We decided to take a trip into Cologne last night to visit their Christmas markets, and it was simply lovely. I think of all the ones I have visited this year, this one was my favorite. Not just because it was in our city, but mostly because it was Gnome-Themed! It was raining on and off, but people were still out and about; the Germans really go all out for these things, from the lighting, to the stalls, to the food, the results are quite impressive. I think if goes without saying that we ate our little hearts out! Zach was tired of me pointing out every little gnome I saw by the end of the night; there were gnomes riding animals, gnomes holding up bratwurst, there was even a gnome sitting on a toilet, holding a sign to the bathrooms. The best!