Jingle bell Jingle bell.. all the way to Oberhausen.
Its December again..the last month of the year 2014! We love this season, okay not the cold weather but the atmosphere around it. The Christmas decoration, cozy and warm at home with delicious hot drinks and snacks in your most comfortable cloths. It’s also a good time for visiting Christmas markets especially in Germany. Its cold outside but everyone is enjoying them self, eating Reibekuchen, Apfelpfannkuchen (pancake with apples), Schneeball, drinking hot chocolate. We don’t drink alcohol our self, but what German and Dutch people love to drink is Gluhwein (warm white/red wein with cinnamon). Strolling around at the many stalls where they sell everything from winter caps to dream catchers but mostly of course cute products for the winter days.
One of the Christmas market we love to go is in Oberhausen. Twice a year we visit Oberhausen which is situated in the Northrijn-Westfalen of Germany. In winter time you have this beautiful Christmas market next to a Mall : CentrO. It’s the largest shopping mall in Europe with almost 220 shops. They also have a Coca Cola Oasis (food court) where you have all kind of food from Asian to Argentinian and Turkish food. Yes you have a lot to choose from, YUM.
Whenever you are in Germany you can spend a whole day in this mall. You will love it. Not only for the shopaholics out there but also for people who just wants a day out, relaxing, this is a great place to go.
Couple years ago we also went to the beautiful Christmas market in Köln/Germany. Which is also situated in the Northrijn-Westfalen. Here you can enjoy Christmas markets on 7 different squares. Five of them are in the city and two of them outside the city. The largest is at The Domsquare.
Weihnachtsmarkt am Kölner Dom
Tram: Dom / Hauptbahnhof Trams: U 5, 16, 18; S 6, 11, 12, 13
We made some pictures of the Christmas market and the mall in Oberhausen with the beautiful Christmas decoration.