Frozen Unicorn, Bad Nauheim, Germany

DECEMBER 2022 – An illuminated unicorn sculpture made from ice is exhibited at the Christmas Market in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Last weekend we visited the Chirstmas Market in Bad Nauheim, Germany. While Bad Nauheim is best known as the city where Elvis Presley spent his time while serving the U.S. Army, it is home to a beautiful Christmas Market that takes place every year on one weekend in December. Countless small booths offer exclusive gifts and Christmas decoration as well as food and drinks while musicians play festive music. There’s also a sense of art in the air as the greens and trees are beautifully illuminated, and artists create their work.

There was a duo of ice artists who created awesome sculptures from raw ice blocks. One of these sculptures was this unicorn.

I love the harsh contrast between the illuminated sculpture and the dark surroundings and can only admire the artists who create the sculpture really out of nothing.

In any event, if you’re in the region in December, it’s certainly worth considering a visit to this extraordinary Christmas Market.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time10-DEC-2022, 18:02
LocationBad Nauheim, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F)
Exposure1/17 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2448 x 3264 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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