Christmas Market still Exist in here: Budapest, Hungary (1)

Christmas just passed away a week ago but we are still celebrating until 6th January every year in according to Catholic Liturgy. When we were on vacation in Budapest during few days, we stopped by awhile in Christmas Market that held near Basilica Sint Stephan. This market seems huge in order to the most of tourists visited to look around and trying local cuisine.

The attractive things is shown up to visitors when Basilica perfomes the lights and instruments by thema Christmas season. The duration is for 3-4 minutes to perform spectacular lights. Every visitors can see how adorable the sparkling nights around Basilica’s hall.

Here there are photos such as down

Basilica St. Stephan.

In front of the hall of Basilica.

The Nativity of scene.

Christmas market around.

Some visitors enjoy food and beverages that found by booths of market.

Punch and mulled wine booth.


Who is this? No information around. 


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Kürtőskalàcs, Jajanan Kue Kaki Lima: Kuliner Budapest, Hungaria (3)

Kürtőskalács sedang dipanggang.
Kue dipanggang dengan karamel hingga berkerak.

 

Kue tampak sedang diuleni seperti roti biasa.

 

Kue ini juga bisa ditemukan di pinggir jalan, seperti tampak dalam foto dimana kedai tersebut belum buka.

 

Di Budapest, saya senang mengamati pasar Natal yang berada dekat dengan Basilika Santo Stephanus. Salah satu kios yang ramai dikunjungi adalah kedai kue khas kuliner setempat. Setelah dari sini, saya lihat banyak kedai kue serupa di kaki lima yang juga menjual kue sama. Itu artinya kue ini populer di Budapest.

 

Nama kue tersebut, Kürtőskalács yang wajib anda coba jika berkunjung ke sini. Ini semacam kue tradisional yang manis dan dikonsumsi sehari-hari. Menurut saya, kue ini seperti roti gulung yang dibungkus dengan rasa manis semacam karamel pada permukaannya sehingga mengkilap. Rasanya benar-benar renyah dan mengenyangkan menurut saya. Namun saat saya datang ke sini, kue ini memiliki berbagai varian rasa sebagaimana yang anda sukai misalnya vanila, strawberry dan sebagainya. 

Ada yang bilang kue ini juga dijumpai di daratan Eropa yang lain, namun memang paling banyak dijumpai di Hungaria. Kue ini dibuat dengan adonan seperti roti beragi, digulung dan dipanggang dalam bara api hingga berwarna kecoklatan. Setelah itu, diberi rasa sesuai selera yang dikehendaki.

Semua kedai yang saya jumpai menawarkan cara yang sama dengan rasa berbeda-beda, yakni kue diuleni, dipanggang dan kemudian diberi rasa sesuai permintaan. Harganya bervariasi namun di pasar musiman seperti Christmas Market tentu harganya bisa sedikit lebih mahal. Saya sarankan anda mencoba di jajanan kaki lima yang lain karena ternyata ini termasuk jajanan yang digemari jika berkunjung ke Hungaria.

Begitu asyiknya menikmati kue hingga saya lupa mengambil foto kue tersebut. 

Christkindlmarkt 2017 in Landshut, Germany

Landshuter Christkindl Markt.

Christmas market in evening.

Christmas market is originated by Germany since centuries ago, but now many countries held the same markets during four weeks of Advent. This market in Bavaria always held in center city that aimed to reach out a lot of people and mostly to be opened near Catholic church. This is not only for business purpose, people can meet and greet in seasonal days festival. Also there is always choir or music performance to sing Christmas songs.

In the corner of market.

The sign board of toilet.

Bags corner.

We just visited one of Christmas markets in Landshut, a capital city of Nierderbayern recently. For car parking, we paid 2€ per day. There was no entrance ticket. It was free. For public toilet, you should give the cents in voluntary. The market was located on old city of Freyung, near Catholic church St. Jodok.

The attractive things about this market such in down:

  • Santa Claus.

Santa Claus (red costume)

I found here Santa Claus who wore costume in figured like as Saint Nicholas. He looked kind to greet every child on market. Children like to meet him, giving hands and making photo together.

  • Children entertainment.

Train railway miniature for kids.

Christmas class for children.

This market served also to entertain children through some miniatures playing ground. I found also a class for children that dedicated to help them understanding Christmas through art performs and creation crafts by experienced person.

  • Der Krippe”


The Nativity scene.

Der Krippe is known as Nativity Scene. In this market, we found specialized the nativity scene in special ways design. This leads to understand the historic of Landshut in connecting with the stars following of the holy night that to be representations of miracle.

  • Music concert.

During we were there, we heard a choir which performed perfect Christmas song by vocal group. After that, this market brought a wide of selected music groups to festive the sparkling evenings.

  • The photo booth.

Photo together Santa Claus figurines.

No wonder people came to Christmas market to capture photos in dazzling evening. This market provided the spots in making pictures for visitors. It designed specialized thema regarding Christmas to capture the exceptional moments in Christmas market. The spots of photos were served on thema Advent of Calendar and Santa Claus figurines.

This market would be held until on 23rd December. Another stories regarding food and drinks in this market, I will share to next post.

Christkindlmarkt: A Christmas Market in Sparkle Night in Germany

As promised, this post meant to watch the pretty night during Christmas market. This is recommended to festive in sparkling nights. I have no words again to describe this market.

May those pictures uploaded that tell you more!

1. Entrance of a market.

2. The chocolate center.

3. German cuisine.

4. Nativity Scene or Weihnachten krippe in deutsch words.

5. The German tradition of Winter drinking. 

6. Crowds of people streamed in Christmas Market. 

7. Chilling out in Germany’s Christmas market.

8. A choir performance concert.

9. Coffee snack bar.

10. A Christmas gift shop displays.

The idea about Christkindlmarkt, please be found in links below:

  1. https://liwunfamily.com/2017/11/30/movember-christmas-markets-in-everywhere-pasar-menjelang-natal/
  2. https://liwunfamily.com/2017/12/09/christkindlmarkt-pasar-menjelang-natal-di-jerman-untuk-donasi/
  3. https://liwunfamily.com/2017/12/09/gluhwein-minuman-khas-di-musim-dingin-di-jerman/
  4. https://liwunfamily.com/2016/12/05/pasar-tradisional-khas-natal-di-jerman/