It was a very freezing winter day, when we made it to Luebeck's loveliest Christmas Market by taking a walk from the train station all the way up to the town's center after a really lovely ride with the train through a very snowy landscape. In fact that winter day with its icy degrees was as lovely as this beautiful city of Thomas Mann is, and did perfectly fit for a visit at their Christmas Market. There we've had mushrooms and a mug of mulled wine which was quite special as it was made out of elderberries. The historic Christmas market at the foot of St. Mary’s Church makes visitors travel through time – medieval flair amidst modern Luebeck. Open November, 23 to December, 23.
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This is a custom in the whole of Germany to be precise. Generally during the Christmas season. We have seen it in every town that we visited during the last three months of 2007 including Luebeck. The harder heart-shaped Lebkuchen with inscription in icing like "Ich liebe dich" which means "I love you" are common and seen hanging in the temporary stores for the purpose. Many children are often seen having those cakes hanging as garlands on their necks, while the relish bits of the same.
While on my tour I saw many local enthusiasts busy fishing at the Trave quay. The sight was pretty interesting. Each time we passed the area, both day and night, we found many hobby fishers there. The people here seemed to enjoy this leisure activity.