On the first weekend of advent, the people of kulmbach, but also many visitors from further afield, still have a real taste for advent and christmas. The streets of the old town were bursting with people from friday to sunday. The weather played along – and so the stroll through kulmbach’s old town alleys, through the oberhacken, through the burggut with its arts and crafts market and through the garden of the old villa in the schiebgraben became a wonderful way to get in the mood for the advent season. More than eighty booths attracted the customers.
Silvana pezzi’s spinning wheel was always in great demand. Pezzi showed how wool is turned into yarn. "It’s easier to spin a uniform dark thread than a thick one," the expert explained. And the wool she uses comes from her own sheep: pezzi owns seven coburg foxes.
"Above all, the decorations go down really well at the christmas market", says silvana pezzi and is positively surprised. Even deputy district administrator christina flauder couldn’t resist the felt stand. "I bought a cushion, the colors are so already", swarmed christina flauder.
The loudest stand at the christmas market belonged to michael schutt. He worked with the motorsage. In just a few minutes, tree trunks became small elks. Then another powerful blow with the axe – and the elk got a small slit on the back side. Because the moose also needs a tail.
At the market there was everything your heart desires: decorations for the advent season as well as sweet and savory delicacies.
Knitted on figure
the christmas market went seamlessly over into the arts and crafts market at the burggut and the martin-luther-haus. There the artists outdid each other. Gabriele stemmler has designed funny moufflons – with a little squirrel on their head. There is also a bavarian mutton with female sausage or mabkrug or a grass-grass mutton with rat. And she even knits around coffee and tea pots. "I knit to shape", laughs stemmler. "The squirrel’s mouth is really funny", sigrid kern tries it on right away.
All exhibitors had something to offer: regine bar had homemade soaps, gabriele walter a wide range of brands and likoren in the offer. A real eye-catcher was the stand of anke suwa. The 43-year-old is passionate about knitting and crocheting, especially things for babies and dolls. The best sellers at her stand were barbie dresses with lots of glitter. "My egg cups were admired and laughed at, but they don’t sell so well", said suwa. "But I will be back", it has set its sights firmly on.
Time out in the hustle and bustle
at a reading in cafe klatsch by cosima and johannes asen, the visitors also had a little time to get in the mood for christmas away from the hustle and bustle.
Also the christmas market number three in the old villa at the slider trench was a real crowd puller. The children of the children’s home made many things themselves: stars, boshi muffins, decorations, ornaments. But a real must this year was again the stickbrot. Small and large visitors enjoyed sitting at the fire bowl and grilling bread on the stick.
The atmosphere was especially romantic when the dawn slowly broke. Because the illuminated plassenburg and the sea of lights offered a wonderful backdrop. Only a little bit of snow was missing for a real pre-christmas feeling.