Merry Christmas, everyone! To go along with today's Best Market of 2015 post, I thought I'd share some photos from our recent trip to the #1 spot on the list: the Cologne Christmas Markets. For over a month, the German city plays host to dozens of holiday markets, from tiny local stalls to the sprawling, picturesque Cathedral Christmas Market. Although the whole experience can get a bit over-the-top (especially on weekends when the markets are most popular), there's something special about Christmas markets in Germany. Make sure to come hungry, because the food is the real star of the show! A few of our favorites were the reibekuchen (potato pancakes with apple sauce), flammkuchen (German flat bread pizza), curry wurst and sauteed mushrooms with sour cream.