Germany Frustrates the Russian Grinch, Saves Energy and Opens Christmas Markets Amid Mulled Wine and Merriment
There are more than 2.2 billion Christians throughout the world and during the month of December it often seems most of them are spending Christmas in Germany. They come to walk respectfully through vaulted cathedrals where relics of ancient saints are entombed. Or visit palaces once belonging to Holy Roman Emperors. Some find their way to Bayreuth’s 1750 Opera House to marvel at the intricate Baroque carving. But if pressed to admit what really appeals to them about cold Decembers in Germany most visitors admit they come for the Christmas markets.