Europe is home to some of the best Christmas Markets, the kind of markets that we Americans have never seen here in the States. With snow capped mountains in the background and mulled spice wine, it will be a magical experience. Relish in the smells of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and merchants selling their finest handmade gifts, for a truly unforgettable trip.
The fan-shaped city enchants its visitors with a mix of sparkling winter wonderland, German “Gemütlichkeit” and an extraordinary experience. The market is located just outside the Karlsburg Castle.
It is bathed in the soft glow of candlelight and the warmth of bonfires that is accompanied by the sweet tunes of artists, musicians, craftsmen and storytellers.
It is also a great spot for children with their talking fairy-tale houses and a train ride through a magical forest. Don’t forget to take a horse drawn carriage to Germany’s 2nd largest outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of the market.