On Friday 9th December 2022 two full minibusses of students from year 8 set off together with Ms Thompson, Mr Canning England, and Miss Handley to explore the German Christmas Market in Birmingham City Centre. Once at the market, we split up into groups to complete a trail around the market. The task was to find out what the German signs on the stalls all over the market meant in English. Do you know what Bratkartoffeln, Zwiebeln or Kastanien are? So, we hunted down to find out by using our knowledge of German and English but also by speaking to the stallholders themselves. Whilst on their hunt around the Christmas market students tried many different types of food that were on offer – the Bratwurst was a firm favourite! Birmingham’s German Market is also called Frankfurt Christmas Market because it was originally brought to the city from Frankfurt/Main in 1997 as this is Birmingham’s twin city in Germany. It is the largest Christmas Market outside of Germany and Austria counting around 5.5 Million visitors every year.
Frohe Weihnachten = Merry Christmas!