Germany, as my second home, is the most charming, architecturally stimulating place that I could recommend to a traveler. Germany at Christmas time. . . makes you think Santa is real. As we landed in Stuttgart, Yves surprised me with a trip to Nürnberg, the city with the 'creme de la creme' of Christmas markets. Just a few of my favorite things: the classic red and white tents of the Christmas market, handmade crafts, Glühwein, Nürnberger Würstl, the chimes of the church bell, and huge piles of snow.