Tuesday, January 7, 2020

5 Tips for Visiting Christmas Markets in Germany

When I visited Germany in December, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of Christmas Markets. Christmas Markets are truly a unique experience, and I have few tips for you to get the most out of your visit:

  1. Try to visit during a weekday as markets tend to be less crowded then. 
  2. Christmas Markets are always worth a visit, but the experience is even better at night, when all the booths are illuminated by thousands of lights. 
  3. Make sure to get some mulled wine (or mulled non-alcoholic cider) to stay warm and get into the festive, holiday spirit. 
  4. Christmas markets feature lots and lots of food booth with very tasty eats from raclette to pizza to stuffed potatoes to countless other delicious options - make sure to allot some space for some Christmas market eats when you plan your food for the day.
  5. Leave some room for sweets - burnt sugar almonds are a very traditional holiday market treat, another traditional treat is gingerbread - Nürnberg is famous for its gingerbread, and there are many other regional treats like Baumkuchen from Salzwedel and so many more.