Sipping Glühwein at Munich's Christmas Markets in Germany
It's cold, but you're not feeling a thing. Bavarians know a thing or two about staying warm and cheerful when the temperature drops. The man wearing lederhosen hands you a cup of joy. Glühwein—warm, spicy, aromatic, and with a decided kick to it—you float around the Christmas Market in the Marienplatz looking at the sea of lights and nibbling on gingerbread and toasted almonds. Shop for wooden toys, scarves and crafts, then buoy yourself with another steaming cup and head over to the hip Schwabinger Art Market to browse the top-notch artists' stalls.