Regensburg Christmas Market (Thurn & Taxis)

The last (German) Christmas market I was able to make it to this year was the Regensburg Christmas Market.  While I had gone to Regensburg last year for the market around the cathedral, this time we went to the one around the grounds of the Thurn and Taxis, which is a palace.  After catching glimpses of the lavish interior through the windows, I realized you could take tours inside during the day.  The inside has a beautiful predominantly Neo-Rennaissance decor with Baroque and Rococo elements.  There is even a carriage museum with unique and extravagant carriages which is said to be one of the best in Europe.   I need to come back at another time to tour the inside.  But tonight we were there for the Christmas market.


The market had a lot of good wares;  A stall selling Polish pottery, plenty of sweets, cupcake shaped bathbombs and soaps, and some deliscious looking oils were just some of the items.  I really wanted the Kurbiskern Ol (pumpkin seed oil) after tasting it at the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, but they were asking 25 Euro so I had to move on.


We of course enjoyed some apple gluhwein and this yummy fried potato dish above with onions, sausage and a sour cream sauce.  Afterwards walked a few blocks over to the Christmas Market near the cathedral for a bit.  Regensburg is one of my favorite cities and I live so close, so I will definitely be returning!

That was the last of the Germany Christmas Markets but I'm sure I will get to go to one last Christmas Market in London!



Tomorrow is the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY for a Snowman Incense Smoker including incense from the Passau Christmas Market. 

You can enter here.

 


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22 comments :

  1. Lovely pictures full of festive fun, savoury and sweet German goodies and holiday air! Joyous! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Merry Christmas!

    Poppy

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  2. Words can't describe how much I love to explore Christmas markets! The local food is so nice and you can buy a lot of charming gifts! Looks like Regensburg Christmas Market you have explored has welcomed you with a yummy delicacies and lovely view! Merry Christmas and all the best!

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  3. Hello Brittany Ruth, I hope your Christmas was wonderful! That palace is amazing, I hope you get to tour it some time. And that potato and sausage dish sounds great. Thanks for sharing this at the History & Home link party. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Yes, i live really close to Regensburg so I will probably visit at some point.

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  4. Oh what fun, and all the wonderful goodies, thank for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist. I have loved reading your posts about the Christmas festivals. Do they do some in the spring? Wanting to know if I have more to look forward to.

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  5. Oh how I love love love wandering through German Christmas markets! Seriously jealous right now. You captured the magic of them beautifully in this post!

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  6. The best thing about the Christmas markets is the food. I often end up buying nothing apart from a nice warm desert!

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    1. I agree. I mainly go for the yummy food :)

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  7. Christmas Markets - I have never been to one in Europe. They look amazing. Love the pottery, but I would have passed on the 25 Euro Pumpkin Seed Oil as well :)

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    1. Yes, I had to pass, it was just to expensive, but it's so good on a salad lol

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  8. Hello there, what lovely photos! Looks so grand and imposing, that building. We've enjoyed out first ever Christmas markets here in chilly Edinburgh. We live in Sydney so this wintery Christmas and New Year has been a real novelty. Good to meet you via Travel Photo Thursday.

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  9. What a fun market! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/anything-blue-friday-week-40.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. What a fun market! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/anything-blue-friday-week-40.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. What a wonderful place to visit! The apple gluhwein looks fabulous!

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  12. What a lovely visit to Regensburg. My father (the family genealogist) said that my family came to the United States from Regensburg. Someday I'd like to see it for myself!

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  13. Such a magical place!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Very nice photos of the market. Thanks!

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  15. Everything looks fantastic! The fried potatoes would stop me in my tracks. I want to start planning a trip to the Christmas markets; definitely a must see!

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