On Sunday, B and I went to our first Christmas market of the season. A Christmas market before Thanksgiving? I know, I know, I'm definitely not one to jump the gun with holidays but this market is only held on this particular weekend and it also happens to be at one of my favorite restaurants, so I didn't want to miss it. The market is held at a place called the Kuhstallcafe, which literally means cow stall cafe. This will be the first of many Christmas market trips.
This is a secret spot I like go to because it is pretty much at a barn in the middle of nowhere, but they have a restaurant that is open from 1-4 only on Sundays. They spend all week making fresh, handmade cakes, cheese, and ice cream. They also serve milkshakes and small food items. And the twist is that inside of the restaurant there is a glass window where you can actually see the cows in the stall.
Thinking back to American culture, I highly doubt that this place would be popular in the States. The smell of a cow stall while you are eating and actually seeing cows might turn a lot of Americans off. But, I think it's pretty cool and getting to see the cows that are making your food and how they are being treated is the best way to be sure you are enjoying the best dairy. Kids seem to really love this place too. And where else can you get fresh cheese with little radish mice? So cute!
The market wasn't huge but it did have their big lighted Christmas tree and stalls with handmade goods. B and I shared a glass of gluhwein and bought some natural honey products like, honey, soap, and mead :) We didn't stay long because it was so cold.
I've gone to this cafe several times and I always love to go back with someone new. The best part about the Kuhstallcafe is after you are done eating you can wander the premises and see the cows and if you go to the very back you can see the babies and actually pet them.
For more info on the Kuhstallcafe, you can check out there Facebook page. Do you think you'd go to the cafe?
I wanted to also share a link for an article I wrote for the The Gratitude Travel Writing Contest from We Said Go Travel. It's a new take on my trip to "The Bone Church" in Czech Republic. How can I be grateful about seeing "The Bone Church?" Find out by clicking the link below and let me know your thoughts!
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