Trying to decide what German Christmas Markets to visit? Here are a few favorites...
Nuremberg - This 180 stall market is one of the more popular markets in Germany. Nuremberg flocks thousands of visitors with its large variety of German goods and delicious foods. They offer a small international section with booths representing goods made in their country, a small children section fully equipped with a mini train, mini farms wheel, and a full size traditional carousel, and a large christmas market in the heart of the city. Nuremberg booths are made of wood and the traditional red and white stripped roofing for the perfect look.
Wurzburg- Located in old town, this christmas market offers a wide variety of German goods and delicious food from 115 spread out wooden stalls. In addition to the stalls, this market offers a taste of a thier daily market with fresh vegetables, wines, and food stands serving goulash and french fry cones. Surrounding these stalls are cafe's and stores for additional shopping. The Wurzburg Market has a large variety of goods ranging from beeswax to cooking wear.
Dresden- Noted to hold one of Germany's oldest christmas market, Dresden offers traditional christmas gifts and holiday charm within the Saxony region. There are a total of eleven christmas markets in Dresden each different from the other. If you are looking for a variety, but are short on time, Dresden might be the best stop for you. After all who doesn't love the smell of baked apples waffling through the air?
Rothenburg- Located in one of Germany's most romantic medieval towns, Rothenburg ob der Tauber's Christmas Market could get anyone in the christmas spirit. This magical town is lined with lights, is home to Kathe Wolfhart's headquarters, and all things christmas. Each night of Advent people gather in the market square for the next advent window to be presented at roughly 5pm. This market is nothing less than charming and is a favorite to all who visit. Though a smaller number of stalls than places like Nuremberg, this market should be experienced by all who love christmas.