Grandma arrived before the rest of the clan, so we got to spend a lot of time soaking up the Christmas spirit in and around Heidelberg. It was the coldest week we had had so far, but it was also when we received the first legitimate snowfall of the winter. And my philosophy is that as long as there is snow, the cold is not so bad. The Heidelberg Christmas Market was in its last days, and the crowds were out in full force.
strolling the Hauptstrasse
After church that Sunday the snow started falling, and before long everything was covered.
our little family in front of the outdoor ice skating rink in Karlsplatz
Grandma and Granddaughter covered in snow
wiggling fingers and toes in an effort to keep warm
The snow was the perfect addition to the Heidelberg Christmas market.
crowds huddled around the Christmas market stalls in Kornmarkt
castle and Madonna loom overhead
shopping for ornaments at one of the market stalls
close-up of the pyramid atop a Gluewein stand