The Cathedral is very impressive, and really dominates the skyline of the city. Inside was also really interesting, and it is reputed to hold the remains of the 'Three Wise Men' from the Christmas story. The stain glass windows were spectacular.
We caught a tractor (dressed as a train, with carriages) ride from the Dom to the
museum. It was interesting seeing the story of chocolate, seeing some functioning machines packing the goodies, and of course having many visits to the tasting fountain!
We saw how the chocolate was made into those little delicious blocks.
Here is the average amount of chocolate Aussies eat per year.....is that really all??
Here is the German consumption!
Nicole then proceeded to work her way through the gift shop, with treats for everyone!
The museum section was very interesting with all sorts of boxes and dispensers that you could get your chocolate from. These 2 photos below are 2 different chocolate machines you could put a coin into and a chocolate would come out.
I am hoping this gnome actaully delivered chocolate balls.....the boys thought he looked like he was sitting on the loo!
This Hansel and Gretel one was adorable!
We found a market and bought some traditionally baked bread for lunch (after all that chocolate, a bit of bread was enough!) and this was Lecker! (delicious!) We then strolled back up through the Altstadt (visiting two christmas markets) to the Dom. We then just walked for a while, found a major shopping strip, and a nice cafe to sit and warm up in.
We love the Christmas markets...there are always great aromas of food cooking, and Xmas decorations to purchase!
Nicole's favourite Christmas Shop! The do online orders too!
This stand amused the boys....Bumerangs
An ancient Roman Wall right in the middle of town!
We decided to head back to the hostel and find something for dinner there. The boys played in the gardens for a while (Chasing the bunnies), then we had some delicious pizzas in a cafe at the hostel. Easy, cheap and very tasty! After an ice cream from the vending machine, it was time for an early night