Even though I’m not much of a winter person, I have to admit that you can find fun things to do during this cold time of year. While visiting my best friend for a few days, we decided to check out the Ice World in Mainz and what can I say, it was absolutely amazing. Pretty cold with -8° but just incredible. There were huge sculptures made by artists from all over the world and the special lighting created a fantastic atmosphere. With every picture I took, I hoped it would turn out alright because of course, I wanted to share this with everyone. Gladly, they turned out pretty good. If it hadn’t been freezing in there, I would’ve loved to stay for hours and take hundreds of pictures, but at some point, the cold was just too much. I’m so not an Elsa.
Out of 200 tons of ice and snow, all kinds of beautiful scenarios had been carved. Of course, most of it was Christmas themed with Santa Clause, the Christmas story with a little baby jesus made of ice, a huge snowman, Santa’s workshop, a ginger bread house and of course, the Nutcracker. We also saw sculptures representing traditions of Mainz like carnival and of course, a German Christmas market. And in between, there were also some animals that actually live in ice and snow. Here and there were some places you could sit on or step into for some cute pictures and the whole exhibition was just magical. If you get the chance to visit Mainz by January 15, definitely go and check it out for yourself. The Christmas market there is a great one too, so you’ll definitely have a lovely afternoon.