Even Goethe praised the Weimar Onion Market as a "famous Market festival". People from all over the world flock to Weimar each year on the second weekend in October to be a part of this festival. This year Weimar celebrated its 355th Onion Market. On three days the city of Weimar turns into a colorful and lively place, where traders sell their wares, musicians give concerts on several stages dotted across the city and food and drinks are plentiful.
Of course it's also always about food. The sweet aroma of caramelized onions, intertwined with the fragrance of spiced bratwurst, garlic wafts through the alleys and the air is honey-coated with a delicious scent of candied almonds and sugared cranberries.
Who can resist buying small paper bags full of Wasabi peanuts, cranberries covered in yogurt chocolate or chocolate dipped coffee beans.
If an aura of grilled meats makes your tummy grumble, there is certainly something to satisfy the appetite. Marinated meats and of course the famous Thüringian spicy bratwurst with a dollop of hot mustard is sure to satisfy the hungriest tummy-grumbler.
After spending a lovely October day with food, music and drink one last ride on the Ferris wheel to enjoy the view above the rooftops of Weimar.
A fun filled time on a gorgeous Autumn's weekend.
Hope you enjoy the sights and scenes of one of my weekends with the family in Weimar.
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