According to its website, Quedlinburg is a “charming mediaeval city” which I can only confirm. Yesterday, we went there because of “Advent in the courtyards” – lots of small markets taking place in the yards all over the city – and it was wonderful. Many of the vendors sold unique, handmade things and I simply enjoyed the whole atmosphere that was produced by the old buildings, light and decoration. If you don’t know it yet, you should definitely pay Quedlinburg a visit!

I spotted these darling Russian ladies on some street. They were singing along to folk music on their portable radio and looked so great in their costumes.