A very German Christmas

Christmas markets in Germany are a treat for the senses, from the scent of mulled wine to the singing of carols

There is something about Germany's annual Christmas markets that captures people's imaginations.
 

Perhaps it is the snow-dusted cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses adorned with fairy lights, or raising your voice in unison with a local choir as they sing Silent Night in a mediaeval square.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'A very German Christmas'. Print Edition | Subscribe