Christmas Markets - Weihnachtsmärkte in Stuttgart Area
This blog post presents an overview over the markets in this region.
A German Tradition
What is so special about Christmas Markets in Germany that people come from all over the world to enjoy them?
As a German I would say the relaxed and festive atmosphere. The food and sweets and of course the mulled red wine (Glühwein – hot red or white wine) or Kinderpunsch (like Juice without alcohol for kids and non-drinkers). Plus there are a lot of market stands to buy Christmas presents, souvenirs, Christmas decorations, candles and much more.
Here are the main ones in Stuttgart Area. Please check their dates in the Internet / Facebook. Some of them only open for a weekend, but the big ones usually open End of November right up to Christmas.
Here you can chose your language and enter Christmas Markets into the search
In the middle of the city center – it stretches from the “Neues Schloß” and the “Königsbau” to the “Karlsplatz” (here you can find the Finnish Christmasmarket) via “Schillerplatz”, “Altes Schloss”, “ Stiftskirche” and “Marktplatz”
Highlights are the creative and lovingly decorated roofs of the stalls – so look above.
Read more about the Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt
Ludwigsburger Barock Weihnachtsmarkt – Baroque Christmas Market
Very special atmosphere with the surrounding arcades, stands and gates and the two baroque churches which are illuminated.
Read more about the Ludwigsburger Weihnachtsmarkt
Esslinger Mittelaltermarkt – Medieval Market
“For almost four weeks at the Medieval Market, merchants in historical garments offer their goods for sale just as they did hundreds of years ago. Craftsmen like pewterers, felt-makers, tinder-makers, blacksmiths, rope-makers, basket-makers, broom-makers or glass-blowers demonstrate their craftsmanship. Furthermore, in the streets and on various stages artists fascinate their audience with juggling, music and nonsense.All around, Esslingen´s medieval half-timbered houses create a unique and spectacular backdrop. The Middle Ages with all one´s senses, lock, stock and barrel.” Quote from their website
Read more about the Esslinger Weihnachtsmarkt
Smaller Christmasmarkets – mainly open at one weekend
Please type this in a search machine in the Internet for their dates & opening times. A lot of sites can be switched to English or even found on Facebook
What is your favorite Christmas market? Let me know, so we can add this to the list.
November 2018 by Kira Neumann
This blog post is a personal recommendation and based on personal experience. It has been prepared with the greatest possible care and does not claim to be correct, complete or up-to-date.“ Picture credit: Kiramiga