Passau Christmas Market + GIVEAWAY!

I've been wanting to take a trip to see Passau, Germany, since I had heard such great things about it.  I heard it was a beautiful city and that it was!  Passau is a city that is on the border of Austria and is known as "the city on three rivers."  It sits on the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers and you can take river cruises to other countries.  Sounds like a plan!  There is a huge castle hanging over the city called Veste Oberhaus.  It's worth checking out, though we didn't have time.  We did go to the top of the hill though and see the city illuminated at night. The Christkindlmarkt is set around the beautiful Italian Baroque, St. Stephan's Cathedral.  The Cathedral houses the world's largest cathedral organ.

Cherry Gluhwein above and below is chocolate covered everything!  The "Schneeballen" are snowballs that are made out of dough with different flavorings.  They look tasty but aren't that tasty.  The Christmas doughnuts they had at this market though were pretty amazing!

Above, Louis is admiring the 1/2 meter Wurst and hoping for a piece to drop.  This was a nice market to visit.  The old town had some nice shopping, though on Sunday it was all closed.  I wouldn't mind returning to this market one day.  It was very crowded though in the thick of the market.  Good food and knick knacks.  I bought some incense smokers and a hand fired hedgie toothpic holder! This town has a lot to offer and I think I see a Valentine's dinner river cruise in my future (Brandon) ;)

If you want to check out the 9 German Christmas markets I went to last year, you can go here.


During my trip to the Passau Christmas Market I purchased this handmade wooden snowman incense smoker.  Just lift the top of the snowman, insert an incense cone, light it, and put the top back on.  This includes 8 different incense scents including scents like "Christmas, Rose, and Vanilla."  These smokers are very popular at Christmas markets in Germany and I wanted to share one from my travels so you can feel like you were there with me!

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  1. Hello there dear lady :D You know I follow u both on Bloglovin ( and on GFC :D I can't help myself! I actually hope for 1 thing this Christmas and all the Christmasses to come. I wish that my family and I would be healthy... I did not get a chance to write about this in my blog but you know I got married... the day after I found out my dear grandfather from my mum side died a week before the wedding and the family choose not to tell me... so all I wish is for my parents and sister and grandmother to be safe and sound and healthy :)
    Yours truly, The Twisted Red LadyBug

  2. I've been following for about a year. My son and DIL live in Weilerbach but are moving back to the states in January after living there 4 years. I enjoy seeing some of the places you visit and have been over to visit a couple of times to visit. We've enjoyed visits and they've enjoyed living there but are ready to come back stateside. I don't have any special Christmas wishes. What about you?

  3. I love all these little wooden things at the christmas markets. My bf's mom brought us back a little house incense burner from germany last year. I follow you on bloglovin, and the present I want most this year is more of a wish, that we can find a good apartment so that we can move to London in the next couple of months!

  4. What a neat place!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. I have always wondered what the schneeballen were... Wasn't brave enough to try one. Glad you did and came up with a verdict!

  6. I am a follower of you through blogger (the GFC wasn't working for me!) ever since I stumbled upon your Christmas market posts. I was raised in Germany and love the posts! Someday I will have to do a Christmas market tour :)

  7. Oh gosh St. Stephan's Cathedral is beautiful! The contrast of the mint roof and white walls are gorgeous!!

  8. beautiful photos! visiting Christmas markets in Germany is actually something on my travel bucket list..

  9. I follow! Merry Christmas!

  10. I love love love Christmas markets!

  11. OMG, I want some of those creamy mini balls! I haven't had them since I was in Rothenberg in 2005. I wish they were part of your Christmas giveaway! ;D haha

    Merry Christmas btw

    -Maria Alexandra

  12. Love your post, beautiful photos of a magical looking experience. Merry Christmas!

  13. oh my goodness, the photos are beautiful. I would love to see that organ! and thanks for linking up today with Treat Yo Self Thursday!!

  14. The cathedral is beautiful! What a beautiful and fun experience. I love that Louis was able to accompany you on your excursion! He is so cute!

  15. I love Christmas Markets, I read your blog and follow through google. They also have the best Gingerbread over there! All I want for Christmas is to be with my family and have a nice dinner! I really miss getting together and all the children are growing so fast. I love the snowman smoker and he would make a lovely addition to my mantle! Merry Christmas!

  16. I love being able to travel through your photos! I studied a lot of architectural history in college, this really takes me back, really enjoyed. Your dog is adorable, too! Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home party, I hope you keep coming back, each Tuesday :) Wishing you blessings ~ Dawn @ We Call It

  17. What beautiful photos! Makes me want to travel to more! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  18. Hi Brittany, I follow with Bloglovin and I hope to get a tablet for Christmas. I have loved reading about all the different Christmas Markets you went to this year.

  19. Beautiful cathedral. Amazing shots of it. This post makes me want to visit.

  20. Hi! I follow your blog, (and love it!) by email. I love to see where you go in your travels. I've been wishing that my family can have a safe Christmas together. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

  21. A pleasure to read your post as always. Visiting from Inspired Sunday. Happy Christmas!

  22. Fröhliche Weihnachten! I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin'. I have a laptop on my Christmas wish list.

  23. The Contest is over and the winner is Jojo @ JojosJoys! Thanks for entering!


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