Christmas Market in Tallinn
• Christmas Market in Tallinn
Several years ago, the British "The Times" called the Tallinn Christmas Market the best in Europe. Traditional festive market in the capital of Estonia, which we see today, then walked around Prague, Berlin and Luxembourg.
All filmed 2 days ago.
The fair is traditionally held in the Town Hall Square of Tallinn, in the heart of the old town
Unfortunately, the nature of their plans for the weather in Christmas. No snow and winter romance. But even at 7 in the street fair is gorgeous.
Yes, the holiday train rides on us, not leaving, leaving behind a pile of emissions)
Everywhere the smell of mulled wine
I do not know what it was, but I really liked the local Town Hall, which is more than 600 years. It is just amazing
At the fair you can taste traditional Christmas dishes. By the way, signs in Russian in the center of everywhere, problems should arise with it. And not only in the Old Town.
something likely to greet you first, or ask the Estonian, but hearing what you say in Russian, will go at it. With me it was in the supermarket, the post office when you buy stamps for postcards home, in a book, and so on. N.
The sweet dream of Homer Simpson
My dinner. Estonian Christmas food: sausages, potatoes, sauerkraut with cranberry jam. For 8 euros he had eaten to satiety. Elderly woman-seller by placing me food, told that the family on Christmas Eve, she will prepare the same
The smell is such that it is impossible not to eat
For sweet lovers paradise, too. Estonia disputes in Germany, the title of marzipan homeland
Gingerbread. With mulled wine just super
The choice of a huge, prices from 1.5 to 3 euros per share
It seems that the dwarf with glasses do not like that it is removed
These kinds of experiences for completeness we must add the aroma of mulled wine and fried food, and a cool-sounding Christmas music
Estonian national costume sells products from Juniper. Put on a hot kettle stand, and soon the tree fragrance spread in the kitchen
Estonian Santa Claus - Jõuluvana (Yyuluvana, emphasis on the expected "Christmas Old Man") "live" at the fair in a separate house and takes guests to the children. Yyuluvana resembles its relative the Finnish Joulupukki, brings gifts on Christmas. Help him in this gnomes. Sorry for the picture quality, Grandpa I froze and hands trembled
The sale of the house Grandpa not, but the choice is huge ceramic houses
In the center of the copy of the famous landmarks of Tallinn - "Three Sisters." In the 14th century it was the merchants' houses, and now - luxurious hotel, where the Queen of England stayed during his visit to Tallinn
Hot beer for some reason I have not tried, and I do not know what it is. Tell me who drove him to drink
A little without comments
Congratulations Merry Estonian
fair very much. Prices do not bite, a great choice. Many of the souvenirs sold here are cheaper than in the city. For example, the magnets are for 1 euro instead of 3 cards for 50 cents instead of 80 or 90 in the narrow streets of the old town.
It can be several times to bypass all market places, listening to Christmas music and sipping mulled wine. The only thing I expected to see - so this is a market of large size. Somehow everything seemed not so ambitious