German Friends, German Food, German Market

It’s starting to look like Christmas here in Birmingham and there has been one thing that has been coming up in conversation over and over.  The German Market seems to be a big deal among the students and residents in Birmingham.  One of the reasons for this might be because of all the Germans at Aston University.  After much stress and studying during the week, I decided to get a group together and go out to the market on a Friday evening. We must have had one of the most diverse groups there, but there was no doubt about it, I was sticking close to a couple of my German friends: Moritz and David.

As we entered the market, the first thing I noticed was how all the stands were decorated for Christmas.  It almost resembled a small German town in the winter.  Moritz and I decided to start off by grabbing a couple of pints of beer and then slowly make our way to the half meter sausages.  According to my friends, German sausage is quite a big deal among Europeans.  As they handed me this foot long bun with a sausage folded over (because it was almost twice the size), I was a bit taken back and did not have any words.  I must say though, it was probably one of the best sausages I’ve ever had.  Of course, this might be due to the fact that I was starving and had been looking forward to this for a few days.

While finishing up and socializing with the rest of the group, we decided to explore a bit and see if there was anything else that might interest us.  There were candy apples, waffles with Nutella, crepes with fruit, little German themed trinkets, and much more.  From all this, I realized that this was truly a German themed evening.  I indulged myself with German friends, German food and drink, and the German Market

German Market