Each Winter, Christmas markets pop up around Europe, selling things like hand-made toys, clothes, wine and baked goods. This year shoppers will be in for an extra treat when they check in there on Foursquare: the Oh Tannenbaum badge.
Users can earn this core badge simply by checking in at one of these markets in Europe. The unlock text reads:
Glühwein? Check. Lebkuchen? Ja. Gifts? Of course. Give Santa a high five and soak in the magic of the Christmas markets. They come but once a year!
Like the dedicated UK badges released over the past month, it appears this badge is designed to cater to the European market, which Foursquare is focusing heavily on right now. They’ve long taken flack for the US (and especially New York) centricity of their badges, so as they try to make inroads with companies and users in Europe, it makes sense to create at least a few badges that honor some of their traditions.
What do you think of the badge?