The food at the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt was absolutely amazing. The offers include Kaiserschmarnn, Bretzel and a wide variety of Sausages. There were different stands offering different flavours of Bretzel. There was also stands that offered the same thing, such as Bosna and sausages with cheese inside (Käsekrainer). Bosna is a white sausage that is grilled and then serviced in a baguette with curry mustard and onion.
I decided that I wanted to try the Kaiserschmarrn which is crumbled pancakes that is cooked in a large pan over an open heat. It is served with either Apfelmuss or Preiselbeern.
I decided to try the one with apfelmuss and although it was a bit too sweet for me, I enjoyed it very much. The sales lady actually stated that Kaiserschmarnn is a typical Austrian dish during the Christmas season. Actually, now I wish that I can have it again but try it with Preiselbeern because that sounds so delicious and the picture brings back memories.
After few hours of strolling and exploring I felt extremely cold and decided to purchase a mug of “Glühwein”. This is a hot wine made from spices such as red wine, rum, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger and more. If I was not in the mood for something non-alcoholic I would have tried the “Kinderpunsch” which is basically the same drink but without the rum or wine. Both beverages were a great option to warm up in the cold weather. The prices in the centrally located stands are adjusted to tourist standards. The cup of Glühwein costed 7 Euros, 4 of which I got back because I did not want to keep the mug.
Although I didn’t keep the mug I must say that it was very beautiful. All of the stands selling Glühwein had the same mugs. They were blue with the logo and the words Salzburger Christkindlemarkt on it.
I must say that the market was very beautiful, there was a wide variety of offers but the thing that I remember the most was the food and the drinks that I enjoyed. If you are a person who is interested in food, make sure that you check out the market in 2016 Christmas. As for the Glühwein you might be able to get in for a while but it taste a lot better in the market with your friends and family surrounding you.
Author: Ashelle McFee