• Postcards from Life

    Mannheimer Weihnachtsmarkt

    I recently had the opportunity to escape with a friend to Mannheim.  She had lovely memories she wanted to share with me and I was happy to accept. BarockSchloss Mannheim was the first place we went to.  This is where my friend went to school.  Though it is known around the world for its business and economic studies, the musical and theater arts are not neglected in any way. Clearly this was a massive estate and I look forward to coming back and exploring the history of the museum and libraries here. I find whenever a university is well established it becomes an influence of culture and knowledge.  I can see that this is especially…

  • Postcards from Life

    2015 Mainz Weihnachtsmarkt

    Finally it is the season for Christmas market and I am interested to see what Mainz is all about! First stop to the lovely St Augustine church and then a quick pass of St Stephan. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to look inside because the church was in service at the time of our visit.  See the church in my Mainz Walking Tour post! Oh to my delight there was those chimney snacks I found in Mannheim that I like! Time will tell but I think Mainz has everything I’m really looking for an ideal Christmas Market.  Not too sparse.  Not too crowded.  The best eats.  A good place to…

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