Thursday, December 9, 2010

Weekend away

A few photos from our weekend trip to Trier, Germany where we did some sightseeing and enjoyed the adorable Christmas market in Germany's oldest city:

Porta Nigra, the world's best preserved Roman city gate

center of town

Christmas market and the main square

the Christmas market

Enjoying some hot wine!  You pay a little extra for the mug and then you can either return the mug
and get the money back or keep it as a cheap souvenir!

Lionel and I freezing our butts off at the Christmas market

the town decorated for the holidays

Christmas market at night

And on the drive home we decided to stop in Luxembourg City for a few hours to check it out:

Lionel and I visiting the city

the main square

city gate

the Christmas market

the cathedral

Christmas decorations

Even though the weather wasn't so great (freezing cold and snowing half the weekend), it was a great trip and a wonderful weekend and I was thrilled to get out of Paris and spend some quality time with Lionel!


  1. You were so close to Metz! We have Christmas markets too! :-p Trier and Luxembourg are pretty awesome though, it's nice to see people discovering them, reminds me that I have some cool stuff nearby and should take advantage more often! Glad you had a good trip, and the weather didn't cause too much trouble!

  2. Andromeda, yep, we were close to Metz...I thought of you when we drove by. One of these day's I'm gonna have to visit Metz, it sounds like a nice city. And you are lucky, you have a lot of cool stuff nearby!

  3. Germany looks pretty good in winter. Nice choice. Did you taste the famous Gluhwein?
    Compliments from
    Arc de triomphe hotels

  4. adt hotels, Germany does look quite wonderful in the winter and of course I tasted some of the fact quite a bit of it because it was so good!

  5. I’m getting “Reise Fieber” as they say in German, just watching the gorgeous pictures … such a beautiful world !