STEPPING BACK INTO THE MIDDLE AGES AT THE DRESDEN MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS MARKET: The Dresden Striezelmarkt is the largest and most famous of the Dresden Christmas markets, but a Christmas market with a difference and one which we like a lot is the Dresden Medieval Christmas Market. Watched over by a Christmas angel, the Dresden Medieval […]
BUYING STOLLEN IN DRESDEN WHERE THE CAKE WAS INVENTED: As a part of our Christmas sightseeing tour of Dresden we visit a stollen stall at the Dresden Striezelmarkt where we are given a slice of this famous Dresden Christmas cake to sample. Christollen happens to be on my shopping list of things to buy, so […]
CHINESISCHER TURM WEIHNACHTSMARKT – A CHRISTMAS MARKET AT MUNICH’S CHINESE TOWER: The Chinesischer Turm Weihnachtsmarkt (Chinese Tower Christmas Market) is an unusual name for a German Christmas Market and it is so called because in the middle of the market grounds stands a giant Chinese pagoda. The 25-metre high wooden Chinese Tower is one of […]
WOOD-TURNED INCENSE SMOKERS ARE A TYPICALLY GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITION: On our final night in Munich we decide to go back to the Chinesischer Turm Weihnachtsmarkt (Chinese Tower Christmas Market) in the English Garden, a ten-minute walk from the Hilton Munich Park Hotel where we are staying. There is not much, in the way of cafés […]
Frankfurt Weihnachtsmarkt is one of the Oldest and Prettiest in Germany: The Frankfurt Christmas market (Frankfurter Weihnachtsmarkt) claims to be one of the oldest in Germany – it seems that there has been a Christmas market in Frankfurt since 1393. With its rich history and steeped in traditions, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is a huge attraction for […]
WeihnachtsZauber – Berlin Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market: The WeihnachtsZauber on Gendarmenmarkt is one of Berlin’s most popular and stylish Christmas markets during the festive season and for a very good reason. This centrally located Christmas market is framed by the Französischer Dom, the Konzerthaus and the Deutscher Dom, and with more than 1,000 strings of fairy […]
Bernkastel-Kues’ Weihnachtsmarkt and Highlight Events: The medieval Marktplatz (market square) of Bernkastel-Kues must be one of the prettiest settings for a Christmas market. The square is small and cozy and the forty or so market stalls are set up against the backdrop of Bernkastel’s charming timber-framed buildings. Bernkastel Weihnachtsmarkt Bernkastel’s Christmas market starts on the […]
Within the Historic Old Town of Lübeck are Nine Christmas Markets: With its historical attractions and medieval setting, Lübeck exudes charm at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, this “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is more than charming. Decked out in Christmas lights, stars and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Lübeck has some nine […]
There’s something magical about Christmas markets and when it comes to Christmas markets, the city of Cologne puts on quite a show. In this city there are actually seven Christmas markets, including the famous Cologne Cathedral Weihnachtsmarkt.
A visit to Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market of Nations or Rüdesheimer Weihnachtsmarkt will let you enjoy the Christmas traditions of 12 nations in this one Christmas market.