As we have been fortunate to visit many Christmas Markets in Germany this has been discussed with many of our campers and staff throughout this season.
A few people have said to us that Birmingham put on a good market and people have been coming over for ten years from Germany (Frankfurt) and set it all up in the same way as it would be there.
Our friends Terry & Karen live in Kidderminster which is not too far from Birmingham so we drove over to them, got the train in to Birmingham Moore St station. As we had not eaten we headed for the nearest food stand which turned out to be a half a meter bratwurst in a roll……..needless to say it was well recieved. We then washed it down with a warm drink of Gluhwein, Kirshwein and Apfelwein.
We had a walk around all of the lovely stalls selling their wares and then headed to The Mailbox to meet Terry & Karen’s son for a coffee.
We then got the (delayed and very, very crowded) train back to Kidderminster. Normally a 40 minute journey but took at least an hour……We are glad that we do not use public transport that often.
We stayed the night and then after a hearty breakfast headed on to Oxford for a couple of nights at Dean’s mother’s.