Having come back last night from the mountains, we thought that we could take a walk downtown & enjoy what was left of the Christmas windows, and do a bit of grocery shopping, and have a lazy Saturday at home in the afternoon. Au contraire…
Apparently Boxing day is also a holiday in Germany (without crackers), which means that Christmas Eve (afternoon), Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and Sunday make almost 4 days in which the stores are closed for the holidays!! Fabulous, unless you are hosting a dinner party on the 26th & need a proper roast, or any kind of fresh fruits & veg. (this was made out of marzipan! Definitely not fresh of any kind)
But we did have a good time walking downtown.and checking out the windows in Karstadt – I actually choose to shop there through out the year because they do a fabulous Christmas window – the only shop in Munich that really caters to the old style Christmas decorations. The girls were thrilled!! The it was off to Mustard Sandwiches** & nap time, while I raced out to the airport for shopping among the masses of people that didn’t realize today was also a holiday. Fun.
**Just kidding about the mustard sandwiches, but not about the airport grocery shopping. However, I must admit we had the best steak for dinner – do they think people buy German steak at the airport to take home with them? I don’t get it?!