The scent of mulled wine, gingerbread and roasted almonds wafts through the Republic. In Germany, cities and municipalities hundreds of thousands of small wooden stalls, decorated for Christmas, offer the visitors in addition to regional Delicacies with a Potpourri of products: from self-manufactured Christmas tree ornaments to hand-knitted wrist warmers there are virtually everything.

especially in the large cities, visitors have a huge selection. In Berlin alone, over 50 markets lure in the meantime. And in the Bavarian capital, almost all of the city shop now parts to a Christmas market. The beauty of it: Each has a character of its own, and the organizers strive to set new accents.

Christmas market-jewels of Bavaria to Schleswig-Holstein

no Matter whether it is a Maritime Christmas market, such as, for example, in Hamburg or a toboggan run with real snow from the Alps, such as in the Saarland town of St. Wendel.

On the next pages, we introduce you to the most beautiful Christmas markets – for each land, from South to North.

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