Guten Tag! I have just arrived back at my friends house from the most wonderful day at Birmingham’s amazing German Market! Apart from the amazing food and drink, it is so festive and cheerful, you can’t help but smile the whole time!
This is the first German market i have ever been too in Birmingham, and i can’t wait to go again! We started off doing a bit of shopping before heading outside to the stalls! With 180 stalls to choose from, you are literally spoilt for choice! BUT… i have narrowed some of the stalls down for you (how kind) just so you know which stalls should not go amiss!
For starters, you must, must , must go and have some garlic potatoes and mushrooms, they are honestly heavenly! The mushrooms are cooked to perfection and the potatoes are thinly sliced and slightly crispy round the edges and you can have it covered with this unbelievable garlic sauce that is definitely a ‘lick the plate’ kind of sauce! You can find this stall outside of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery(which by the way, if you get a chance to look around the museum and art gallery, it is astonishing and so well worth it! Some of the things you see in there are unreal and just so beautiful and interesting, i would definitely recommend having a tour!). And I seriously recommend going in to see the Staffordshire Hoard at least as it is out of this world! To learn more about the Anglo-Saxon gold and more about its warriors and secrets is just mind blowing!
Back to food anyway… after you have eaten your garlic potatoes andmushrooms, you must head to find where the mulled wine (‘Gluwein’ in German) is! I found one to the side of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery that you could actually go inside it and sit round a big wooden table and drink your mulled wine! Although, I did have to wait for around half an hour to eventually get a seat in there as it is only small and as you can imagine, everyone wants to sit down to enjoy their drinks! But, it is well worth the wait as it is so cosy and snug and it really gives you the ultimate German market experience with its unique cups to drink out of (which you have to give back sadly) and the big thick wooden table that you sit around.
The spirit that the German Market brings is just brilliant! I noticed that if one person started singing in the crowds, everyone would join in! It is such a lovely atmosphere to be in as everyone is smiling and merry, just like it should be! So… i guess what i am trying to say is, if you get the chance to go to the German Market, i would definitely recommend it! It is romantic as well as a good place to be with friends and family! And even if you don’t want to try any of the food or drink, there are so many different unique stores that sell the cutest little gifts that would be perfect for someone you care about or even a present to yourself! Or, a stroll around the market, just enjoying the company of others and the cheery music instead! Whatever it is you fancy, Birmingham German Market is beautiful and i can’t wait to go again!!