

"I think it's lovely," said Nicola Yare from Clifton. "It's a different way of celebrating Christmas. I hope it continues."

So do the stallholders from Frankfurt who are running the market. "We're very happy to be here - it seems like the ideal location with the Council House in front of us," said Edith Leber, who is manning a stall selling German baking utensils. "So far we have been met with nothing but kindness and enthusiasm. The people of Nottingham seem to be very happy."

Just like the Christmas markets which have run in Germany for more than 500 years, the Nottingham version boasts confectionery, gingerbread, smoked sausages, traditional arts and crafts, wooden toys, beer and of course a drop of Gluwein to warm the spirit on those cold winter nights.

In Germany, the yuletide market is traditionally the place to go to stock up on all the things needed for the festive period.

People buy moulds and cutters for baking, as well as candles, decorations, cookies, sweets, and toys for the children.

The Nottingham market has been organised by the City Council in conjunction with Experience Nottinghamshire and other partners.

Council chiefs invited the traders over following the success of German markets in Birmingham, which is twinned with Frankfurt.

The market has run in Birmingham every year since 1997.

"This is a tremendous coup for the city of Nottingham," said Coun Leon Unczur, Nottingham City Council's Executive Member for Culture, Community Services and Tourism.

"People travel all over the world to visit Germany's traditional markets. This year, Nottingham residents and visitors can soak up that atmosphere much closer to home.

"It brings a really festive flavour to the city as we go about our Christmas shopping, and emphasises the city's place as the regional capital of culture."

All the traders reported good takings.

Corena Mutz sells wooden toys and decorations made by her father. She said: "I'm sure we would want to come back - it is going very well.

"I think people enjoy looking at the different way we mark Christmas, and we've enjoyed showing them. Some people even try to speak German with us. Nottingham seems to be very keen on Christmas. The decorations are beautiful, and it is the perfect place to be."

Diane Middlebrook, from Ilkeston, visited the market with her mother Rose and daughter Francesca.

She said: "It's very nice in the evening, with the lights. It is a little expensive, but you pay for quality and the difference.

"I would like to see it become a regular feature of Christmas here."

The market is open 10am to 8pm every day, and 10am to 6pm on Sundays until December 22.

Two other markets will also be open in Old Market Square during the run-up to Christmas. Nottingham Contemporary Craft Fair opens tomorrow, and runs until Tuesday, December 7, 9.30am to 8pm daily (except Sunday 5th - 10.30am to 4.30pm).

And the Nottingham Christmas Craft and Gift Market will run from December 8 to 22, 9.30am to 5.30pm (except Wednesday late-night shopping when it will open until 8pm, and Sundays 10.30am to 4.30pm).


Just had one of the sausages at about 2 o'clock and well, it was the best sausage I have ever had. You Germans sure know how to make nice food and drink.

Might go back there tomorrow and the day after. Daily treats Posted Image

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 15:58

Try Stollen (think thats it). Kinda german Xmas cake....real nice....
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 16:22

Try Stollen (think thats it). Kinda german Xmas cake....real nice....

.....and Apfelstrüdel. Damn that is the best appel pie I've ever tasted!

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 17:24

Bratwürst
Apfelstrüdel

Hehe Not every German word has an umlaut. It's just Bratwurst and Apfelstrudel. Posted Image


Weihnachtsmarkt in Germany has become quite an expensive thing... Posted Image
Especially the hot drinks like Glühwein cost way too much! It was much cheaper some Years go... I remember a Night in Leipzig, where our whole history class was too drunk to get on the bus home. But those nights are over with the high prizes. It became nothing exceptional over here to go to the Weihnachtsmarkt, but I hope the English people will enjoy it even more! Posted Image

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 18:50

Quote[/b] ]Hehe Not every German word has an umlaut. It's just Bratwurst and Apfelstrudel. Posted Image

You are wrong of course! You germans need some "germanification" because we don't believe you are german enough. Where's your lederhosen by the way  Posted Image
Actually, some tourists confront me with similar attitudes at work during the summer season (I work in the hotel business) .

Quote[/b] ]But those nights are over with the high prizes.

...... then you should come here and pay aproximately 9 euros for a glass of wine or 6 euro for 33 cl of beer!

By the way, do any of you swedes or norwegians know if Glühwein is something like Glřgg/Glögg?





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Posted 30 November 2004 - 19:00

meh...what i really miss about living abroad is a solid english breakfast, belgium beer, normand calvados, and an unpronounceable norwegian cheese.
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 19:07

Wow extra large pretzels and 0.5l pints of Beer. Throw in some Frauleins (spelling?) and it sounds like my kind of town Posted Image