What to Eat: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market

Updated June 25, 2020.

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This one’s pretty special–it’s all about Christmas foods! I recently was in Heidelberg to enjoy the Christmas Markets and explore this cute, historic town, and to get a little more material for my Germany page! Here’s the scoop on what I ate at the Heidelberg Christmas Market!

Kinderpunsch

For many, gluhwein is the only beverage to enjoy at a Christmas Market. Not for me! I enjoyed kinderpunsch (warm fruit juices and fruit tea), cranbeerypunsch, and apfelpunsch instead! You really do want a little something warming you from the inside at these Christmas Markets, and you can keep your mug!

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Kinderpunsch for me!
Chocolate-covered Marshmallow Cream

You read that right: marshmallow cream! This one was dipped in white chocolate and striped with milk chocolate. It was like biting into a Heavenly cloud!

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Marshmallowy perfection on a napkin

Spiral Potato

If you’re into potato chips, you have to try one of these! They spiral the potato and fry it up on a stick. You can have you pick of ketchup, salsa, chili cheese, or garlic sauces. The girl sprinkled some seasoning salt on it, too. It was great!

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Eat a long potato chip: check!

Leberknoedle with Sauerkrat

I was looking for something German, and I found it! These Leberknoedle were made of an unidentified meat that was tender, flavorful, and filling! And I will only eat sauerkraut in Germany. Anywhere else it’s just gross. Are you a sauerkraut fan?

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Leberknoedle for Lunch

Savory Crepe

Who knew crepes were such a thing in Germany? I couldn’t turn a corner without bumping into a creperie! This was

savory, made with cheese, arugula, mushrooms, tomatoes, and little peppers.

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In the process
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Finished product

Sweet Crepe

Did someone say banana and nutella? This might have been the best thing I ate at the Christmas Markets! It was fun to watch them make it, and even more amazing to eat.

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A drizzle of nutella, anyone?
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So Christmassy!

Kaesse Spaetzel (Cheese with Dumplings)

This is just enough like mac and cheese that I had to try it! Spaetzel is a little noodle-dumpling, and when paired with cheese, it becomes something wonderful! And I made a new friend who told me all about wurst (sausages)!

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My new friend with the Kaesse Spaetzel!

Are you hungry yet? I’m missing all the wonderful treats myself!

Want more about Heidelberg, Gemany, and Christmas Markets? Check out my Germany Page!

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Published by quickwhittravel

Hey there! I am an avid traveller and adventurer, and you're always welcome to join me! The things I love most are God, my husband Steve, and seeing new places! My favorite places include Sydney, Australia; Ise City, Japan; and Bergen, Norway--but there's always room for more favorite places!

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