logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g European Travel Site

BellaOnline's European Travel Editor

g

German Christmas Markets - Eastern Germany

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Do you ever find yourself yearning for a more traditional Christmas? Consider a trip to Germany during the Advent season for a visit to the magical Christmas markets. You will see, smell, and taste the magic of Christmas… just like you did when you were a child.

The scents of Christmas spices fill the air around the wooden market stalls. Indulge in Glühwein (warm mulled wine), Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies) roasted chestnuts, roasted almonds and bratwurst as you shop the stalls for traditional toys and Christmas decorations including nutcrackers and marionettes.

Visit each market at least twice to experience a completely different atmosphere from day to night. A daytime trip, with less people, makes browsing the stalls a breeze for the serious shopper. But when the sun goes down the families come out. The Christmas lights twinkle as a chill fills the air and you can reach for a warm glass of Glühwein. Your heart will smile as you feel the Christmas magic.

Berlin Christmas Market

There are so many to choose from in Berlin, but the historical Christmas market is set in Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Europe.

November 24 to December 24, 2004
Sunday to Thursday 11am–8pm
Fridays and Saturdays 11am–10pm

Dresden Christmas Market

The Striezelmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas market, features a Christmas pyramid that soars 14 meters tall! Don’t miss the Stollen Festival or the Pyramid Festival.

November 25 to December 24, 2004
Sunday to Thursday 10am–8pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10am–9pm (until 2pm on Christmas Eve)

Leipzig Christmas Market

This traditional Christmas market set in the old market square features the biggest Advent calendar in the world. Don't miss the fairytale forest or the Old Town Hall trumpeters.

November 23 to December 22, 2004
Sunday to Thursday 10am–8pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10am–9pm

Schmalkalden Christmas Market

The Herrscheklasmarkt is set in the old quarter complete with a church and a castle! Don't miss Saint Nicholas and his elves riding through town handing out gingerbread to children.

December 1 to December 19, 2004
Daily 10am–6pm
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Twitter Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Facebook Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to MySpace Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Del.icio.us Digg German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Yahoo My Web Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Google Bookmarks Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Stumbleupon Add German+Christmas+Markets+%2D+Eastern+Germany to Reddit




Christmas Markets in Southern Germany
Christmas Markets in Northern Germany
Christmas Markets in Western Germany
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the European Travel Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Swiss Rail Travel

The Grandeur of St. Petersburg

Search for the perfect carry-on

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor