The word Feuerzangenbowle (literally "fire tongs punch") cannot really be translated. And it is quite probable that, like bratwurst and sauerkraut, it will enter international vocabulary in a few years. Because more and more visitors from all over the world are discovering the largest "Feuerzangenbowle" in the world on the edge of the Nuremberg Christmas Market. This drink is exhilarating and typically German, just like the classic film , "Die Feuerzangenbowle", which is projected on screens all around the wooden booths.
If a stroll through Nuremberg just before Christmas is too cold for you, then we warmly recommend the Feuerzangenbowle village.
The 3,40 metre-high cauldron holds an impressive 9,000 litres, and all sorts of tasty snacks are offered to go with this cult drink that puts people in good moods. As well as hot red wine, spices, lemon and orange peel, a good portion of rum also goes into the Feuerzangenbowle. In proper style, a sugar loaf placed on fire tongues is soaked through with rum and set on fire, and the caramelised and alcoholised sugar drips slowly into the red wine cauldron.