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5 not-so-obvious things to try at the German Market


Alisa Nemova

Alisa Nemova
Aston Graduate and 
member of Aston Digital team 


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We all know there are hotdogs and mulled wine. That’s what it's all about right? However, I thought that I should share my personal not-so-obvious favourites. I've also drawn a tiny map, so you would know where to find those gems. Don’t judge me for my map drawing skills please. I promise they will get better with a time!


Map
German market map

1. Half a meter long bratwurst hot dog

Are you strong enough? Enhance your bratwurst experience by squeezing those sauces embarrassedly from a highly authentic “milk the cow” sauce dispenser

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Happy stallholder enjoys his well-deserved break
German market
Ketchup the cow

2. Stollen

I spent my placement year in Germany and funny enough, it was a UK student who introduced me to Stollens there. Stollen is a German Christmas fruit cake containing nuts and marzipan. It is totally addictive, so be careful. It is a bit overpriced as everything is at German market. But if you are addicted to it as I am, you could try to locate the nearest ALDI shop, where you could 1kg cake for £2 instead of £10.

Stollen
Stollens
Stollen
Stollen stall

3. Glazed apple

Crunchy and sweet from outside and fresh and juicy inside. That’s it really. Just a very enjoyable snack to eat while having a walk around the Christmas market. Oh, there are also chocolate covered versions of it too. Don’t go for those, simple red classic is the best.

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german market
Glazed apple stall with coffee stall on the background

4. Blueberry muffin flavoured coffee

I am a 100% tea person, but this blueberry muffin coffee smell is to die for. Your whole kitchen will smell like you are in the blueberry muffin world, sitting on a muffin and drinking your morning coffee while stirring it with a blueberry.

German market

5. Mulled wine is mainstream. Honey wine!

I am an experienced wine lover. And white honey wine wins the Christmas market alcohol battle for me. It’s being served by Vikings, so you shouldn't miss it.

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Viking Met honeywine

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